The faucet is a neat feature on our boy and dog fetching water outdoor fountain w/LED light. It does not turn off the pump it simply stops the water from flowing out. Our clever outdoor fountain depicts a young boy fetching water in a bucket with his dog. The colors in this fountain include a metallic gray bucket held by a boy with metallic brass painted skin and patina blue clothing. The dog is painted mostly blue. The brilliant details in the wood post, and the ground they stand on are blended shades of brown and green. The faucet is a classic aged bronze color. Plus, there is a gray metallic spade shovel next to the boy's foot and brown "wooden" handle. Water flows from the faucet that actually controls the running water, down into the water pail and recirculates it with help from an electric pump. No plumbing is required, all you have to do is assemble, fill and plug in the fountain to a standard outdoor electrical outlet.