“The Adderley Street Fountain is an iconic feature in the Cape Town CB, which is well-known and loved by Capetonians and visitors to our beautiful city.

“After a lengthy period of not being in use, we are pleased to once again see it being enjoyed. I am thankful to the officials who have worked to restore this landmark within the CBD. This fountain should serve as a reminder to everyone of what can be achieved when we work together to overcome hardships,” said Executive Mayor Dan Plato in a statement.

The fountain was switched off to save water during the drought period, and after 3 years its finally operating at full speed ahead!

“A long-term goal is being developed to make the fountain sustainable through the use of an underground spring water source. Currently potable water has been used to refill the fountain, which is recirculated through its pump system and in due course we intend to replace this with water from the underground springs, said Ward Councillor, Dave Bryant.