The Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation donated a $5,000 sponsorship to Team USA of the WorldSkills Foundation Water Innovation Challenge.

The international competition, which is to be held in June 3-5 in Singapore, will have teams of plumbers and engineers participate in a series of hands-on design challenges for resolving emerging water and sanitation problems in Nepal and Bangladesh.

Officials say kits created by the teams will be made available for other non-governmental organizations or international development organizations to be used in plumbing and sanitation development projects around the world.