City unveils new fountain spray at Seaview Lake

There will be showers now in Rockaway Beach, even on a clear day.

And, even at night.


By Brad Mosher
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The City of Rockaway Beach has replaced a fountain in Seaview Lake that had been not working for more than a decade.

The old fountain hadn’t been operating for many years, according to Luke Shepard, the city’s public works director.

“The Lions Club here in Rockaway really cleaned up around the lake,” Shepard said. “They put a lot of work into it, brushing it out and making it look nice.”

The Neah-Kah-Nie School District added to the new look, “helping with the footpath around the lake,” he added.

According to Shepard, the fountain was originally built in the 1950s. “It was originally part of the city’s drinking supply, but after awhile the state wasn’t going to allow that any longer.

The new fountain will be visible at night, too. “It is lit at night. There are LED lights on the fountain itself,” he explained.

The city put the money into the budget in the spring and by the end of October, the old fountain had been replaced. “The city had tried for awhile to get a few grants, but those didn’t work out. During this year’s budget process it was decided to include it in the budget this year.”

“We removed it in October, using Burden’s Big Boy Truck. They dragged it out,” he added.

Seaview Lake is spring-fed, added Shepard.

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