National competitions will return for ACE 2022! 

Many thanks to AWWA competitors, Sections, Donors, Volunteers, and Sponsors for your patience and endurance in these challenging times. 

See you in San Antonio!

Competitions FAQ

How will the number of Teams competing at ACE22 be determined? 

A: The number of Teams permitted per Section for each Competition are outlined in the competitions rules. Each Section is responsible for determining which Team(s) will compete at ACE22. 


What materials will be used in the ACE22 competitions? 

A: The materials for ACE22 will remain the same as ACE20 and will be as follows: 

Meter Madness: Mueller water meter 5/8” x 3/4”. All practice meters have been distributed. 

Hydrant Hysteria: Kennedy K81 Hydrant 

Pipe Tapping: Please refer to the "Equipment and Materials Section" #46-61 of Pipe Tapping Rules and Regulations.


Are there Competition Rule changes for 2022? 

A: There are no rule changes. 


Our team is a returning champion. Will we still be able to seek reimbursement in 2022? 

A: Returning Champions will be reimbursed for expenses related to ACE22 competitions per AWWA volunteer reimbursement guidelines. 


I was one of the Local Host volunteers for ACE competitions, what happens now? 

A: Thank you for volunteering!. Local host volunteers for ACE22 will be recruited from the Texas AWWA section.

What will happen with World Water Cup Competition? 

A: The 2022 World Water Cup in San Antonio will be the finale of the event through AWWA. The World Water Cup Champions will be crowned mid-day Monday, June 13th. 


How can I show off my team spirit? My team and I have practiced and were looking forward to ACE? 

A: Post pictures using the #AWWAcompetitions and tag @awwa, and to keep the momentum going. We look forward to seeing all of you compete in 2022! 


Who should I contact if I have more questions? 

A: Please contact competitions@awwa.org



Schedule below is preliminary and subject to change. All times are Central Time.

Monday, June 13, 2022  
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Contestant Meeting for World Water Cup competition participants
10:25 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. World Water Cup competition finals
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Contestant Meeting for AWWA Meter Challenge competition participants
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Official AWWA Meter Challenge competition
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. World Water Cup competition awards ceremony & AWWA Pipe Tapping Competition set up
1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Coaches' Meeting for AWWA Pipe Tapping competition 
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Preliminaries for AWWA Pipe Tapping competition
   
Tuesday, June 14, 2022  
9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Coaches' Meeting for AWWA Pipe Tapping competition 
9:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Preliminaries for AWWA Pipe Tapping competition 
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Captain's Meeting for AWWA Top Ops competition 
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Contestant Meeting for AWWA Hydrant Hysteria competition 
11:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. Preliminaries for AWWA Hydrant Hysteria competition 
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Preliminaries for AWWA Top Ops competition
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Preliminaries for AWWA Pipe Tapping competition 
3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Preliminaries for AWWA Hydrant Hysteria competition 
   
Wednesday, June 15, 2022  
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Coaches' Meeting for AWWA Pipe Tapping competition 
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Coaches' Meeting for AWWA Hydrant Hysteria competition 
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Preliminaries for AWWA Top Ops competition 
10:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Finals for AWWA Pipe Tapping competition 
10:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Finals for AWWA Hydrant Hysteria competition
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Semi-final rounds for AWWA Top Ops competition
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Final rounds for AWWA Top Ops competition