Here are some of the most frequently asked questions concerning the Water Treatment Competition.
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The rules say that during Phase 1 we cannot assemble things together. Can we piece joints and pipes together after cutting them just to judge the accuracy of our cuts, and then disassemble them at the end? The rules say that during Phase 1 we cannot assemble things together. Can we piece joints and pipes together after cutting them just to judge the accuracy of our cuts, and then disassemble them at the end?
Are we charged for the tools we use for the entire time the operators are in the 10'x10' space, or just for the portion of time that we are actually using that tool?
Are we timed during the build by the judges? Would this time then be added to our score for operator and tool use time?
We did not figure the effluent container into our cost, so I guess we can add this on? It is not clear in the rules.
It is my understanding that we need to provide a receptacle to catch the effluent. You will provide the gallon container, but we must have a bin to catch the rest. Is this correct?
If we used gravel, is that a bonus item? My captain last year said he did not use it as a bonus item but I could not find it on his list.
My co-captain and I used some costs from the items we actually bought instead of the prices on the list. Is it okay to change that to those on the list since those are the prices you are suggesting?
Does the caulk have to go to our materials list since we will be using a caulking gun or are they counted as separate items?
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