Shelter Insurance fountain undergoing repairs
COLUMBIA - The Shelter Insurance fountain closed Tuesday to undergo repairs spanning over several months.
Shelter Insurance spokesperson Jay MacLellan said construction on the Columbia landmark is scheduled to begin this fall. He said the fountain will reopen in the spring during a 50th Anniversary Celebration.
"The current foundtain has lasted a very, very long time," President and CEO of Shelter Insurance Rick Means. "As a result, the fountain is beginning to show its age."
Shelter Insurance hired Kansas based company Waters Edge Aquatic Design. The update will include an expanded basin, two additional water falls between the upper and lower basins and new LED lights for multicolor and energy efficient lighting.