Harmony Ponds – Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

Published on January 6, 2012

**Harmony Ponds Provided All Mechanical Work for Fountains at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C.**

The inspiration for the dramatic fountains at the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C., came from the civil rights leader himself when he quoted, “Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.” And when it came to making the water feature a reality, a joint venture selected by the National Park Service chose Fairfax, VA-based Harmony Ponds to do the fountain mechanical work. The memorial opened recently.

The memorial features two vertical walls, each with cascading water. It was Harmony’s job to make it all work — installing pumps, filters, controls and pipes necessary to circulate more than 1,000 gallons of water through the system. The equipment includes temperature sensors to keep water flowing in cold weather and a special ultraviolet sterilization system to clean the water with minimal use of chemicals. Harmony hid all of the infrastructure underground in tunnels.

“We’re very honored to have been chosen to do the fountain mechanical work on this great memorial,” said Harmony Ponds president Al Short. “This whole system is designed to work flawlessly with minimal intervention for more than 100 years – a high standard set by the National Park Service. We’re confident that our team has met and exceeded that standard.”

About Harmony Ponds, Inc.

Harmony Ponds is an award-winning design/build firm with more than 15 years of experience in the design and construction of ponds, fountains, waterfalls, streams, drainage ponds and related systems for commercial and residential clients throughout the greater Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., region. Harmony has built some of the region’s most artistic, dramatic and attention-getting water features for museums, churches, shopping malls, government and military facilities as well as residences. The company also works directly to help architects, landscapers and other professionals incorporate water features into their designs. Harmony also provides water quality services for storm-water management ponds, water handling systems and technology and year-round professional care of commercial and residential water features.

For more information call 703-978-2800 or visit www.harmonyponds.com.

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