Water fountain idea possible for lagoon

Freshwater fountain aimed to cure thirst of Esquimalt Lagoon users

Visitors to Esquimalt Lagoon could one day drink from a freshwater fountain.

Requests from the public to the City of Colwood have sparked interest in having a drinking fountain placed in the area near the washrooms at the south end of the popular seaside destination.

The amenity would accommodate walkers and their dogs and include a spout for reusable containers, including water bottles for cyclists and runners in the area.

According to Coun. Gordie Logan, the idea is widely supported by council but would need to go through 2016 budget discussions. If it were to move forward, it would cost the City approximately $6,000.

There are currently only two water fountains in Colwood, one at Wale Road near the Galloping Goose Trail, the other at Brittany Park.

Attaching it to the washroom building instead of creating a freestanding unit would negate the need to add or extend water pipes.


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