For the second year in a row, the Water Environment Association of the Texas Trinity River Authority Central Regional Wastewater System (CReWSers) won the Operations Challenge at WEFTEC, an annual water-quality trade show.

With events focusing on collection systems, laboratory, process control, maintenance, and safety, the competition tests teams' precision, speed, and safety. CReWSers—one of 44 teams competing in the 2006 event—was coached by Troy Pratt and manned by Dale Burrow, David Brown, Jacob Burwell, and Steve Price.

Teams from Virginia, Colorado, and Texas also placed in the contest. For full competition results, visit