By the time of the farmers market in Lippitt Park Saturday, the fountain was full of kids despite the sign warning of the hazards and the threat of damage to the recycling/filtration system, which is not designed to handle human pollution.

The water in the Lippitt Park fountain began flowing again on Thursday evening, but by Friday morning had gone down somewhat. The city Parks Department employee in charge said there appear to still be some leaks. However, it does look beautiful “as long as people stay out,” he said. “People wreck it.”