Virtual Hydrant Hysteria

    To register your team, complete the registration form and send to Katelyn Todesco

Hydrant Hysteria is a competition where teams of two assemble a hydrant as fast as possible.  Competitors must be NEWWA members to participate. The winning team will receive medals and their name engraved on the NEWWA Hydrant Hysteria trophy. Amazon gifts cards will be given to the top three teams. And of course, bragging rights are up for grabs! 

Teams will compete from their own facilities. Timed runs will be broadcasted live via Zoom and/or YouTube Live and recorded on Monday, March 29, 2021.

     PRACTICE HYDRANTS are being provided this year by Kennedy Valve Co. (K -81).

     Full competition rules will be provided to each team. In addition, a Wavier, Release, and
     Assumption of Risk form must be completed by each participant before being allowed to     compete. 

     Any questions about the Hydrant Hysteria competition may be directed to Demetri Vidalis, Innovations Committee chair.


How to assemble a Kennedy K-81 hydrant for this year's competition.

See Hydrant Hysteria featured on Chronicle - WCVB TV Channel 5


Want to see Hydrant Hysteria in action? View our demo video: 

Hydrant Hysteria Sponsors

We sincerely thank all of our Hydrant Hysteria Sponsors. Their generosity allows for the equipment, awards, and prizes needed to host this competition. Interested in sponsoring the virtual compeition? Contact