The Chevy Chase Circle fountain will be undergoing rehabilitation work in the summer of 2022. The fountain is a prominent architectural feature of Chevy Chase Circle, which serves as a gateway to the Washington, DC from Montgomery County, Maryland along Connecticut Avenue. Built in 1932, the fountain is leaking due to weak and failing mortar joints. Additionally, the waterproofing has deteriorated and needs to be replaced. The project includes: cleaning and conservation of the fountain stone masonry; masonry joint repointing; and removal, protection, repair and reinstallation of historic materials, including the fountain coping stones. The project also includes partial removal and replacement of the basin structural slab, waterproofing system replacement, removal and replacement of all fittings, and replacement of equipment within the utility vault. Additionally, new submersible lighting will be added to the fountain basin as part of this project.
The rehabilitation is expected to last about six months.