How will the number of Teams competing at ACE22 be determined?
A: The number of Teams permitted per Section for each Competition are outlined in the competitions rules. Each Section is responsible for determining which Team(s) will compete at ACE22.
What materials will be used in the ACE22 competitions?
A: The materials for ACE22 will remain the same as ACE20 and will be as follows:
Meter Madness: Mueller water meter 5/8” x 3/4”. All practice meters have been distributed.
Hydrant Hysteria: Kennedy K81 Hydrant
Pipe Tapping: Please refer to the "Equipment and Materials Section" #46-61 of Pipe Tapping Rules and Regulations.
Are there Competition Rule changes for 2022?
A: There are no rule changes.
Our team is a returning champion. Will we still be able to seek reimbursement in 2022?
A: Returning Champions will be reimbursed for expenses related to ACE22 competitions per AWWA volunteer reimbursement guidelines.
I was one of the Local Host volunteers for ACE competitions, what happens now?
A: Thank you for volunteering!. Local host volunteers for ACE22 will be recruited from the Texas AWWA section.
How can I show off my team spirit? My team and I have practiced and were looking forward to ACE?
A: Post pictures using the #AWWAcompetitions and tag @awwa, and to keep the momentum going. We look forward to seeing all of you compete in 2022!
Who should I contact if I have more questions?
A: Please contact email@example.com.
2019 in Denver, Colorado
1st Place: Wauconda Forever, City of Wauconda, Illinois Section, 1:17.46
2nd Place: City of Glendale, Arizona Section, 1:27.84
3rd Place: Covington Water, Pacific Northwest, 1:32.15
1st Place: Brozettes, City of Surprise, Arizona Section 1:58.59
2nd Place: Master Builders, City of Olathe, Kansas Section 2:03.21
3rd Place: Pink Water Monsters, City of Chicago, Illinois Section 2:10.28
2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada
1st Place: City of Virginia Beach, Virginia Section, 1:14.10
2nd Place: Sacramento Hydromaniacs, City of Sacramento, California-Nevada Section, 1:25.57
3rd Place: Cutters, City of Des Plaines, Illinois Section, 1:30.78
2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1st Place: Bloomington Bluebirds, City of Bloomington, Minnesota Section, 1:33.60
2nd Place: Sacramento Hydromaniacs, City of Sacramento, California-Nevada Section, 1:35.69
3rd Place: Midnight Hydrant Repair, Wisconsin Section, 1:58.97
What is Hydrant Hysteria?
Hydrant Hysteria is a fast-paced competition where two-member teams assemble a specified hydrant as quickly as they can.
Where is it held?
Hydrant Hysteria Competitions are often held during AWWA Section Conferences. The national-level of this Competition is conducted at AWWA’s Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE).
Who is eligible to enter?
One two-member team may participate from each Section. In addition, the local host may send a second team. In the case of more than one local host, only one team may enter from the locality. In addition, each team member must be an individual, active, operations member of AWWA or a regular employee of a utility member or organization member. Each participating team represents an AWWA Section.
How can the Section winner enter the national Hydrant Hysteria Competition?
Each two-person team must pre-register for the national Hydrant Hysteria Competition using an online registration form. Please register by May 1st so that the competition coordinators can accommodate all teams. If you are a section winner, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your eligibility and gain access to registration.
Must Competitors register for the Conference?
No, it is not necessary for competitors to register for the entire conference unless they plan to attend professional sessions, etc. Complimentary exhibit hall badges will be provided to participants so they can gain admittance to the hall on the day of the competition.
What is the prize?
A plaque or trophy will be awarded to the winners at the national-level contest. The 1st place team will have their expenses reimbursed to compete in the following year’s contest at the AWWA Annual Conference, subject to AWWA expense policies.
What brand of hydrants are used?
Sponsoring manufacturers and the Hydrant Hysteria Subcommittee determine the yearly hydrant featured. This hydrant for 2022 is the Kennedy K81 Hydrant.
Is your company interested in providing InKind materials for a competition?
Please complete the attached InKind Material Sponsor Expression of Interest Form. Completed forms can be sent to the Competition Coordinator.