The Water Fountains Return

A Spanish translation of this article is available as “Fuentes de Aguas de LHS.”

After the COVID-19 pandemic began, the Logansport High School community water fountains were closed and opened recently on February 23 due to the new mandated changes in the community.

“The water sources were closed due to the recommendations that were based on the CDC to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by surface contact. They will be up and running again as of the new mandate changes on February 23. Just as we have some fonts that don’t work, but most do. While they were closed during the pandemic, we also allowed students to carry water around campus, which helped make up for when the fountains were out,” Principal Matt Jones said.

The water fountains make it easy for students to get instant water.

“In the first place, I would like them to be open again because sometimes students are thirsty and that way they would have the ease of having access to it, but at the same time I think it is a bit dangerous due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so I also think it is good idea that they turned them off because in that case the virus could not spread and it was better to bring safer water from home,” senior Jessica Rodriguez said.

Senior Maria Mateo thinks it’s best not to open them for now until the pandemic is over.

“I think they shouldn’t open the water fountain because we don’t know if the water will be clean after it has been closed for a long time, and also for the safety of the students, so it is better to keep them turned off for the time being until the COVID-19 has a cure and we can be safe,” Mateo said.

They should turn on the water fountains again so that the students have access to it senior Magdalena Mateo Miguel said.

“I think they should open the water sources again so that some students can drink when they need it. Although it is good to buy water, some do not have money to buy it. Because when they closed it down I lost access to water and so I had to bring water home or sometimes buy it at the LHS school but there were days I didn’t have the money to buy it,” Mateo Miguel said.

Reopening the water sources would allow access in an emergency senior LHS Diego Diego said.

“Opening the water fountains would be a common thing, like in some schools that have them open after the pandemic, but they should open it in the LHS school for any emergency with the students of the school. We also have to take care of the water because some students waste it and I think it is better to use it in its own way and as it should be,” Diego said.