Recent email about the Largo Central Park Clock Tower renovation sent to the city of Largo
I agree that the clock tower does need to be up-dated and more eye pleasing. However, since we have a water shortage, a fountain, in my opinion would show that the city of Largo in not concerned about the water shortage. In addition, I feel it's another sign of city government's out of control spending.
- Ms. Samartino,
Thank you for your comments concerning the Clock Tower. I too share your concern for the conservation of water in the design of the new clock tower plaza. The current design of the fountain (which is not running at this point) includes a recycling design. This means that the water goes to a 5,000 gallon concrete pit in the ground and is just pumped up to the fountains and then recycles again. So, beside a minimal amount to evaporation no water is wasted. The current fountain now uses potable water.
The new design will incorporate this same water saving recycling feature into the design. There will be a 30" knee wall that will now retain the water. We are also evaluating the use of reclaimed water to save more potable water. The fountain feature on the corner is an important element as it will add the needed drama to the logo of the city along with the added landscaping to soften the extensive concrete. If I can answer any more question do no hesitate to call me or e-mail me with additional concerns.
- Greg Brown FCLD, CPRP, Parks Superintendent, City of Largo Recreation Parks & Art Department
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