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City Hall Fountain On – Will Carlyle’s Be This Year

The health department of the City of Alexandria forced our community to shut off the popular water fountain at John Carlyle Square Park last year. Will they permit us to turn it on this year?

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Why did they rule as they did on our fountain and how is ours different from teh one at City Hall?

Hi Sean –

The fountain in John Carlyle Square Park was shut off last year by the health department because the vendor monitoring the PH levels in the fountain did not have a licensed pool operator on staff. The master association responsible for the fountain is working with the City to get the fountain back on. Hopefully, we’ll see it on sooner rather than later.


Hi-Has there been an update on when the Carlyle fountain might be turned on? I believe it has been a year since the problem was discovered. This does seem like plenty of time to either find a new vendor or make sure the vendor has the required licensed personnel. Thanks for any new information.

The master Association for Carlyle is working with the City to iron out all of the issues. There still is no timetable as yet.


Hi again-Just checking to see if anyone knows the 2014 status of the John Carlyle Square fountain. I’ve emailed the CCC and am awaiting a response.


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