Annual Conference & Exposition


June 11-14 | Exposition: June 12-14 | MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER| LAS VEGAS | USA

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Congratulations to 2018 winners!

  • First Place: Joshua Templeton of the Alabama-Mississippi Section at 30.44
  • Second Place: Carlos Comancho of the Pacific Northwest Section at 32.18
  • Third Place: Leamon Anderson of the Texas Section at 32.72
  • Fourth Place: Alex Ouzts of the South Carolina Section at 33.04

2018 Meter Madness Presenting Sponsor

Meter Madness Hall of Fame

2017 in Philadelphia, Pa.
Meter Used: Badger Recordall Model 25 with Local Register
First: Miguel Ibarra Caster, Mexico, 32.22 in Semifinals, 38.87 in Finals
Second: Jaime Torres Salazar, Mexico, 30.31 in Semifinals, 38.96 in Finals
Third: Dennis Laskowski, Texas, 34.78 in Semifinals
Fourth: Edward Navarrete, South Carolina, 37.25 in Semifinals

2016 in Chicago, Illinois
Meter Used: Mueller Systems 420 PD Meter
1st Place - Julio Alberto Castillo, SIMAS Monclova y Frontera, Mexico, 14.72
2nd Place - Michael Sherwood, City of Virginia Beach, Virginia
3rd Place - Scott Mays, Beckley, West Virginia
4th Place - Edward R. Navarrete, Isle of Palms, South Carolina

2015 in Anaheim, California
Meter Used: Master Meter MMPD 5/8" x 3/4"
1st Place - Samantha Dietz, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 33:28
2nd Place - Edward Navarrete, Isle of Palms, South Carolina, 36:25
3rd Place - Mike Sherwood, Virginia Beach, Virginia., 36:00
4th Place - Alejandro Torres Salazar, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, 1:01:99

2014 in Boston, Massachusetts
Meter Used: Neptune 5/8 T-10
1st Place - Michael Dunavant, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 33:16
2nd Place - Edward Navarrete, Isle of Palms, South Carolina, 34:18
3rd Place - Samantha Mason, Spotsylvania, Virginia, 35:91
4th Place - Richard Greenwell, Troy, Michigan, 49:03

2013 in Denver, Colorado
Meter used: Badger Recordall Nutating Disc Meter Model 25
1st Place - Michael Dunavant, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 33:31
2nd Place - Maximo Velazquez, Jr., Mount Pleasant South Carolina, 36:15
3rd Place - Scott Mays, Beaver, West Virignia, 37:18
4th Place - Edward Navarrete, Isle of Palms, South Carolina, 37:31

2012 in Dallas, Texas
Meter used: Mueller 420 Series IIS Magnetic Drive Positive Displacement Disc Meter
1st Place – Edward Navarrete, Isle of Palms, South Carolina, 30:63
2nd Place – Andy Willetts, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 31:63
3rd Place – Kyle Waterfield, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 33:34
4th Place – Eric Smith, Dubois, Indiana, 38:28

2011 in Washington, D.C.
Meter used: Master Meter Postive Displacement 5/8” x ¾”
1st Place – Seth Casaroti, Fredericksurg,Virginia; 0:38.37
2nd Place – Jason Escobido, San Antonio, Texas; 0:39.56
3rd Place - Michael Dunavant, Fredericksburg, Virginia; 40.59
4th Place – Brian Rodriguez, Key West, Florida; 1:02.28

2010 in Chicago, Illinois
Meter used: Sensus SR11
1st - Brian Rodriguez, Florida Keys Aqueduct, Florida 0:36.19
2nd - Ron Kemper, Beaverton, Oregon, 0:35.87
3rd - Michael Dunavant., Fredricksburg, Virginia, 0:37.82
4th - Johnny H. Rodriguez., San Antonio, Texas, 0:45.72

2009 in San Diego, California
Meter used: Neptune 5/8” T-10
1st - Christopher Kozlowski, Charleston, South Carolina, 0:45.38
2nd - Ronald L. Baker Jr., Spotsylvania County, Virginia, 0:46.09
3rd - Ron Kemper, Beaverton, Oregon, 0:101.84
4th - Seth Casarotti, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, 0:140.25

2008 in Atlanta, Georgia
Meter used: Badger, Recordall Model 25 Meter
1st - Eric Kresmery, Elgin, Illinois, 0:46.69
2nd - Michael Dunavant., Spotsylvania County, Virginia, 0:45:20
3rd - Ronald L. Baker Jr., Spotsylvania County, Virginia, 0: 53.32
4th - Michael Smith, Lansing, Michigan, 1:06.3

2007 in Toronto, Ontario
Meter used: 5/8” - ¾” - 1” Hersey-Meters 400 Series IIS
1st - Greg Presser, Salem, Oregon, 0:50.38
2nd - Ronald Baker Jr., Spotsylvania County, Virginia , 0:55.57
3rd - Toby Cothran, Salem, Oregon, 0: 57.04
4th - Max Velazquez, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, 1:00.81
5th - Michael Dunavant, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, 1:12.72
6th - Fred Cleveland, Austin, Texas, 1:10.94

