News Flash Home
The original item was published from 1/24/2022 2:29:00 PM to 1/24/2022 2:29:59 PM.

News Flash

Home - News

Posted on: January 24, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Gainesville: Fire Hydrant Design Contest now open

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Jan. 24, 2022) – The Gainesville Department of Water Resources (DWR) has kicked off the 2022 Elementary School Fire Hydrant Design Contest ahead of Drinking Water Week May 1-7.

Celebrating Drinking Water Week gives DWR an opportunity to promote public awareness of safe drinking water and educate the community on Gainesville's role in providing such.

“This contest is a great way to open up the conversation of the value of safe drinking water and what Gainesville does to distribute and protect it,” said Gainesville Environmental Monitoring Coordinator Tyler Sims.

The contest is open to all kindergarten through 5th-grade students in Gainesville-Hall County, including homeschooled children, who may submit one design each. Students are asked to color the hydrant template available here, and include on their artwork their name, school, grade and teacher's name. DWR requests all submissions be mailed to the following address:

Hydrant Contest

Gainesville Department of Water Resources

Attn: Kristen Howard

757 Queen City Parkway

Gainesville, GA 30501

All submissions must be received or postmarked by April 1. Three winners will be chosen to receive prizes and have their designs painted onto fire hydrants within City limits. Find additional guidelines and information here.

DWR's public education staff also provide supplemental presentations for classrooms during Drinking Water Week to dive deeper into the subject. These presentations are not limited to Drinking Water Week, and are available upon request via the Conservation & Outdoor Resources page of

“Our group is happy to offer tailored water education presentations to all groups and classrooms across Gainesville-Hall County," said Gainesville Water Conservation Specialist Kristen Howard. "Let us know how we can help you make a 'splash' in your next school lesson or meeting!”

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Home - News

Meadowlark Coffee

MUST-TRY MONDAY | Meadowlark Coffee

Posted on: September 18, 2023
Acuna's Cake Shoppe

MUST-TRY MONDAY | Acuna’s Cake Shoppe

Posted on: September 11, 2023

MUST-TRY MONDAY | Established Design Co.

Posted on: September 4, 2023
Purchase Effect

MUST-TRY MONDAY | Purchase Effect

Posted on: August 28, 2023

MUST-TRY MONDAY | Boarding Pass Coffee

Posted on: August 21, 2023
Kilwins Gainesville

MUST-TRY MONDAY | Kilwins Gainesville

Posted on: August 14, 2023

Fall in love with Gainesville event season

Posted on: September 30, 2021

Lake Lanier: Gainesville's crown jewel

Posted on: August 31, 2021

First Friday concert slated June 4

Posted on: June 1, 2021


Posted on: May 13, 2021

DWR set for weekend water outage

Posted on: April 13, 2021


Posted on: April 1, 2021

New WeGo vanpool service launching Dec. 14

Posted on: December 11, 2020

Red & Blue 5K open to public

Posted on: January 25, 2021