With six weeks of delay, the fountain on the Floraplein has been turned on again. Normally the fountain is already activated in May. The cause of the delay is that two times, a car crashed into the fountain control box.
The fountain control box was in the central dividing strip of Floralaan-Oost. The municipality has now moved the control box. However, a failure occurred that was fixed last week.
However, the problem was that the water had stood still so long that it was decided to pump the water out and clean the fountain. The municipality did not think it was a good idea to spray the dirty water after the extraordinary heat of recent days.
The fountain on the Floraplein is now 56 years old and was gifted by the Mignot & the Block cigars factory when the manufacturer had its 100th anniversary.