The Competition

This competition provides students with a fun-filled, science oriented competition aimed at introducing middle school students to opportunities in the water profession. The competition requires students to design and build a working water tower with specific size and height requirements. The models are judged based on 5 categories including: cost efficiency, hydraulic efficiency, structural efficiency, design ingenuity, and interview presentation.

The competition requires little of the classroom teacher's time, but success of the student is directly dependent on the student having the opportunity and encouragement to enter. Some options include (but are not limited to): an after school club, STEM Club, STEM class, or a classroom learning experience.

Watch this NEW video that shows the competition process Water Tower Competition Video (2018)

Important Documents can be found in this FOLDER

  • Participation Release Form
  • Student Interview Questions
  • Model Student Checklist
  • Cover Letter
  • Competition Instructions
  • Material List for Judges
  • Competition PowerPoint with FAQ's
  • Cover Page
  • Competition Rules
  • Penalties for Competition