Cost To Repair Lily Pond Nearly Twice What Expected
Monday, August 20, 2012
SAN DIEGO It will cost almost twice as much as estimated to fix the damaged lily pond in Balboa Park.
A news release issued today from Mayor Jerry Sanders’ office puts the cost at $19,000. Earlier estimates had pegged the damage at $10,000.
The lily pond was damaged during a water gun fight that got out of control about a week ago. A drainage pipe was broken and landscaping was trampled. No fish or turtles were killed.
The news release said $13,000 in donations have been raised through the Friends of Balboa Park organization. The non-profit said it’s confident it will be able to raise the rest.
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