2006 in San Antonio, Texas
Meter used: AMCO #C-700
1st - Greg Presser, Salem, Oregon, 47.12
2nd - Michael Dunavant, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, 47.59
3rd - Mike White, Lynchburg, Virginia, 48.59
4th - Christopher Ray Whorley, Chesterfield Co., Virginia, 53.33
5th - Jim Etheridge, Village of Oswego, Illinois, 54.98
6th - Benjamin Chapa, San Antonio, Texas; 55:03

2005 in San Francisco, California
2005 National Competition was not held

2004 in Chicago, Illinois
Meter used: AMCO #C-700
1st - Michael White, Lynchburg, Virginia, 0:35.72
2nd - Dewayne Vincent, Austin, Texas, 48.49
3rd - Klell Hollar, Orlando, Florida, 50.19
4th - Jason Gainor, Portland, Oregon, 52.80
5th - Michael Sims, Logansport, Illinois, 1:11.00
6th - Larry Gillette, Portland, Oregon, 01:27.70

2003 in Portland, Oregon
Meter used: AMCO #C-700
1st - Jason Gainor, Portland, Oregon, 0:45.72
2nd - Ronald Baker Jr., Spotsylvania County, Virginia, 0:49.70
3rd - David Worthey, Austin, Texas, 0:50.24
4th - Michael White, Lynchburg, Virginia, 0:55.02
5th - Max Velazquez, Isle of Palms, South Carolina, 0:57.15
6th - Curtis Swartz, Fremont, California, 01:03.55
7th - Klell Hollar, Orlando, Florida, 01:04.67
8th - Brett Ransford, Carmel, Indiana, 01:23.97

2002 in Nashville, Tennessee
Meter used: Badger #25
1st - Ronnie Baker Jr. Spotsylvania County, Virginia, 0:41.12
2nd - Max Velazquez, Isle of Palms, South Carolina, 0:46.27
3rd - Curtis Swartz, Fremont, California, 1:02.75
4th - Jason Gainor, Portland, Oregon, 1:04.71
5th - Steven Russel, Logansport, Indiana, 01:11.34
6th - Klell Hollar, Florida, 01:14.61
7th - Benjamin Chapa, San Antonio, Texas, 01:19.02

2001 in San Diego, California 
Meter used: Badger #25
1st - Jason Irvine, Lynchburg, Virginia, 0:36.68
2nd - Max Velazquez, Isle of Palms, South Carolina, 0:52:31
3rd - Curtis Swartz, Alameda County, California, 0:52.39
4th - Lionel Galvin, Corpus Christi, Texas, 0:53.22
5th - Ashlyn Foster, Las Vegas, Nevada, 0:60:31
6th - Mike Sims, Logansport, Indiana, 0:66:37

2000 in New Orleans, Louisiana
Meter Used: 5/8” x ¾” Master Multi-Jet C-708 (Master Meters)
1st - Lionel Galvan, Corpus Christi, Texas, 0:20:24
2nd - Johnny Rodriguez, San Antonio, Texas, 0:21:18
3rd - Ronnie Baker Jr., Spotsylvania, Virginia, 0:23:31
4th - Tim Senisbaugh, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 0:23:31
5th - Bruce Miller, Orlando, Florida, 0:28:76
6th - Audrey Benton, Las Vegas, Nevada, 0:40:18

1999 in Reno, Nevada
Meter Used: 5/8” x ¾” Hersey 400 Series IIS (Hersey Meters)
1st - Lionel Galvan, Corpus Christi, Texas, 0:50:11
2nd - Joe Heath, Austin, Texas, 0:50:40
3rd - Michael White, Lynchburg, Virginia, 0:52:81
4th - Sharon Pinkerton, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1:14:93
5th - Matthew Davis, Logansport, Indiana, 1:19:83
6th - Jim Ward, Orlando, Florida, 1:30:95

1998 in Austin, Texas
Meter Used: 5/8” x ¾” Precision Multi-Jet C-708 (Invensys formerly Precision Meters and Sensus Technologies)
1st - Joe Heath, Austin, Texas, 0:43.26
2nd - David Worthey, Austin, Texas, 0:43.77
3rd - Raymond “Bruce” Miller, Orlando, Florida, 0:49.23
4th - Johnny Martinez, San Antonio, Texas, 1:01.22
5th - Matthew Hood, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 1:02:87
6th - Denny Clouse, Medford, Oregon, 1:37.06 seconds

1997 in Norfolk, Virginia
Meter Used: 5/8” x ¾” Kent C-700 (ABB)
1st - Johnny Martinez, San Antonio, Texas, 0:39:37
2nd - Michael White, Lynchburg, Virginia, 0:40.63
3rd Place - Roque “Rocky” Villarreal, San Antonio, Texas, 0:41:59
4th Place - Andy Parsms, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 1:16:03

What is Meter Madness? Watch the 2015 finals and find out!

