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SCEC Competitions

Every day operators and technicians must operate treatment facilities, solve problems, respond to emergencies, and perform analyses related to our water, wastewater treatment and the collection systems. Few know about the behind-the-scenes work performed every day by South Carolina's professionals.


The 2020 SCEC will once again play host to the exciting operational challenges you've seen in the past.


Operators Challenge

Do you have what it takes to compete? Register for the Brawl at the Beach now!
Learn more

Student Posters

Undergrad and graduate students will have the opportunity to present their research in a friendly competition. Learn more

Best Tasting Water

Think your utility has the best tasting water around? Here’s your chance to prove it.
Learn more


2020 Competitions Information Coming Soon

Please see the list below for competition-specific sponsorship opportunities TBA.

Quick Links

2020 Competitions Schedule TBA

2019 WEFTEC Operations Challenge Results (PDF: 5MB) New!

2019 Competitions Results (Excel) New!


Competition Info

Operations Challenge

Hydrant Hysteria

Top Ops

Meter Madness 

Pipe Tapping

Best Tasting Water

Student Poster Contest 




Operations Challenge

Register now! There is a 12-team limit for this competition. Registration fee is $100 per team. First and second place awards for both in-state and invitational teams. Questions? Please contact Greg Hill, PWO Committee Chair.


2020 Brawl at the Beach


Sponsorship Opportunity

Competitions Information

Team Registration and Waiver Forms

  • 2020 Ops Challenge Team Registration and Waiver Forms
  • 2020 PWO Operation Challenge Team Registration Payment Form


2019 Event Guidelines (posted 9/18/2018) 2020 Guidelines will be available November 2019


SCEC competitions



Hydrant Hysteria





Top Ops





Meter Madness




Pipe Tapping




Best Tasting Water Contest

Think your utility has the best tasting water in South Carolina? Here’s your chance to prove it! Bring a sample of your utility system’s potable water and let our panel of “expert” judges decide whose water tastes the best. 

The contest will be held on Sunday, March 15, 2020, from 5:30 – 6:30pm in the Exhibit Hall.


Entry form and instructions will be posted soon!



SCEC competitions





Student Poster Competition

Monday, March 16, 2020

9:00 am – 3:30 pm Student Poster Sessions

10:00 am – 2:00 pm Judging (Awards during YP Social)
Exhibit Hall

Our Student Poster Competition has continued to grow over the years. We are excited to once again offer this opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students from across the state to present their research to over 1,600 water professionals attending SCEC. Two students will even be given the chance to represent South Carolina at WEF and ACE later in the year. Please stop by and talk with these talented students in the Exhibit Hall and learn about their exciting work that may be the next big break-through in the water industry!


For more information and to submit a poster, please download the following documents:

  • Student Poster Competition Letter TBA
  • Poster Submission Form TBA
  • Poster Waiver Form TBA
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