By: Ryan King

Twitter: @ABC6

NEWPORT, R.I. (WLNE)  The Ocean State Alliance team won the New England Water Environment Association’s annual Operations Challenge for the fourth consecutive year.

The competition involves teams of up to four wastewater professionals competing to see who can perform the best in several different categories of wastewater treatment.

“Every position within the industry is valuable and we are all fighting for a common cause, clean water and a clean environment,” said team captain Ed Davies.

Teams from three New England states competed in the Operations Challenge. The Ocean State Alliance won four out of five first place wins.

The team will now go on to compete in the national competition at the Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference in New Orleans in September.

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