Water costs defended
CHILDREN frolicking in the new fountains in Cathedral Square has led to an increase in maintenance costs – the council has revealed.
The popularity of the water feature, which has seen youngsters stripping off for a soaking, has meant the latest estimate has doubled from a provisional figure of £15,000 to £30,000.
But the council say this may be reduced in the winter months, as the cold weather begins, and rejected claims that the water used was not recycled
Peterborough City Council’s head of delivery Andrew Edwards, said: “The original cost quoted for maintaining the fountains was purely an estimate. The fountains are extremely popular and we have increased the maintenance regime. The water used by the fountains is recycled. It is collected in the drains that surround the fountains and taken back to the pump room.”