2019 in Denver, Colo.
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, Nev.
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, Pa.
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 materials will be used in ACE21? I've been practicing on the 2020 meter, hydrant, pipe, etc.…
All materials for ACE20 will be used in ACE21. The rotation for meters, hydrants, pipe, and end caps will carry over for 2021. If something changes, this information will be posted online.
What if my Section held the competitions in fall 2019 and will also hold them in fall 2020?
The 2019 returning champions will still be able to seek reimbursement in 2021 for their expenses.
I was a returning champion for 2020, will I still be able to seek reimbursement?
At this time, it is up to the Section to determine which competitors they will send.
How can I still show off my team spirit? My team and I have practiced and were looking forward to ACE20.
We understand that teams have put a great deal of time and effort into preparing for ACE20. We encourage teams to send in photos of them practicing, to post pictures using the #AWWAcompetitions, and to keep the momentum going. Please tag AWWA when posting on Instragram We look forward to seeing all of you compete in 2021!
I am one of the volunteers for the competitions, what happens now?
Subcommittees will be holding conference calls with Staff over the coming weeks and will be strongly encouraged to keep in touch over the summer to help make 2021 a success.
Who should I contact if I have further questions?
For competitors, donors and volunteers, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have further questions regarding refunds, hotel reservations, flights, etc.. please review the FAQ document on the ACE Homepage.
We appreciate and thank you all for the important work you do to protect our most valuable resource. We understand and value the work you do, and we look forward to seeing you all compete in San Diego in June 2021 (June 13-16).
Hydrant Hysteria FAQ’s
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 the deadline provided so that the competition coordinators can accommodate all teams.
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 1st- and 2nd- place 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 is specified on the Hydrant Hysteria web page.
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.