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Plans for Columbia's 'Busted Plug' Revealed

6:05 PM, Jun 18, 2013   |    comments
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Columbia City Council members continue to look at what to do with the city's "Busted Plug" art sculpture.

During an afternoon council work session, members passed a motion accepting a consultant's review to move the Busted Plug to the corner of Taylor and Gadsden Streets. That's at the corner of Finlay Park.

The plans call for turning the hydrant into a water fountain using fresh water.

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin expressed concerns about allowing children access to a proposed park near heavy traffic areas of downtown. 

Planners say during the summer months the fountain would use about $240,000 gallons of water. 

"Busted Plug" is a 40-foot tall fire hydrant created by South Carolina artist Blue Sky. It had stood on Taylor Street since 2001.  

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