Downtown fountain may be turned back on
Nov 22, 2013
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Mirror Photo / Mac Overton
THE FOUNTAIN ON THE SQUARE, which has been dry for several years, may be flowing again soon. The City of Gilmer turned it off during the severe drought of 2011 to conserve water. Angie Barrett, whose Barrett Foundation contributed funds to build it on the “Walk of Fame” Plaza at the north side of the Courthouse grounds, has contacted the Gimer Area Chamber of Commerce about paying for its upkeep. The city and Upshur County are working out details, with the city planning to repair the plumbing. The pump house roof is seen just beyond the fountain.