The fountain was turned on Wednesday, September 18, after a season where the town has decided it would only run on a limited basis. On July 8 council announced it would begin the process of looking at a replacement water fixture for the area.
Before moving onto the next phase as discussed earlier this summer, staff took a look at the fountain to see if there was a way of it being used rather than removed. We have been able to modify the fountain to operate solely as a water feature at this time.
“As the fountain is running, we feel it is important to take the time over the fall and winter to liaise with groups such as the Rotary Club of Drumheller, who have made important contributions to the area,” said Dave Brett, Director of Infrastructure Services for the Town of Drumheller.
“Over late fall we will talk with the public and service groups on how they wish to use the area in the future. We will be determining if it should be kept solely as a fountain with some landscaping or to look at other options, including the costs involved with those options,” added Julia Fielding Communications Officer.