Water Features
Lincoln Missouri

Acqua Vergine: The Solution to Rome's Water Challenges

Aqua Anio Vetus, the first raised aqueduct built in Rome, started out supplying the individuals living in the hills with water in 273 BC, although they had depended on natural springs up till then. When aqueducts or springs weren’t accessible, people dwelling at raised elevations turned to water removed from underground or rainwater, which was made available by wells and cisterns.Acqua Vergine: Solution Rome's Water Challenges 076390034910305.jpg From the early sixteenth century, water was routed to Pincian Hill via the subterranean channel of Acqua Vergine. During its original building and construction, pozzi (or manholes) were positioned at set intervals along the aqueduct’s channel. Whilst these manholes were developed to make it less difficult to manage the aqueduct, it was also possible to use buckets to pull water from the channel, which was exercised by Cardinal Marcello Crescenzi from the time he bought the property in 1543 to his passing in 1552. Apparently, the rainwater cistern on his property wasn’t adequate to fulfill his needs. To give himself with a more effective means to obtain water, he had one of the manholes opened up, providing him access to the aqueduct below his property.Setting Wall Fountain Smaller Yards 076390034910305.jpg

Setting up a Wall Fountain In Smaller Yards

Since water makes a reflection, small spaces will appear larger. Dark materials increase the refractive properties of a fountain or water feature. Use underwater lights, which come in many different designs and colors, to show off your new feature at night. The sun is essential to power eco-lights during the day time while underwater lights are great for night use. Natural therapies use them because they exude a soothing effect which helps to relieve stress as well as anxiety.

The vegetation in your yard is a very good spot to fit in your water feature. Your pond, man-made river, or fountain is the perfect feature to draw people’s interest. Small verandas or large gardens is the perfect place to put in a water feature. The best way to improve the atmosphere, position it in a good place and use the right accompaniments.

Where did Landscape Fountains Come From?

A fountain, an amazing piece of engineering, not only supplies drinking water as it pours into a basin, it can also propel water high into the air for a noteworthy effect.

Pure practicality was the original purpose 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. Until the late 19th, century most water fountains operated using the force of gravity to allow water to flow or jet into the air, therefore, they needed a supply of water such as a reservoir or aqueduct located higher than the fountain. Fountains were an optimal source of water, and also served to adorn living areas and celebrate the artist. Animals or heroes made of bronze or stone masks were often times used by Romans to decorate their fountains. During the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden designers included fountains in their designs to mimic the gardens of paradise.Landscape Fountains Come From? 057862912369871468.jpg To show his prominence over nature, French King Louis XIV included fountains in the Garden of Versailles. Seventeen and 18 century Popes sought to exalt their positions by adding beautiful baroque-style fountains at the point where restored Roman aqueducts arrived into the city.

Indoor plumbing became the main source of water by the end of the 19th century thereby restricting urban fountains to mere decorative elements. Fountains using mechanical pumps instead of gravity allowed fountains to deliver recycled water into living spaces as well as create unique water effects.

Decorating city parks, honoring people or events and entertaining, are some of the functions of modern-day fountains.