The Fountain located in Fountain Hills, Arizona was built by Robert P. McCulloch during 1970. It was built a year before Lake Havasu City reconstructed the London Bridge. Every hour from nine in the morning until nine at night the fountain sprays water for fifteen minutes at a time.
A manmade lake holds the water lily made out of concrete that the plume rises out of. Water is sprayed at a rate of seven thousand gallons a minute from the fountains three 600 horsepower turbine pumps. The nozzle of the fountain is only 18 inches. The height of the fountain reaches 560 feet under the right conditions with all three pumps working. The fountain does not operate on windy days.
The Fountain only reaches about three hundred feet when the two pumps that are usually used are in use. The Fountain was the tallest one in the world at the time it was built. This is a record that it kept for over ten years. There is approximately forty-eight thousand volt of electricity used to operate the pumps.
Anyone in the Fountain Hills, Arizona area should make it a point to stop by and see the Fountain. The Fountain is the town's signature.
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