Broken pump keeping Golden square fountain dry

This winter's ice jam damaged the pump for the Spirit Square water fountain.

Some of you may have noticed that Golden’s Spirit Square is missing something this summer season.

The water fountain that flows from the level of the dyke path down to the square, which can usually be seen full of children splashing in the water,  is not flowing just yet.

“The ice jam this winter forced water into the pump vault and destroyed the pump,” said Town CAO Jon Wilsgard. Town staff were not aware of the damage until they went to check for pre-inspection start up late in the spring.

The new pump (which has a cost of more than $5,000) has been ordered, and with a minimum six-week order time the hope is that the new one will be installed and running by the middle of July.