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Join us for this  fast paced competition where you put together a fire hydrant.  Similar to Meter Madness, but on a BIGGER scale.   The winning team receives a trophy to proclaim their victory.   Member Competitors who sign up ahead of time get a FREE Full Conference Registration and are eligible for reimbursement of $60.00 per person for accommodations.

Deadline for free registration is February 15, 2018
Sign up using the entry form at the bottom of this page

Once you are signed up, we will process your WATERCON registration and send you confirmation via email.


NEW DAY AND TIME:  Competition will be in the Exhibit Hall on Wednesday, March 22nd - beginning at 4:00 pm.  Awards immediately following competition.


The Illinois Section AWWA assists with the winning teams travel expenses to the national competition at ACE. To see the travel policy for ACE - CLICK HERE.

Sign up today!

2018 Hydrant Hysteria Champion

Men's Division  - City of Des Plaines - 1:32:65

Women's Division - Village of Westmont - 2:36:04

2018 Competing Teams:
Village of Buffalo Grove - Vicious & Delicious
Village of Glen Ellyn
Village of Gurnee
Village of Lake In the Hills
Village of LaGrange Park - We the People
Village of Lombard
Village of Oak Park
Village of Tinley Park - Team XL
Village of Wauconda
Village of Westmont - Borys/Dispensa
Village of Westmont - Sullivan/Zeiger
City of Chicago - Barbee/Gibson
City of Chicago - Davis/Dominguez
City of Elmhurst
City of Des Plaines
Town of Cortland




Hydrant to be Used for 2018: Clow Mediallon Hydrant
Want to see how the hydrant is put together?  Watch this YouTube video.

For more information on practice hydrants and instructions please contact Mike Ramsey - 630-981-6289 or


To download the Hydrant Hysteria Competitor Waiver - CLICK HERE

2017 Hydrant Hysteria Champion:

Town of Cortland/Village of Sugar Grove


2017 Competing Teams:


City of Des Plaines
Hydrant Hitmen (Town of Cortland)
Village of Algonquin
Vicious & Delicious (Village of Buffalo Grove)
Village of Glen Ellyn
Village of Gurnee
Village of Lake in the Hills
Village of Lombard
Village of Oak Park
Village of Tinley Park
Village of Wauconda
Village of Westmont
Water Avengers (City of Chicago)


Hydrant to be Used for 2017: M&H 129 Hydrant
Need a practice hydrant?  Contact Mike Ramsey - - (630) 981-6289

Here is a link to the instructional video for M&H 129 Fire Hydrant that will be used at WATERCON2017

Video from ACE15 Hydrant Hysteria Competition

Video from WATERCON 2013 Hydrant Hysteria Demo

WATERCON2018 Results:

First Place - Men's
City of Des Plaines 1:32:65
First Place - Women's Village of Westmont 2:34:04
Second Place - Men's
Village of Lake in the Hills 1:33:00
Second Place - Women's City of Chicago 2:46:56
Third Place - Men's Wauconda 1:38:63

WATERCON2017 Results:

First Place
Town of Cortland  1:26:44
Second Place
Village of Lake in the Hills  1:30:44
Third Place City of Des Plaines  1:37:20
Preliminary Round
Fourth Place Village of Buffalo Grove   1:35:14
Fifth Place Village of Wauconda   1:36:83
Sixth Place Village of Glen Ellyn   2:00:35
Seventh Place Village of Lombard   2:06:16
Eighth Place Village of Gurnee   2:15:91
Ninth Place Village of Westmont   2:24:83
Tenth Place Village of Algonquin   2:25:92
Eleventh Place Village of Oak Park   2:37:39
Twelfth Place City of Chicago   3:11:57


WATERCON2016 Results:

First Place
Village of Wauconda
Second Place
Village of Sugar Grove/Town of Cortland
Third Place
Village of Lake in the Hills
Fourth Place
Village of Buffalo Grove
Fifth Place
City of Moline
Sixth Place
Village of Algonquin
Seventh Place
Village of Westmont
Eighth Place
Village of Lombard

WATERCON2015 Results

First Place:  Village of Algonquin
2nd Place:   Village of Wauconda
3rd Place:    City of Moline
4th Place:    Village of Lake in the Hills
5th Place:    Town of Cortland
6th Place:    Village of Lombard
7th Place:    City of Morris
8th Place:     Village of Westmont







Not requesting housing stipend or complimentary registration.
Participants can sign up to compete at any time including on site if there is availability and do not need to be a member. There is no complimentary registration or rooming stipend.

Participants requesting housing stipend and complimentary registration.
A full registration with meals will be given to participants as well as a $60.00 per night reimbursement will be granted to those who follow the guidelines below.
1. Must be a current ISAWWA individual member or employee of an organizational member prior to Feb 15th deadline of early registration.
2. Each contest allows one night stipend of $60.00 per competitor. To collect the $60.00, proof of the cost of a room needs to be emailed to the Section office with an expense form completed. It is preferred that we reimburse the employers. Participants are eligible for more than one contest and would be eligible for multiple stipends.
3. Competitors must sign up to compete prior to Feb 15th.
4. Competitors that sign up prior to Feb 15th will receive full complimentary registration with meals.

Timely submission - All expense reports with receipts need to be submitted within 30 days after completion of travel. Travel expense reports are available from the Section office or utility required reports are generally accepted.

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