What is Operations Challenge?

Answer! Operations Challenge is the Wastewater Olympics for professionals in the wastewater industry. Four team members compete in 5 different events:

  1. Maintenance: Perform maintenance on and operation of a Vaughan Chopper pump
  2. Collection Systems: Connect a 4 PVC lateral sewer to an existing 8 PVC sewer pipe
  3. Safety: Respond to an unconscious worker at the bottom of a confined space
  4. Process Control: 20-minute written wastewater skills test and a 15-minute process simulator test
  5. Laboratory: Analyze TSS and TDS and calculate solids mass balance across a treatment system

Meet the MassChaos Team

This year’s team consists of Scott Urban (Holyoke), Kelly Olanyk (Springfield), Joe Holmes (Holyoke),  Justo Cabrera (Springfield), and Ramon Garrick (Springfield).

Support the team by making a donation!

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