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2018 - Meter Madness Entry Form
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This fast-paced contest pits competitors against the clock to assemble a water meter from a bucket of parts. The winner of the Section competition is eligible to compete at the national-level Meter Madness contest that is conducted during the AWWA Annual Conference. Meter Madness begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 in the exhibit hall.  Member Competitors who sign up ahead of time get a FREE Full Conference Registration and are eligible for reimbursement of $60.00 per person for accommodations.


NEW TIME THIS YEAR:  Wednesday, March 21 at 3:00 PM



Deadline for free registration is February 15, 2018

Sign up using the entry form at the bottom of this page
Once you are signed up, we will process your WATERCON registration and send you confirmation via email.


To download the Meter Madness Competitor Waiver - CLICK HERE


The Illinois Section AWWA assists the winner with travel expenses to the national competition at ACE. To see the travel policy for ACE - CLICK HERE.

For more information, please contact Meter Madness Committee Chair:

Matt Quinn | Ph: 312-745-8715 |





 Ferguson Waterworks    


2018 Meter used:  Neptune 5/8” T-10® meter

Meter Assembly Instruction(PDF)

Request a Practice Meter

  • Meters are intended for meter assembly and practice. Practice meters are not guaranteed for accuracy and are supplied for competition use only.
  • Tools and a fixture to hold the meter will be provided at the national contest, but will not be provided free of charge with practice meter


Thank you to our 2018 Meter Madness Sponsor:





First Place Brian Burton City of Des Plaines 46:84
Second Place Ed Cheng Stone Dental 58:97



Check out the 2017 Competition:

Round 1

Round 2

Semi Final



First Place Pete Cajigas Village of Franklin Park 1:02:67
Second Place Ed Cheng Stone Dental 1:03:25
 Semi Final Round  
 Ed Cheng 0:55:87 Kevin Zook 1:25:06
 Keith Dollas 1:13:69 Pete Cajigas 1:07:18

WATERCON2016: Meter Madness Results:

Congratulations to Bobby Cantu - City of Moline - the 2016 Meter Madness Champion!!


Links to Meter Madness Competition - 2015

Meter Madness Round 1
Meter Madness Round 2
Meter Madness Semi Final
Meter Madness Final

See how the champ does it - Kevin Zook - 2014


Links to Meter Madness Competition - 2013


Round 1

Round 2

Round 3


If you have any registration questions, please call the Illinois Section AWWA offices at 866-521-3595 x3


Not requesting housing stipend or complimentary registration.
Participants can sign up to compete at any time including on site if there is availability and do not need to be a member. There is no complimentary registration or rooming stipend.

Participants requesting housing stipend and complimentary registration.
A full registration with meals will be given to participants as well as a $60.00 per night reimbursement will be granted to those who follow the guidelines below.
1. Must be a current ISAWWA individual member or employee of an organizational member prior to Feb 15th deadline of early registration.
2. Each contest allows one night stipend of $60.00 per competitor. To collect the $60.00, proof of the cost of a room needs to be emailed to the Section office with an expense form completed. It is preferred that we reimburse the employers. Participants are eligible for more than one contest and would be eligible for multiple stipends.
3. Competitors must sign up to compete prior to Feb 15th.
4. Competitors that sign up prior to Feb 15th will receive full complimentary registration with meals.

Timely submission - All expense reports with receipts need to be submitted within 30 days after completion of travel. Travel expense reports are available from the Section office or utility required reports are generally accepted.

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