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Modern Water Fountains And Their Role in Public Health

Modern Water Fountains And Their Role in Public Health The 1st American city to pass a tax on sweet drinks was Berkley, California in February 2014. The objective is to get men and women drinking more water and other natural beverages by increasing the cost of soda and other sugar-sweetened drinks. Research was completed to ensure that people of all races and economic classes had access to clean, operating drinking fountains.Modern Water Fountains Role Public Health 757796263301842393.jpg By creating a mobile GPS application, analysts were able to get data on Berkley’s drinking water fountains. The US Census Community Study database was utilized to amass information pertaining to race and economic status in these locations. By cross-referencing the water fountain sites with the demographic facts, they were in a position to identify whether access to functioning fountains was class reliant. The research was able to determine the demographics of areas with water fountains, also noting whether the state of the fountains was greater or worse in lower class neighborhoods. The fact that the fountains were functioning was not a guarantee that they were well-maintained, considering quite a few were in need of maintenance and repair.

Where did Fountains Originate from?

Where did Fountains Originate from? The incredible construction of a fountain allows it to provide clean water or shoot water high into air for dramatic effect and it can also serve as an excellent design feature to enhance your home.

Pure practicality was the original role of fountains. Cities, towns and villages made use of nearby aqueducts or springs to supply them with potable water as well as water where they could bathe or wash. Used until the nineteenth century, in order for fountains to flow or shoot up into the air, their origin of water such as reservoirs or aqueducts, had to be higher than the water fountain in order to benefit from the power of gravity. Artists thought of fountains as wonderful additions to a living space, however, the fountains also served to supply clean water and celebrate the designer responsible for building it.Fountains Originate from? 9846097965.jpg Animals or heroes made of bronze or stone masks were often times used by Romans to decorate their fountains. Muslims and Moorish landscaping designers of the Middle Ages included fountains to re-create smaller models of the gardens of paradise. King Louis XIV of France wanted to demonstrate his dominion over nature by including fountains in the Gardens of Versailles. Seventeen and 18 century Popes sought to exalt their positions by adding decorative baroque-style fountains at the point where restored Roman aqueducts arrived into the city.

Urban fountains built at the end of the 19th century functioned only as decorative and celebratory ornaments since indoor plumbing provided the necessary drinking water. Fountains using mechanical pumps instead of gravity allowed fountains to provide recycled water into living spaces as well as create special water effects.

Nowadays, fountains adorn public areas and are used to recognize individuals or events and fill recreational and entertainment needs.

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