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Fountain returns to McGuire

Cascading water will soon be seen again at McGuire Lake.

Cascading water will  soon be seen again at McGuire Lake.

At the May 13 meeting of Salmon Arm Council, the city’s director of engineering Rob Nieuwenhuizen reported that the lake should be home to a new fountain within a month.

During the summer of 2012, the submersible aeration founatin at the lake stopped working – and was beyond repair.

Only one supplier was able to provide a quote for the specifications required, Oakcreek Golf & Turf Inc. The new fountain will cost $41,545 plus taxes.

Staff report that the new Otterbine Barebo Giant Fountain features a Triad 3 tiered pattern with a spray height of 50 feet and a diameter of 42 feet. It  comes equipped with a light set which will accommodate coloured lights as well.

Niewenhuizen said delivery will take two to three weeks and the fountain is expected to be installed within a month.

Both council and staff said they have received comments from residents anxiously awaiting the fountain’s return.