Having seen a considerable number of euros spent renovating the ancient Fontaine Wilson in the centre of Pierrefeu, the villagers are now asking probing questions of the Mairie. When exactly will water start to flow again in the 200 year-old fountain?
Not as quickly as the Clerk of Works would like, it seems. Apparently, the ornate replica copper pipes are too long and there’s a risk of the fountain flooding. So now they’ve got be be recut to a reasonable length.
Well, quipped the Mayor, we’ll have to get it done quickly before we get a ruling from local government to shut off the water because of the drought.
How we laughed…