Meter Madness Competition at WATERCON2012
Bruce Vaickus, Committee Chair
Thanks to all of our competitors for another successful Meter Madness. This year the competition consisted of using the Hersey 420 series water meter by Mueller Systems. Thanks to Jason Shelby for setting us up this year.
What made this year's competition different than years past is that the meter could be put together without tools! This made for some very fast times. This year's competition had a total of six competitors. They included:
David Yelton – Village of Downers Grove
Randy Tochon – Village of Westmont
Kevin Zook – Fountain Valley MHP
Eric Kresmery – City of Elgin
Kirk Nix – Village of Westmont
Nancy Sullivan – AWWA Headquarters (She was a good sport!)
Pictured left to right, David Yelton, Randy Tochon, Kevin Zook and Eric Kresmery all made it to the semi-final round; but when it was time for the championship round, it was Eric and Kevin. Eric duplicated his 2011 win and came away with this year's championship. I'd like to extend congratulations to all the competitors and a big "'atta boy” to Eric for sticking it out even though he was not feeling well. Way to go Eric!
The Illinois Section of AWWA would also like to thank all the volunteers that helped out at the booth and the competition. Of course, special thanks goes to our Meter Madness official, John Donahue, for keeping all of us in line. If not for all of you it would not have happened. We hope to see all of you back next year for more exciting times. If you should have any questions about Meter Madness contact Bruce Vaickus at firstname.lastname@example.org, (815)467-6644, or Craig McDonald at email@example.com, (815)877-1421.