Mainz Daily Photo

High and drei – #1579

The “Drei-Mädchen” fountain on the Ballplatz, suffering from severe dehydration.

The reason: No money. As usual.

Mainz has enormous debts – close to €1bn – and it costs €220,000 annually for water, maintenance and chemicals to operate the 60 fountains in the city.

So they shut down 56 of them.

(Fellow Mainz blogger at Mainz Images suggests a  “Dry Fountain Walk of Fame/Shame” as a new tourist attraction…..)

No initiatives to garner corporate sponsorship.
No initiatives to get locals to adopt a fountain.

Just turn off the bloody water.

Corporates did leap up to be counted and the girls have now been re-fountainised.

But what a way to run a city……

This entry was published on 25 June, 2012 at 13:00. It’s filed under Altstadt, Architecture, Geriatric rant, Mainz, Monuments, Politics and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “High and drei – #1579

  1. City coffers just about everywhere are in economic trouble or so it seems. Glad that some of the corporates stepped up!

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