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Town Hall Fountains Switched On

Friday August 16 2013




THE eagerly-awaited fountains in the new town hall square were officially switched on by the mayor on Wednesday evening.

The fountain, which has 30 nozzles, emits 30 curved jets of water of varying diameter. The jets can be illuminated by LED lights and have programmable nozzles to create beautiful displays.

There is a 50,000-litre underground tank, and water, which is all disinfected and filtered, is pumped through the fountain’s nozzles at 30,000 litres per hour.

A public event for the plaque unveiling and naming of the square is planned for next month.

You can see the fountains lit up on this video.

What do you think? Have your say below.

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Reply Posted by King Fred on Friday August 16 2013 at 09:53
No excuse for the local scrubbers to get a wash now.

Reply Posted by King Fred on Friday August 16 2013 at 10:49
flapper da can get a wesh @ shive na

Reply Posted by Me on Friday August 16 2013 at 15:48
Nice to see Barnsley coming up with their own ideas.
Oh no, sorry, they've blatantly copied Wakefield.
Good luck for when people start pouring washing up liquid into it!

Reply Posted by Strange Flavour on Friday August 16 2013 at 16:32
Not really copied Wakefield, yes it's a fountain but Wakefield's set up in the way it works and operates is different to how this one works.

Be pleased, be positive ----------------- why dish something (oops, sorry, is that what the washing up liquid's for???)

Reply Posted by Me on Friday August 16 2013 at 20:21
Sorry, I'm a pessimist!

Reply Posted by Stevo on Friday August 16 2013 at 16:06
Just been past the "folly fountains" Not quite what I expected but there were loads of kids that seemed to be enjoying running in and out of the water jets with it being such a nice day and all.

Reply Posted by owd fred on Friday August 16 2013 at 20:30
this as sickended me weir am ar gunna doss darn at neet at chrissmass wen I am pissed nar the nativity crib as gone

Reply Posted by iii on Saturday August 17 2013 at 00:12
Wot?

Reply Posted by lol on Saturday August 17 2013 at 11:07
Its flappers new shower,By god he needs it with all the SHITE hes put on here

Reply Posted by lol on Saturday August 17 2013 at 11:19
flapper you can run under and wash all that Windolene off di back

Reply Posted by sid on Saturday August 17 2013 at 11:52
Lol an flapper? Schizophrenia.

Reply Posted by smileychlo94 on Saturday August 17 2013 at 16:32
I think its a nice idea, but when they said water fountains I literally thought a 'fountain' not jets what pump water out..

Reply Posted by flapper on Sunday August 18 2013 at 09:58
its a BIDI for the backstreet boys

Reply Posted by Mark Houchin on Sunday August 25 2013 at 16:22
Great idea. About time barnsley council did somthing to smarten up the town centre. Great to see the kids having a good time.