Dupont Circle Fountain Overflows Upon Springing to Life

by May 16, 2016 at 10:20 am 0

(Updated at 11:50 a.m.) Water is flowing at the Dupont Circle fountain once again, but with an apparent hitch.

A visit to the park this morning revealed a steady trickle of water leaking from the fountain’s basin, down the steps and into the surrounding park. The water feature started operating at some point in the past three days after months of inaction during colder weather.

“Our plumbers are out there trying to get it under control,” said Mike Litterst, a spokesman for the National Park Service, which oversees the fountain. Last night, an NPS representative told NBC Washington the agency didn’t believe there was a major problem.

And sorry, lunch break crowd: The fountain’s edge now makes for a soggy place to sit.


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