Fountains expected to be operational by the weekend
The WaterWalk Waltzing Waters fountains that were unveiled to the public in downtown on Saturday have encountered an electrical malfunction. Displays have been put on hold as repairs to a pump and electrical circuits are being made. The cause of the breakdown is not known at this time. The shows are expected to resume this weekend.
“On behalf of the City of Wichita, I would like to apologize to those who visited the Waltzing Waters on Sunday expecting to see a show,” said John D’Angelo, manager of the City’s Arts & Cultural Services Division. “A lot of work was done to get the fountains ready for continuous use. Unfortunately, this was an unforeseen circumstance.”
The Waltzing Waters fountains are 150-feet long and located east of Gander Mountain. From April through December, there will be three shows daily at 12:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Each show will incorporate music, lights and moving water in a synchronized display. The music will alternate between different genres, including country, classic rock, classical, ’80s rock and holiday songs.
The City of Wichita invested $3.5 million on the fountains project, including $1.6 million for the Waltzing Waters fountains. The investment is part of a $41 million development agreement with WaterWalk developers. The fountains are one of the final projects included in that agreement.