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California's Garden Fountain Research and Results

California's Garden Fountain Research and Results The first implementation of a sugary drinks tax in the USA came in February 2014, when it was passed by the city of Berkley, California. The taxation is intended to lower sugary drink intake and boost the consumption of healthier beverages, including water from fountains. Attempts were made to find out the condition of local drinking water fountains in both high- and low-income neighborhoods. Facts on the city’s drinking water fountains were developed using a GPS created exclusively for the research. This info was cross-referenced with demographic information on race and income obtained from the US Census Community Study database. Comparisons were made amongst the location and demographic data, showing whether class differences affected availability to clean, functional water fountains. They were in a position to determine the demographics of locations surrounding established fountains, as well as the tidiness and maintenance of fountains across different areas. The fact that the fountains were working was not a guarantee that they were well-maintained, since quite a few were in need of cleaning and repair.

Where did Landscape Fountains Begin?

Where did Landscape Fountains Begin? The dramatic or decorative effect of a fountain is just one of the purposes it fulfills, as well as delivering drinking water and adding a decorative touch to your property.

Originally, fountains only served a practical purpose. People in cities, towns and villages received their drinking water, as well as water to bathe and wash, from aqueducts or springs nearby. Up to the late 19th century, water fountains had to be near an aqueduct or reservoir and more elevated than the fountain so that gravity could make the water flow downwards or jet high into the air.Landscape Fountains Begin? 05760363.jpg Fountains were not only used as a water source for drinking water, but also to decorate homes and celebrate the designer who created it. The main components used by the Romans to create their fountains were bronze or stone masks, mostly depicting animals or heroes. Muslims and Moorish landscaping designers of the Middle Ages included fountains to re-create smaller versions of the gardens of paradise. To demonstrate his dominance over nature, French King Louis XIV included fountains in the Garden of Versailles. The Popes of the 17th and 18th centuries were extolled with baroque style fountains made to mark the arrival points of Roman aqueducts.

Indoor plumbing became the main source of water by the end of the 19th century thereby limiting urban fountains to mere decorative elements. The introduction of unique water effects and the recycling of water were 2 things made possible by replacing gravity with mechanical pumps.

Contemporary fountains are used to adorn public spaces, honor individuals or events, and enhance recreational and entertainment events.

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