TRY, TRY AGAIN: A man works on the fountain outside of Santa Monica City Hall on Monday. (Daniel Archuleta daniela@smdp.com)

TRY, TRY AGAIN: A man works on the fountain outside of Santa Monica City Hall on Monday. (Daniel Archuleta daniela@smdp.com)

A month after calling the fountain in Ken Genser Square fully functional, City Hall announced Monday a two-month construction project to make repairs to the controversial structure.

W.E. O’Neil Construction, which was scheduled to begin the project Monday, will apply coating to the structure’s base, waterproof its bubblers and add seams to prevent cracking.

The company will work at no extra cost to City Hall, which spent $42.3 million on the fountain, Ken Genser Square and Tongva Park.

Since July, the Daily Press has reported leakage problems with the structure.

The last repairs were completed in October, when W.E. O’Neil and designer Fluidity worked to fix a leak at the feature’s base.

Construction fences will surround the fountain until Jan. 27, when the project is scheduled for completion.

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