Still water in Poplar Street fountain breeds mosquito larvae
Water stands still at a downtown fountain which can be a breeding ground for a virus carrying insect.
The fountain on Poplar Street hasn't been running in awhile and has become a breeding ground for mosquitoes that can possibly carry the West Nile Virus.
City of Macon Director of Public Affairs, Chris Floore said the fountain is broken because the grates which catch trash and leaves have been stolen and some pumps are not working.For now the water stands still which is a breeding ground for mosquitoes and trash pile up.
"Well the standing water we know is an issue that's why Park Divisions comes by and bails it out regularly or as it is noticed,” Floore said. “The Main Street Macon program will be working with community partners to look at a redesign of the park to see if the fountains are something we want to have in here going forward."
Floore said The Park Divisions will be draining the fountain on Tuesday or Wednesday.