The fanciful topiary/fountain dinosaur statues on Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade usually spurt water, but on August 13, the fountain feature was shut off, for the first time since 1989, by the Promenade's operators, Downtown Santa Monica Inc., in a "symbolic move" they hoped would promote water conservation in these hot, dry, droughty times. (The dinosaurs do use recycled water, so they're not obligated to be off already.) But, reports the LA Business Journal, after less than a month, the city of SaMo, worried about the "corrosion and potentially expensive repairs" that might result from having the water turned off, had the water turned back on. There's just no winning with this drought.
· Mall Goes With Flow On Fountains [LABJ]
· Despite Drought, LADWP Won't Turn Off Mulholland's Fountain [Curbed LA]