FORT WORTH, Texas. – Jamie Hope from the Florida Rural Water Association won first place and Chris Groh from the Wisconsin Rural Water Association won second place at the Are You Smarter Than a Circuit Rider? competition, held Sept. 17 at part of the WaterPro Conference in Fort Worth, Texas.
Hope won a $7,000 gift card from Core & Main for the Florida Rural Water Association and Groh won a $3,000 gift card for the Wisconsin Rural Water Association.
The 2016 conference debuted the new Are You Smarter Than a Circuit Rider? gameshow, where conference attendees partnered with randomly-drawn Rural Water staff to answer questions about drinking water, wastewater, regulations, utility management and the water industry. The contest drew an energetic crowd that filled the seating area and spilled into standing room around the edges. Are You Smarter Than a Circuit Rider? has received a 100% score in WaterPro app every year, with all respondents indicating that watching the show was time well spent and that they would like to see the event at future conferences.