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Work Continues to Repair Lake Anne’s Fountain

by Dave Emke — July 5, 2017 at 1:30 pm 8 Comments

Visitors to Lake Anne in recent weeks likely have noticed the absence of its trademark fountain.

The fountain, owned by Reston Association, has been out of commission since early June. It was taken to the nearest factory-authorized service center — in Jessup, Maryland — a week ago.

“Currently, RA is waiting to hear back from the service center with the cause of the problem and how long it will take to repair it,” said Mike Leone, RA’s director of communications. “Unfortunately, at this time we have no further information.”

Susan Cassell, of Lake Anne of Reston Condominium Association, was told last week that the fountain was pulled from the lake due to “repeated electrical malfunctions.”

In a 2015 interview with Washingtonian magazine, Reston founder Bob Simon said the fountain was inspired by the Jet d’Eau in Switzerland’s Lake Geneva.

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  • 40yearsinreston

    Let the lake property owners pay for it
    I’m tired of subsidising their real estate values

    • HaHa

      Duh, all the proceeds made from wedding receptions at the RA owned Tetra House will pay for these repairs.

      • 40yearsinreston

        Nice one

    • Greg

      Good idea.

    • The Constitutionalist

      Then you shouldn’t be allowed to look at the fountain for free.

  • Ann Youngren

    How much longer can the water in the lake last without any aeration?

    • Mr Nitrates

      To be honest not much longer

  • Michael Scheurer

    Look forward to having it operating and the beautiful scene it creates as I sip a cold one at Lake Anne Brewery contributing to the Reston economy.

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