Water Transport Solutions in Historic Rome

Prior to 273, when the very first elevated aqueduct, Aqua Anio Vetus, was constructed in Rome, inhabitants who dwelled on hills had to journey further down to collect their water from natural sources.Water Transport Solutions Historic Rome 207025070414862650.jpg Throughout this time period, there were only two other systems capable of delivering water to higher areas, subterranean wells and cisterns, which amassed rainwater. In the early sixteenth century, the city began to make use of the water that flowed below ground through Acqua Vergine to furnish water to Pincian Hill. Throughout the time of its original building and construction, pozzi (or manholes) were situated at set intervals alongside the aqueduct’s channel. The manholes made it less demanding to thoroughly clean the channel, but it was also possible to use buckets to remove water from the aqueduct, as we discovered with Cardinal Marcello Crescenzi when he owned the property from 1543 to 1552, the year he passed away. The cistern he had made to collect rainwater wasn’t satisfactory to meet his water requirements. Through an orifice to the aqueduct that ran underneath his property, he was set to meet his water needs.

Your Patio: A Great Spot for a Wall Fountain

A good way to enhance the appeal of your outdoor living area is to add a wall water feature or an exterior garden fountain to your landscaping or garden layout. Historical fountains and water features have sparked the notice of contemporary designers as well as fountain manufacturers. Therefore, in order to connect your home to earlier times, include one these in your home decor. Among the many properties of these beautiful garden water features is the water and moisture they release into the air which attracts birds and other wild life as well as helps to balance the ecosystem. Flying, bothersome insects, for instance, are frightened off by the birds congregating near the fountain or birdbath.

Wall fountains are a good option if your yard is small because they do not need much space as compared to a spouting or cascading fountain. You can choose to set up a stand-alone fountain with a flat back and an attached basin propped against a fence or wall in your backyard, or a wall-mounted type which is self-contained and suspended from a wall.Patio: Great Spot Wall Fountain 076390034910305.jpg Adding a fountain to an existing wall requires that you add a fountain mask as well as a basin at the bottom to gather the water. Be sure to work with a professional for this type of job since it is better not to do it yourself due to the intricate plumbing and masonry work required.