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Attention Water Utilities: Interested in the Hydrant Hysteria Contest at PA-AWWA Conference in Hershey? …Contact Tim Trout from Ferguson Water Works

Subject: Hydrant Hysteria Contest at PA-AWWA Conference in Hershey

Hello all: 

As many of you know the 2017 ACE conference will be held in Philadelphia from 6/11 thru 6/15.  At the conference, the competitions committee will be running 3 contests:

  1. Drilling and tapping
  2. Meter Madness
  3. Hydrant Hysteria


I have been tasked with leading hydrant hysteria.  There will be approximately 12-20 teams from across the country competing.  It goes without saying that it would be nice if we had at least 1 Pa team in the mix.  There is no cost to the water company for competing.  The hydrant and tools are supplied by the national AWWA. 


Since Philadelphia is the host city, PWD is permitted to submit a team without any pre-qualification.  I am proposing that we have a contest at the PA conference in Hersey (4/25-4/27) this year to qualify an additional Pennsylvania team to compete at ACE.   The hydrant being used this year is M&H.  National will ship us 2 demo units, along with the tools at no charge.


Please take a look at the following YouTube link to view last year’s hydrant hysteria in Illinois.


I have also attached the competition waiver, which must be completed when registering your team.  

2017 AWWA Competition Waiver

Please respond by January 10, 2017 if you are interested in submitting a team and pass this on to anyone that we missed on this email blast. 


Thanks again and look forward to seeing you in Hershey. 


Tim Trout

Sales Manager – New Jersey, Philadelphia County, Western Pennsylvania 

Ferguson Water Works, a Wolseley Company 849 Front Street, Whitehall, PA 18052

T: (610) 264-2231  C: (215) 353-3111  F: (610) 264-2285  


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