May 31, 2017 | Fountain Vandalized Again2 Comments | Categorised in: Fountain News & Updates
Friends and Neighbors:
You may have noticed that the fountain has not been running since Friday May 26th. This is because a large amount of dye and soap were dumped into the water sometime Thursday evening.
This is the third time since the beginning of the year that the fountain water has been adulterated, each time necessitating a complete replacement of the water by the city. Because the fountain currently drains into the storm drain system rather than the sanitary sewer, the city must drain the fountain water using a truck, adding to the time and expense of correcting the problem. Once the fountain water has been refilled, which also takes more time, it also takes significant effort by Friends of the Fountain and Walk volunteers to get the water chemistry back in balance.
If you have any information regarding these incidents or have observed any questionable activity around the fountain we would appreciate hearing from you. These acts of vandalism, while seen by some as harmless fun, can do serious damage to the fountain structure and pump system, as well as ruin the enjoyment of the fountain for all of us. You can contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call FOFW board members Michael Gray (510-982-9738) or Scott Dunlap (415-509-2032).
You can learn more about FOFW and how you can help us care for our neighborhood treasure by clicking on any of the links on our home page, friendsofthefountainandwalk.org.
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