Competitions Schedule | American Water Works Association

On behalf of the AWWA Operator Involvement Committee and all its members, we would like to welcome you to ACE24 Operator Competitions. We recognize the hard work and sacrifices you’ve had to make along your journey to Anaheim, CA and truly hope that your experience brings lifelong memories and connections.

Randy Payton, Chair
AWWA Operator Involvement Committee


The ACE24 schedule below is preliminary and subject to change. Final details by spring 2024.

Times listed in Pacific time zone.

Tuesday, June 11, 2024  
10:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. World Water Cup Pipe Tapping Competition — Competitors arrive by 9:45a.m. | Exhibit Hall Booth #552
10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Contestant Meeting for AWWA Meter Challenge Competition — Competitors arrive by 10:00 a.m. | Exhibit Hall Booth #540
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Official Contest for AWWA Meter Challenge Competition | Exhibit Hall Booth #540
12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Coaches’ Meeting for AWWA Pipe Tapping Competition — Competitors arrive by 12:30 p.m. | Exhibit Hall Booth #552
1:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Preliminaries for AWWA Pipe Tapping Competition | Exhibit Hall Booth #552
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Contestant Meeting/Preliminaries for AWWA Hydrant Hysteria Competition — Competitors arrive by 2:00 p.m. | Exhibit Hall Booth #527
Wednesday, June 12  
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast for Champions — Program to start at 8:00 a.m. | Next to the Anaheim Convention Center | Room 304ABC
9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Coaches’ Meeting for AWWA Pipe Tapping Competition — Competitors arrive by 9:00 a.m. | Exhibit Hall Booth #552
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Captain’s Meeting for AWWA Top Ops Competition — Competitors arrive by 9:45 a.m. | Convention Center Room 303AB
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Contestant and Judges Meeting for AWWA Hydrant Hysteria Competition — Competitors arrive by 9:00 a.m. | Exhibit Hall Booth #527
9:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Preliminaries for AWWA Pipe Tapping Competition | Exhibit Hall Booth #552
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Tap Water Taste Test: People's Choice | Exhibit Hall Booth #1963
10:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Preliminaries for AWWA Hydrant Hysteria Competition | Exhibit Hall Booth #527
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Preliminaries for AWWA Top Ops Competition | Convention Center Room 303AB
1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Coaches’ Meeting for AWWA Pipe Tapping Competition | Exhibit Hall Booth #552
1:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Preliminaries for AWWA Pipe Tapping Competition | Exhibit Hall Booth #552
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. AWWA Hydrant Hysteria Competition Break
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tap Water Taste Test: Best of the Best | Exhibit Hall Booth #1963
2:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Preliminaries for AWWA Hydrant Hysteria Competition | Exhibit Hall Booth #527
Thursday, June 13  
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Coaches’ Meeting for AWWA Pipe Tapping Competition — Competitors arrive by 9:45 a.m. | Exhibit Hall Booth #552
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Coaches’ Meeting for AWWA Hydrant Hysteria Competition — Competitors arrive by 9:45 a.m. | Exhibit Hall Booth #527
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Preliminary Rounds for AWWA Top Ops Competition | Convention Center Room 303AB
10:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Finals for AWWA Pipe Tapping Competition | Exhibit Hall Booth #552
10:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Finals for AWWA Hydrant Hysteria Competition | Exhibit Hall Booth #527
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Semifinal Rounds for AWWA Top Ops Competition | Convention Center Room 303AB
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Final Rounds for AWWA Top Ops Competition | Convention Center Room 303AB

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