Meter Madness competitor info

Are you looking to compete in the Meter Madness Competition? This section contains all the information you need.

  • Contestants will be provided the BLMJ 5/8”x3/4” 
  • Meters are intended for meter assembly and practice. Practice meters are not guaranteed for accuracy and are supplied for competition use only.
  • Tools and a fixture to hold the meter will be provided at the national contest, but will not be provided free of charge with practice meters.

Practice Meter

Meter Madness FAQ's

What is Meter Madness?
Meter Madness is a fast-paced competition where contestants assemble a specified water meter from a bucket of parts.

Where is it held?
Meter Madness Contests are often held during AWWA Section Conferences. The national-level of this contest is conducted at AWWA's Annual Conference and Exposition.

Who is eligible to enter?
Two representatives may participate from each Section. In addition, the local host may send a participant. In the case of more than one local host, only one person may enter from the locality.

How can the Section winner enter the national Meter Madness Competition?
Every competitor for the national Meter Madness Contest must pre-register for the contest using an online registration form. Please register by the deadline provided so that the competition coordinators can accommodate all competitors.

Must Competitors register for the Conference?
No, it is not necessary for competitors to register for the entire conference unless they plan to attend professional sessions, etc. Complimentary exhibit hall badges will be provided to participants so they can gain admittance to the hall on the day of the contest.

What is the prize?
A plaque or trophy (to be determined by AWWA) will be awarded to each of the 1st-, 2nd-, and 3rd-place winners at the national-level competition. A crystal trophy will be provided by AWWA to the 1st-place winner, and acrylic paperweights for the 2nd- to the 4th-place winners. The 1st place winner will have his or her expenses reimbursed to compete in the following year's competition at the AWWA Annual Conference, subject to AWWA expense policies.

What brand of water meters are used?

Sponsoring manufacturers and the Meter Madness Subcommittee determine the yearly meter featured. This meter is specified on the Meter Madness Competitor Info web page, along with a diagram of its assembly.

Will any parts be left out of the buckets?

We do not want to put heavy parts in the bucket because there would be a chance that you could break the other parts when you dump your bucket. Therefore, we will leave the case, bottom plate & the register out of the bucket.

Thank you to the 2018 InKind Material Sponsors for their contributions to the AWWA Operator competition.

Ford Meter Box- testing benches 

Mars Water- competition tables and mats 

Master Meter, Inc. - meter parts

Neptune Technology Group- meters and awards

Team Name
Section Utility
Returning Champion, Miguel Ibarra Castor, SADM Medidores
Servicios De Agua Y Drenaje De Monterrey, I.P.D.
Jason Phillips Alabama/Mississippi Birmingham Water Works
 Joshua Templeton Alabama/Mississippi Birmingham Water Works
 Wade Friedman Indiana Dubois Water Utilities 
 James Thao Wisconsin  Milwaukee Water Works
 Luke Byous Florida  JEA
 Eric Ingram Florida JEA
 Alex Ouzts South Carolina Greenwood CPW
 Jason Langlois California/Nevada City of Brentwood
 Brent Massmann Minnesota City of Egan
 Joe Crocket California/Nevada Sacramento Suburban Water District
 Brian Burton  Illinois  City of Des Plaines
 Michael Vienna New York Town of Phelps
 Andrew Holden Kansas WaterOne
 Kevin Brown Ohio City of Columbus
 Andrew Jackson Georgia Henry County Water Authority
 Randy Lunsford Georgia Henry County Water Authority
 Michael Mirabella New York Bethpage Water District
 Leamon Anderson Texas San Antonio Water System
 Michael Sherwood II Virginia   City of Virginia Beach 
 Julio Alberto Castillo Valero Mexico Simas Monclova Frontera
 Mind Over Meter-Richard Greenwell  Michigan  City of Troy
 Tommy McCormick Texas Seguin Water Utilities
 Hugo Herrera Reyes- SADM, Medidores  Mexico  Servicios De Agua Y Drenaje De Monterrey, I.P.D.
Keith James Arizona City of Peoria Utilities
 Arthur Lomeli Arizona City of Peoria Utilities
 Carlos Camacho-Spicy Nacho Pacific Northwest  Tacoma Public Utilities
 Ryan Michaelsen Intermountain Granger-Hunter Improvement District
 Michael Dunavant Virginia Spotsylvania County
 Kyle Jividen-Resevoir Dogs  California-Nevada  Sacramento Suburban Water Distribution

Disclaimer: AWWA specifically does not endorse products manufactured by sponsors and takes no position concerning the adequacy of such products or their compliance with any AWWA Standard.