Fountains in Cathedral Square were turned off on
Friday due to a fault with the filtration pump.
A regular maintenance check revealed the pump requires attention
to enable the fountains to continue to operate effectively.
Unfortunately, the decision to turn the fountains off is necessary
to undertake this essential maintenance.
Technicians will commence work on the pump on Tuesday (31
July) and the maintenance work is expected to be completed on the
Friday (3 August) afternoon. Providing the work goes to schedule,
the fountains will be operational again on Saturday.
Annette Joyce, Head of Commercial Operations at Peterborough
City Council, said: "The pump that drives the fountains has a fault
and by carrying out maintenance now, we will be able to ensure the
longevity of the fountains as an attraction for people to enjoy for
the rest of the summer. I am pushing for the work to be completed
as soon as possible so that residents and visitors to our city will
not have to wait too long before the fountains are back in full
The decision to turn the fountains off is not connected to the
of Bretton Water Park..