Thursday 2 October the fountain on Bankaplein was covered by a thick layer of lather. The Municipality is sick and tired of buffoons emptying bottles of shampoo or liquid detergent in the water and now considers removing the fountain. Residents call it a disgrace.
“This is not the first time,” says the spokeswoman of The Hague.”This is no longer a joke. Damages are considerable every time this happens, because cleaning up is expensive and the detergent can corrode the pump. Next Council Meeting we will decide about the future of the fountain. Removal is an option.”
Entrepreneur Ralph van Hessen is shocked to hear these words. “Removal is too drastic and to my mind no option. And it is destruction of capital.”
Residents too are shocked. “The fountain belongs here. Must we all be punished because one person plays a bad trick?”
6 October 2014, Bert Bos (FH)