May 29, 2020 | Fountain Off for Repairs4 Comments | Categorised in: Fountain News & Updates, Fountain Works
Friends and neighbors:
Just a quick note to explain why the Fountain at The Circle has been off or empty a few times recently, including this weekend.
In late April, a problem developed with one of the pumps that powers the fountain and with a circuit breaker for the fountain lights. Our partners in the city’s maintenance crew investigated, and it took a few days to repair those.
Since May began, the fountain was “soaped” — detergent tossed into the water to create foam — twice. Our volunteers cleaned up those messes, but each time required draining the thousands of gallons of water in the fountain, hosing down and squeegeeing everything, cleaning the various pump filters in the fountain works and letting everything dry out before refilling and restarting the fountain.
This past week, a new problem cropped up with one of the pumps. The city came to our aid once again, and found that a new piece of equipment was needed to repair the problem. We are hopeful that can be obtained and installed by Monday, but that means the fountain will not be operating this weekend.
We realize how many of you enjoy the sight of the fountain flowing both day and night. We hope that sight will be back very shortly. And, as always, thank you for your continuing support of Friends of the Fountain and Walk. And remember that you can always connect with us — as a Friend, a donor or as a possible volunteer — by clicking on those options here or on the home page of our website.
Thanks. We hope everyone is safe and well during these trying times.
— Board of Directors, Friends of the Fountain and Walk« Please Stay Safe and Be Well | Protest and Pettiness at the Fountain »