The local woman was cooling her feet in the fountain, 333 Civic Center Plaza, around 1:30 p.m. but dirtied the water when blisters on her feet began to bleed, according to Ana Contreras, community preservation manager.
Contreras declined to release the woman’s name. She arrived at the fountain after another code enforcement officer, Jim Decker, found the woman in the water
“We asked her why she got into the fountain,” Contreras said, “and she said she needed to cool off her feet and her hair.”
The two city employees notified the public works department that the fountain needed to be drained.
“They will then clean the fountain, disinfect it and refill it by tomorrow afternoon,” Contreras said.
She said it’s common for children to play in the water on warm weather days, but adults typically aren’t caught in the fountain.
Contreras said public works workers will have to determine whether the woman will be billed for the cost of cleaning the fountain.
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