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Join us for the first annual Water Tower Showdown for the Roanoke/Lynchburg area!

Middle school students (rising 6th-8th graders) from public, private, or home schools can compete in teams of up to four students. There is no cost to enter.

The challenge is to build a structurally efficient model water tower that holds one gallon of water and can be filled and drained quickly while also being aesthetically pleasing. Towers are judged on Structural Efficiency, Cost Efficiency, Design Ingenuity, and Hydraulic Efficiency. Prizes will be awarded to the top three scoring teams, with a top prize of a $75 Visa gift card for each member of the first place team, a $50 gift card for each member of the second place team, and a $25 gift card for each member of the third place team. In addition to the competition, a tour will be offered of the treatment plant to participants during this event.

You can learn more about the competition by clicking the link below. Please download the flyer to help promote the event to others.


This competition is organized by the VA AWWA/VWEA Student Activities Committee.
For questions, or if you are interested in volunteering as a judge, please contact the event organizers listed to the right.
Special thanks to the following organizations for sponsoring this event:
BRWA’s Smith Mountain Lake Water Treatment Facility
1500 Radford Church Road
Moneta, VA 24121
United States of America
Lilly Meighan


Cody Lawhorn


Laura Schirmer
Geneva Hudgins