© 2023 KALW 91.7 FM Bay Area
KALW Public Media / 91.7 FM Bay Area
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Hey Area: Why is San Francisco's Vaillancourt Fountain dry?

"California-06356 - Vaillancourt Fountain" by Flickr user Dennis Jarvis. Used under Creative Commons BY-SA 2.0.

The blocky Vaillancourt Fountain near San Francisco's Ferry Building has been controversial since its installation in the 1970s. One issue that's dogged the fountain for decades? It's often dry. Listener Ingrid Roseborough wrote to Hey Area wondering why. Click the player above the hear the answer. 

What have you always wondered about the Bay Area? Ask Hey Area below.