The concrete work was done at a contractor building supply store in the southern city of San Fernando.
It cost $200,000.
Construction on the fountain, which opened in February, has been delayed by a water main break.
The contractor is an independent contractor that builds, installs and maintains water pipes for private, public and state water projects.
It did not respond to requests for comment.
The fountain is one of several public works projects that the government is taking on for the drought.
The first was the San Fernando Water and Sewerage District’s $7 billion project to fix a sewer pipe that was broken in November.
The second was a $5.7 billion watermain replacement project for a sewage treatment plant in San Fernando, California.
The third was a sewer replacement project in the state capital city of Sacramento.
The watermain project is being done in partnership with the Los Angeles-based Public Utilities Commission (PUC), which manages water supplies for the state.
It is expected to be finished by the end of April.