The Malta Independent 20 November 2018, Tuesday

Tritoni Fountain to be switched off for maintenance work

Monday, 14 May 2018, 10:30 Last update: about 7 months ago

The Ministry for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects said that the Tritoni Fountain will be switched off between 16 and 25t May in order for maintenance to be carried out on the bronze and travertine.

These works form part of the programmed maintenance which needs to continuously take place so that the fountain is kept clean with fully functional lights and jets and the most aesthetically pleasing bronze and travertine. Most of these works are carried out without the need for the fountain to be turned off and have been taking place since the fountain started working.

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The best period for these interventions to take place was selected in such a way as to avoid clashes with Valletta 2018 celebrations and other feasts, the ministry said in a statement. Works will take around a week to complete. Apart from this, travertine works require the fountain to be turned off three days before the commencement of works, so that the travertine can be dry from the water which can be detrimental to the treatment given to the travertine.

 

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