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Big Splash Fountain is flowing again

SUWANEE - The Big Splash Fountain at the Town Center Park in Suwanee began operation Wednesday, the first day this year it was running after being closed due to the drought.

The fountain, which opened in June 2006, is Gwinnett County's largest interactive fountain. It has 43 water jets and lights up at night. Residents refer to it as the "community swimming pool" according to Denise Brinson, economic and community development manager for Suwanee.

The fountain's hours have been reduced from last year in an attempt to comply with the state's goal of reducing water usage by 10 percent. Big Splash is open from 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily unless conditions dictate otherwise.