The Jet d'Eau is a huge fountain in Geneva, Switzerland, and is one of the town's maximum well-known landmarks, being featured at the city's professional tourism website online and at the legit brand for Geneva's web hosting of the 2008 UEFA Championships. Situated at the point in which Lake Geneva empties into the Rhone, it's far visible for the duration of the city and from the air, even when flying over Geneva at an altitude of 10 kilometres.
500 litres of water in keeping with 2nd are jetted to an altitude of 140 metres by using two 500 kW pumps, running at 2,400 V, ingesting one megawatt of power. The water leaves the ten centimetres nozzle at a velocity of 200 kilometres consistent with hour. At any given second, there are approximately 7,000 litres of water in the air.
Unsuspecting site visitors to the fountain—which can be reached through a stone jetty from the left bank of the lake—can be surprised to find themselves soaking wet after a slight alternate in wind direction. The first Jet d'Eau become set up in 1886 at the Usine de l. A. Coulouvreniere, a bit further downstream from its gift place. It changed into used as a protection valve for a hydraulic strength community and could reach a height of approximately 30 metres.