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New Ramada to Provide Comfort for Park Visitors While Recycling Water

Construction is scheduled to begin in April 2024 for an important component of the Fountain Hills Sanitary District (District) infrastructure.  The District is responsible for safely collecting wastewater and recycles every drop for irrigation in local parks and golf courses.

The District manages three Aquifer Storage & Recovery (ASR) wells at Fountain Park, in which reclaimed water is stored underground in the aquifer when supplies are high (during winter) and recovered during times of higher demand (during summer). These wells and their control systems were constructed and placed into service in 2001.

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ASR Well Control Room Before & After

To effectively manage these valuable resources, in 2019, the District constructed above-ground control room buildings for two of its ASR wells (to replace aging underground vaults), with a portion of each dedicated to serving park visitors as public restrooms.

The District will soon begin construction on an above-ground control room building for the third ASR well at Fountain Park, once again replacing an aging underground vault. A large portion of this structure will serve park visitors as a ramada to provide shade and a place to reflect on the beauty of Fountain Park. The facility will be located at the south end of the park along Saguaro Boulevard. The Fount Rushmore statues will be relocated in collaboration with the Town of Fountain Hills, the Fountain Hills Cultural & Civic Association (FHCCA) and the Public Arts Committee in a better arrangement for park visitors to experience. The existing sidewalk will be relocated for better access to the ramada and designated view spot by meandering around the ramada.

Construction is expected to be complete the end of October 2024 to accommodate the many events at Fountain Park.  During construction, the bike lane may be closed for contractors to access the site, and the sidewalk will be closed with pedestrians detoured to a temporary pedestrian walkway. Work is expected to take place during daytime hours, Monday through Friday, with possible Saturday work (excluding major holidays).


Thank you for your patience during this work. 

NEW Ramada/ASR Well Control Room
Location & Before/After

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