|Model Water Tower Competition Utility Information|
Georgia's Model Water Tower Competition
Model Water Tower Competition Mission Statement:
“From today’s youth come tomorrow’s leaders
The Model Water Tower Competition is designed to provide information to youth about water resource engineering, infrastructure, water treatment and water conservation in hopes that some will become future water professionals. The contest is for middle schools, and it allows students to learn about the water profession through a fun-filled, hands-on science project. Each student or team of students (up to 4 per team) constructs a functioning model water tower.
The students learn that a water tower has three main components: an elevated tank, a riser pipe, and a structure to elevate the tank. In addition, students experience what it is like to be an Engineer for a day by solving issues with their towers and trying to come up with the best design based on provided, limited specifications. The towers are tested to make sure they meet the specifications for both materials and dimensions.
Towers are judged based on three criteria: structural efficiency, hydraulic efficiency, and design ingenuity/interview presentation.
If you are interested in hosting a Model Water Tower Competition in the fall, please CLICK HERE to fill out an interest form, then familiarize yourself with the competition materials below. Interest forms must be submitted by the end of February in order to hold a competition in the fall.
To-Go Packet & Support Material for Planning
Full competition overview including budget & timeline!
Media Contact Sample Press Release
MWTC Presentation Basic for Teachers and Students (PPT)
Notes for Student Presentations
Student Packet Template (Doc)
Technical Concepts (Doc)
Competition Logo (JPG)
Competition Day Printable Materials
Competition Day Checklist
1. General Team (Hydraulics, Materials, Dimensions)
2. General Individual(Hydraulics, Materials, Dimensions)
Station Signs (PPTX)
Station Instructions (print 1 set of instructions for each set-up at each station)
1. Registration (2 copies)
2. Dimensions (2 copies)
3. Materials (1 copy)
4. Hydraulic Testing (3 copies)
5. Subjective Judging (4 copies - 1 for each judge and 1 for the volunteer)
6. Data Entry (2 copies)