Kansas City asks for donations to help maintain fountains
41 Action News Staff
4:48 PM, Apr 9, 2013
6:28 PM, Apr 9, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City's 48-city owned fountains are now flowing again -- but operating them is quite expensive.
While the budget pays for the fountains to be turned on and off, it costs a lot to maintain them. So now the city relies on help from residents.
"Obviously fountains are very expensive to operate, particularly when it comes to servicing and refurbishing them," explained Heidi Downer, director of marketing for the city's Parks & Recreation Department. "We are constantly in the fundraising mode for the fountains."