One of Drumheller's treasured attractions has been missing all summer, but it is on its way to re-opening.

It was discovered that the fountain, located behind the splash park, had huge leakage issues that needed to be fixed.

"We just wanted to let people know that work is going to be started very soon on the fountain. It has been a complicated process, and a lot of work that we have had to undertake," explained Drumheller Economic Development and Communications Officer, Julia Fielding.

"Work is due to start July 31, so next week, and we are hoping it will be completed by August 10," continued Fielding.

The town has hired Advantage Reline to carry out the repair work to stop the large loss of water.

"We are going to be doing some excavation and lining some pipes because the major issues were water leakage, so we have to fix the leaks. We have to align some of the pipes and their different sizes. It was a bit more complicated than we hoped it to be but now we have a solution, so that is what we are going to start doing," concluded Fielding.

The town will have to pass water quality testing to obtain approval from Alberta Health Services once the work has been completed.

If all goes well the fountain will open shortly after that.

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