Fountain overflows on weekend
A siphon valve for Central Park’s antique fountain was stuck over the weekend, allowing the water to overflow because of a plugged pipe.
Parks and recreation maintenance supervisor Scott Heidebrecht said the combination of the siphon and plugged drainpipe caused the water to flow out on the ground.
Parks workers pumped out water Monday, then scrubbed out algae that had grown in the warm temperatures and sunshine.
“Every day you have to come down and check them and dip out leaves,” Heidebrecht said.
Last modified Aug. 10, 2017