(June 18, 2013) -- The Sombrilla Plaza fountain on the UTSA Main Campus will be turned on for approximately three weeks beginning June 19 to determine what is necessary to repair it. It will be the first step toward revitalization of the popular fountain.
The fountain will run for approximately three weeks to clean and remove debris that has accumulated in the pipes. A construction fence will be placed around the fountain to contain the work, which will include the use of chlorine. The process is similar to standard swimming pool cleaning.
Once the debris has been removed, the fountain will be shut down and work to troubleshoot and identify necessary repairs will begin. After the assessment of the fountain, a timetable for repair and putting it back into operation will be determined.
For more information, contact Facilities Work Control at 210-458-4262.
UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.
For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
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