New water fountains in City of Bayswater helps quench dogs’ thirst


Mayor Barry McKenna and labrador Beau next to a new fountain at Arbor Park.
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Mayor Barry McKenna and labrador Beau next to a new fountain at Arbor Park. Picture: Andrew Ritchie �������www.communitypix.com.au d470049

DOGS are literally lapping up new water fountains at reserves in the City of Bayswater as part of a rollout to all large dog exercise areas.

The fountains in Arbor Park, Claughton Reserve, Weld Square and Broun Park feature a dog bowl attachment which can be emptied to ensure dogs can get fresh water.

A fountain will also be installed at Strutt Way Reserve.

The rollout came after the council decided to install dog fountains at all dog exercise areas larger than two hectares.

Mayor Barry McKenna said $20,000 was allocated in the 2017-18 budget to complete about five more fountains, with the locations to be determined subject to available water supply.

“The conveniently located new drinking fountains ensure dogs remain hydrated on hot summer days and take the stress out of searching for fresh water when out on a walk or run,” he said.

“All active sporting reserves are provided with available drinking fountains, plus a number of passive reserves and playgrounds across the City.

Cr McKenna said there were more than 30 sites that had dog fountains, including De Lacey Reserve, Pat O’Hara Reserve, Beaufort Park, Hillcrest Reserve, Emerson Reserve, Waltham Reserve, Elstead Reserve, Halliday Park and Maylands and Embleton golf courses.

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