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The City of San Ramon currently operates seven display fountains.  As a result of service level reductions and cost saving measures, the following fountains will be operating on a modified schedule: Bollinger Canyon Fountain (at Bollinger and Chanterella), Ring and Rock Fountain (at Alcosta, in front of the San Ramon Community Center) and the Meadow Fountain (located at Alcosta, behind the San Ramon Community Center). 

The schedule for fountains that are funded by annual homeowner assessments through the Landscaping and Lighting District will remain the same. These fountains include Canyon Lakes (at Bollinger and Alcosta) and Step and Reflection (at Dougherty and Crow Canyon).

While the City expects to have the fountains running as scheduled, there may be situations where unforeseen disruptions or repairs are needed.   The City also schedules routine maintenance which may necessitate the fountains being inoperable for some time.  Some repairs may take several days or weeks to complete.  In order to protect the City of San Ramon and its standards of excellence for facilities, the City reserves the right, at any time, to shut down the fountains for safety concerns and unforeseen maintenance problems.

No special permits or requests will be considered to turn on the display at these fountains outside the schedule of operation. If you have any questions regarding the fountains, you may contact Public Services at (925) 973-2800, or complete a CRM service request.

FOUNTAIN OPERATING
STATUS
*REGULAR SCHEDULE *DISPLAY PUMP HOURS *LIGHTING HOURS
BOLLINGER CANYON
(Bollinger and Chanterella)

Open

Mon - Fri 6-9 pm 8-9 pm
Open Sat - Sun 11 am - 7 pm  
CANYON LAKES
(Bollinger & Alcosta)
Closed for repair Mon - Fri 6-10 am,
6-10 pm
6-10 pm

The fountain at Canyon Lakes, which was having a water leak issue over two years ago, was turned off to save water during the drought. With the drought restrictions lifted, the City has completed an assessment of the repairs and obtained costs to restart the fountain. The City has determined that the costs of repairing and operating the fountain are substantial and may increase the property owner’s Landscape and Lighting District assessment in the future. As an alternative, the City is exploring the interest of the affected property owners in replacing the fountain with an attractive landscape feature which would be much more cost effective. City staff met with the Canyon Lakes Home Owner Associations who are now working with the property owners to obtain input on the next course of action.

CHILDREN'S PARTICIPATORY FOUNTAIN (Central Park) Open Daily
Apr 1-Oct 30
11 am - 6 pm  
MEADOW (Alcosta, behind the Community Center) Open Sat - Sun 11 am - 6 pm 6 pm to 10 pm
RANCHO SAN RAMON PARTICIPATORY FOUNTAIN (Rancho San Ramon Commmunity Park) Open Daily
Apr 1-Oct 30
11 am - 6 pm  
STEP & REFLECTION FOUNTAINS (Corner of Dougherty & Crow Canyon) Closed for repair Mon - Fri 6-10 am,
6-10 pm
5-6:30 am,
9-10 pm
Closed for repair Sat - Sun 9-10 am 5-6:30 am,
9-10 pm
RING & ROCK (at Alcosta, in front of the community center) Closed for maintenance      

*Regular Schedule, Display Pump Hours, and Lighting Hours do not apply if the OPERATING STATUS indicated that the fountain is CLOSED.

Fountain Closure - West Branch - Reflection Fountain

On July 23, 2016, the City was contacted regarding a leak at the Reflection Fountain located at the corner of Dougherty Road and Crow Canyon Road. Staff was notified and responded. When they arrived, they found water flowing out of the recessed vault and quickly shut off the valves serving the fountain. Unfortunately, the equipment – both electrical and mechanical was submerged.

The City’s fountain contractor, Waterworks Inc., was notified and they responded and began pumping the water from the vault. After pumping the water from the vault, staff and Waterworks found that the water meter on the auto fill line had blown off of the fitting. This is a 2” line with approximately 70lbs. of pressure. Due to the size of the line, the sump pump could not keep up with the amount of water entering the vault and the vault flooded.

The cost of the repair was approved as part of the FY 17/18 Fiscal Year Capital Improvement Program Budget which begins July 1, 2017. The City’s electrical contractor will be ordering the parts and once the parts have arrived, a schedule will be finalized. The work itself will take approximately 1 ½ weeks to complete. Please check back for a schedule and date the fountain will be re-energized.



 

 

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