News Flash Home
The original item was published from 10/16/2014 5:05:15 PM to 10/2/2018 12:05:01 AM.

News Flash

General Press Releases

Posted on: October 16, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Westmont Adopt-A-Hydrant Program

Village of Westmont
Published: Oct. 16, 2014

The Village of Westmont Fire Department, Public Works Department, and Westmont First Committee have created the new Westmont Adopt-A-Hydrant Program. The Adopt-A-Hydrant Program is part of the Westmont First Neighborhood Pride Program. The goals of the program are:

SAFETY - Help the Fire Dept. by keeping hydrants snow-free during the winter and installing year-round safety flags!

AESTHETICS - Work with the Village to keep hydrants clean and freshly painted!

PRIDE - Be part of the Westmont Neighborhood Pride Program by getting involved in your community!

CREATIVITY & PRIZES - Sign up and be part of our Adopt-A-Hydrant contest for a chance to win prizes!

“We have over 3000 hydrants in the Village of Westmont,” says Fire Chief Dave Weiss. “If we have as much snow as we did this past winter, we simply do not have the staff power to shovel out all of these hydrants. This program allows residents an opportunity to step forward and assist our community safety effort.”

Citizens can get involved in several ways. Following are the (4) different adoption programs:

* Agree to keep hydrant snow-free during the winter
and weed-free during the summer

* Agree to keep hydrant snow-free during the winter
and weed-free during the summer
* Sponsor a safety flag for your hydrant

* Agree to design artwork and paint your hydrant,
design must be approved by the Village
* Agree to keep hydrant snow-free during the winter
and weed-free during the summer
* Sponsor a safety flag for your hydrant

* Business agrees to sponsor hydrant in the community
and work with local group to paint and maintain
hydrant throughout the year

NOTE: All adoptions are for 3 years

* All hydrant adoptions are good for (3) years - hydrants can be re-adopted every three years providing there has been annual maintenance
* Hydrant painting and design parameters include: a) black can only be used to outline images, b) no gluing or attaching items to the hydrant, c) all hydrant designs must be approved by the Village of Westmont, d) all designs must have “safety yellow” significantly incorporated
* Multiple hydrant adoptions are encouraged
* All hydrants are owned and operated by the Village of Westmont

To encourage the Adopt-A-Hydrant Program, all Neighborhood Pride and Corporate Level Adoptions will be automatically entered in our Adopt-A-Hydrant contest. Contestants will be judged on creativity, theme, and artistic expression. To be included in the 2014-2015 contest, hydrant painting must be completed by Monday, June 1, 2015, 5 p.m. Hydrant painting contest winners will be announced at a Village Board Meeting.

First Place Award - $100 in area business gift certificates
Second Place Award - $50 in area business gift certificates
Third PlaceAward - $25 in area business gift certificates

The Adopt-A-Hydrant signup form is listed below. Residents can print out the form, fill it out, and return it to the Village for processing. For additional information, please contact Melissa Brendle at or 630-981-6270.


Westmont Adopt-A-Hydrant Signup Form
Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in General Press Releases

2024 Westmont Downtown Incentive Program

Posted on: November 9, 2023

Winter Window Mural Program

Posted on: November 8, 2023

Village Offices Holiday Schedule

Posted on: November 13, 2023

DuPage County 211 Services

Posted on: November 22, 2023

Severe Weather Warming Centers

Posted on: November 29, 2023

New Village Drop Box Location

Posted on: October 13, 2023

Holiday Tree Pickup Jan. 2-12

Posted on: November 20, 2023

Chicago Union Station Seeks Feedback

Posted on: November 21, 2023

WESTMONT 311 - Report A Concern

Posted on: November 6, 2023

Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives

Posted on: October 18, 2023

2023 Used Vegetable Cooking Oil Recycling

Posted on: November 16, 2023

Westmont Police Host Winter Coat Drive

Posted on: October 10, 2023

Westmont Construction Project Updates

Posted on: October 13, 2023

Village Zoning Ordinance Review & Update

Posted on: September 28, 2023

Local Eagle Scout Campaign

Posted on: October 23, 2023

DuPage County Energy Assistance Program

Posted on: September 26, 2023

Drug Take Back Program A Big Success

Posted on: October 31, 2023

Police Dept. Service Awards

Posted on: October 23, 2023

October Proclaimed Arts DuPage Month

Posted on: October 6, 2023

2023 Wicked West Fest Events

Posted on: August 17, 2023

2023 Silent Parade Oct. 13

Posted on: August 18, 2023

Village Offices Closed Oct. 9

Posted on: September 7, 2023

Endless Summer Car Shows Return

Posted on: August 16, 2023

Back To School Safety

Posted on: August 7, 2023

Halloween Trick-or-Treating in Westmont

Posted on: October 11, 2023

Village Offices Closed Sept. 4

Posted on: July 28, 2023

Excessive Heat Warning August 22-24

Posted on: August 22, 2023

Back to School Resource Fair Aug. 12

Posted on: August 8, 2023

DuPage County Seeks Feedback

Posted on: July 27, 2023

West Nile Virus Update for DuPage

Posted on: July 17, 2023

Do Not Hesitate - Call 9-1-1

Posted on: June 21, 2023

Westmont Fire Department Promotions

Posted on: July 14, 2023

Village Construction Updates

Posted on: June 16, 2023

2022 Water Quality Report

Posted on: June 23, 2023

2023 Taste of Westmont

Posted on: June 2, 2023

BNSF Tracks Closed at Cass July 8

Posted on: June 7, 2023

Water and Garbage Rate Update

Posted on: April 21, 2023

Fire Department Promotions

Posted on: June 8, 2023

Westmont Compost Program

Posted on: April 11, 2023

West Quincy Streetscape Project

Posted on: April 19, 2023

Trustees Sworn Into Office

Posted on: May 5, 2023

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Posted on: April 6, 2023

2023-2024 Village Budget Presentation

Posted on: April 14, 2023

Fire Department Safety Update

Posted on: April 4, 2023

Call 811 JULIE Before You Dig

Posted on: March 23, 2023

Chief Riley Recognizes Fire Personnel

Posted on: March 10, 2023

METRA Launches

Posted on: January 18, 2023