I haven't ever been able to figure out a rhyme or reason and have never seen anyone post that they do. We're just bummed when it's sweltering and it's off. Yeah, we're the type that say f*ck the bacteria, I'm hot.
The only thing I ever noticed was when they were having water issues at the free drinking fountains the play fountain was shut off.
The thing that irks me the most about it, is when they run it at night. It's just a waste of water. Yes, it's super pretty and fun to look at, but people need it during the day, not at night.
Side note: If you notice there are major issues with the drinking water wells, tweet to the ac ent, superfly and bonnaroo accounts on twitter. They retweeted my tweet and responded that they sent someone to look into the problem.
It was my understanding because the water wasrecycled through the fountain (hence brown water after a while) The fountain would have to stop and refill which took about 1hr+. So if the wooks stop bathing and peeing in it (last year saw a girl shaving) it wont turn off so frequently
Post by natedagreat on Jun 23, 2012 14:16:16 GMT -5
I also felt like the fountian didn't get nearly as brown this year, maybe they did put some new filters in place. I also felt like water pressure at the water points wasn't a problem at all, at least for me and my crew this year. On a side note, it is EXTREMELY gross to fill up with the fountian water. ew.
Post by tommyboy7328 on Jun 25, 2012 12:05:54 GMT -5
OMG!! i was standing at the fountain, one of the hundreds of times i was there, and i saw some guy walk up to it and fill a water bottle and put the top on it and walk away. :-O
Anyway, i don't think there has ever been set times for the fountain to be on. I think it was on more this year than the last couple of years. It seems to be random, probably depending on how soon it starts to turn brown