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Neighbors of DuPage


Oct 12, 2015 09:41AM ● By Neighbors Magazines

The goals of the program are:

Safety—Help the Fire Department 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 and Prizes—Sign up and be part of our Adopt-A-Hydrant contest for a chance to win prizes!

Westmont has over 3000 hydrants in the community. The Adopt-A-Hydrant Program helps the fire department and community safety in regard to making sure hydrants are visible and snow-free during the winter. This program allows citizens an opportunity to step forward and assist our community safety effort. Residents and businesses can get involved in a variety of ways:

Community Safety Adoption—no charge—Keep your hydrant snow-free and visible throughout the year.

Community Safety Adoption Plus Safety Flag—$10—Keep your hydrant visible and sponsor a safety flag.

Neighborhood Pride Adoption—$50—Create a design and paint your hydrant.

Corporate Level Adoption—$75 or more—Sponsor a community group to paint your hydrant.

Adopt-A-Hydrant Contest

All painted hydrants will be automatically entered in our Adopt-A-Hydrant Contest. Contestants will be judged on creativity, theme, artistic expression, etc.  Winners will receive gift certificates for area businesses and restaurants.  Sign up today online to fill out your adoption paperwork and prepare for your commitment to keeping your hydrant snow-free during the upcoming winter. Hydrant painting can be completed at your earliest convenience depending on availability of materials and good weather. Hydrants painted after Nov. 1 will be part of the 2016 contest. All 2016 contestants should have their hydrant painted by June 1, 2016, 5pm. Hydrant painting contest winners will be announced at a village board meeting. For additional information or to sign up, please visit the village website at or contact Melissa Brendle at or call 630-981-6270.