Seb - January 4, 2023
Le Jet d’Eau de Genève is one of the most famous city’s attractions. Historically, the first jet d’eau was built in 1886 to evacuate the over pressure of the Coulouvrenière hydraulic station used to feed the city with water and using the water power for the industry. Because the needs were fewer during the night, the over pressure had to be evacuated. Which conducted to the first jet d’eau, 30 meters high.
In 1891, the city of Geneva decided to recreate le jet d’eau in the Eau-Vives neighborhood more as a touristic attraction than an actual infrastructure equipment. The new water jet could attain 90 meters. It was also able to switch colors thanks to a specific lighting.