NPWA to Host Fourth Annual Fire Hydrant Design Contest
Lansdale, Pa- May 2, 2023 – In honor of National Drinking Water Week, North Penn Water Authority (NPWA) will again host a fire hydrant design contest, in which the winner will get to paint their design on a real fire hydrant located at the NPWA Operations Center. The winner will also receive a $50 Visa gift card.
The contest will officially run from Monday, May 8, through Thursday, May 11, although early entries are welcome. The winner will be announced on Friday, May 12. The contest is open to students currently in grades kindergarten through fifth. To enter, applicants should simply use the provided blank template to design their custom fire hydrant using the art tools of their choice, take a photo of their design and email it to email@example.com. All entries will be posted on NPWA’s Facebook page.
The contest winner will get to paint their design on an actual fire hydrant at NPWA’s Operations Center, located at 300 Forty Foot Road in Towamencin. The Authority will provide all painting supplies. The hydrant will remain there until Drinking Water Week 2024 with a sign displaying the winner’s name, age and municipality.
“We are proud to see this contest into its fourth year. Although it was created during the pandemic as a way to provide a fun, at-home activity for children and to stay connected to the community, it has now become a yearly tradition. The creative hydrant designs we have seen over the years have been enjoyed by employees and visitors daily. We look forward to the ideas that will be submitted this year,” said Anthony Bellitto, Jr. Executive Director of NPWA.
To enter, please submit completed designs and contact information to Shana Constanzer, Public Relations Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, May 11. The winner will be notified by Friday, May 12.
National Drinking Water Week is an initiative of the American Water Works Association that occurs during the first full week in May. Drinking Water Week serves to recognize the vital role that tap water plays in daily life, the infrastructure that is required to carry it to and from homes and businesses, and the critical work that water professionals accomplish around the clock to ensure the delivery of quality tap water. For more information, please visit www.awwa.org.
Last year’s winning hydrant in front of NPWA’s Operations Center, painted by 2022 contest winner, Ava Kloufetos.
About North Penn Water Authority
Established in 1965, North Penn Water Authority (NPWA) is a municipally owned, nonprofit Authority with a dedicated, professional workforce committed to providing the community with a safe, reliable, and economical water supply. Water supplied to their customers comes from both a surface water supply that is treated at the state of the art Forest Park Water Treatment Plant (FPWTP) and from groundwater wells located throughout the service area. To provide the highest quality water, the Authority has in place a main replacement program and performs annual flushing of its more than 595 miles of water main which serves more than 35,000 customers. NPWA also owns and maintains all fire hydrants in the service area to ensure hydrants are in working order in case of fire emergencies. NPWA employees, many of whom are NPWA customers themselves, take pride in being able to provide this service to the community. For more information, please visit npwa.org or call 215-855-3617.