Model Water Tower Competition

“FROM TODAY’S YOUTH COME TOMORROW’S LEADERS – LET’S LEAD SOME TO THE WATER PROFESSION!” This is the mission statement of the planning committee for the Georgia Association for Water Professionals (GAWP) Model Water Tower Competition (MWTC). This annual competition was hosted by Cherokee County Water and Sewerage Authority (CCWSA) in Cherokee County for the second time on March 6th, 2020 at E.T. Booth Middle School. This STEM activity focuses on students learning complex concepts such as hydraulic and structural efficiency while thinking green and using recycled materials. The competition expanded to include 3 schools this year: E.T. Booth, Creekland and Mill Creek Middle School. Approximately 150 students participated in the competition. They had a total of 8 weeks to plan, design and build their water towers. Each school had engineering professionals mentoring them along the way with design, structure, and functionality of the towers. Eight model water towers advanced to the county competition from each school. Prizes were given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place plus superlatives. E.T. Booth MS’s water tower “Snow Day” took home the 1st place prize. Mrs. Reeder, from E.T. Booth, can proudly display the district MWTC waterdrop trophy. In total $4000 was invested into the MWTC from CCWSA, CedarChem, Bermex, Hayes Pipe Supply Inc, Freese and Nichols, Brown and Caldwell, Engineering Strategies Inc and Hazen and Sawyer. Thank you to all the volunteers that made the competition possible by judging and leading student activities. We are looking forward to this competition being a part of our educational programs for years to come.