The temperature is headed back into the 30's in Drumheller this week and, for the first time all summer, parents with young children will be able to cool off at the fountain in Rotary Park.
 
The popular attraction had been closed all spring and much of the summer because of leaks in the supply lines.
 
"We had no idea where the water was going," confessed CAO Darryl Drohomerski. "We were losing a significant amount of water every day, but you didn't see it coming out a storm drain or a line or anything, it was disappearing into the ground, so we were quite concerned that we could cause more damage to the area, specifically to the fountain."
 
Crews were finally able to track down the problem, which was multiple leaks. They fixed it by installing a waterproof liner inside the fountain plumbing.
 
"We're very happy with the fix that was done by our contractor; hopefully, it will stick around for a number of years," enthused Drohomerski. "They were very quick; I want to say three days or so on site. To be honest, the part that took them longest was they had to order the materials for it and it was a couple of weeks before they could actually be on site to do their work."
 
"Late last week, the fountain was going, but there was ribbon around it where people were sort of unsure if they should be entering it or not," he noted. "It was all because we hadn't received the okay from Alberta Health."
 
That clearance came on Monday, August 13 and the fountain was officially re-opened to the public.
 

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