California's Outdoor Garden Fountain Research and Results

The first implementation of a soda tax in the US came in February 2014, when it was approved by the city of Berkley, California. The taxation is thought to minimize sugary drink intake and increase the consumption of healthier drinks, such as water from fountains. First, the city conducted research to evaluate whether residents had proper access to functioning drinking water fountains. p-680__88179.jpg The study utilized a GPS app to compile data on present water fountains in the city. Specialists then used US Census data to find out even more about the economic and racial elements that affected the city. The 2 data sets were compared to figure out what class disparities, if any, there were in access to working water fountains. Each water fountain and the demographics of its surrounding area were analyzed to reveal whether the site of the fountains or their standard of maintenance showed any link to income, race, or other factors. Many of the water fountains were unclean or blocked, despite the fact that the majority of fountains worked.

Water Features: A Fascination for Your Four-Legged Friends and Flying Visitors

Wildlife and pets are by nature drawn to bird feeders and water fountains. All birds need a place to drink, bathe and preen. Birds such as robins, thrushes, orioles, or warblers are normally attracted to the moving water of fountains. Many flying creatures delight in running water rather than of still water, thus making such outdoor features much more appealing than bowl shaped birdbaths. Birds can hear the trickling and splashing and are even more likely to come visit.

Dogs love fountains as they provide another place to drink water. During hot months of summer, cats and dogs will be outside searching for the absolute freshest water around. Consistently moving water is also going to require much less cleaning than a still bowl of water from a birdbath, which collects debris.

How Water Elements Add to Your Well-Being

Any space can be improved by the sights, sounds and improved air quality produced by outdoor fountains. They will make you happier, healthier and provide you a wonderful spot to gather with people you care about. In the end though, you will quite possibly experience certain benefits your fountain will give only to you. Perhaps it takes you back to a particular area you once visited. You might think back to someone special when you look at it. You could also turn into a monument to a special loved one. You will no doubt enjoy its benefits and elegance for a long time.

Chatsworth Gardens: The Revelation Garden Fountain

“Revelation,” the latest inclusion to the ornamental garden fountains of Chatsworth, was planned by well-known British sculptor Angela Conner.

In celebration of the Queen’s 80th birthday celebration, she was commissioned by the late 11th Duke of Devonshire to produce a limited edition bust of Queen Elizabeth made of brass and steel in 2004. In 1999 Revelation was mounted in Jack Pond, one of Chatsworth’s first ponds. It takes on the configuration of four big petals crafted from metal which open and closes with the water flow, alternately camouflaging and exposing a golden globe at the sculpture’s center. A steel globe decorated with gold dust was included in the sculpture, which rests five meters in height and five meters wide. This latest fountain is an intriguing and innovative addition to the Gardens of Chatsworth, unique in that the movement of the petals is completely powered by water.

The Globe's Most Amazing Water Showpieces

Located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the King Fahd Fountain (1985) is the highest continually-functioning fountain in the world. The water reaches the astonishing height of 260 meters (853 feet) above the Red Sea.

Coming in second is the World Cup Fountain located in the Han-Gang River in Seoul, Korea (2002) with water blasting 202 meters (663 feet).

Occupying third place is the Gateway Geyser (1995), situated near the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri. With water reaching 192 meters (630 feet) in the air, this water fountain is the tallest in the United States.

Next is Port Fountain (2006) in Karachi, Pakistan, where the water jets 190 meters (620 feet) high.

Number 4 is Water at Fountain Park (1970) situated in Fountain Hills, Arizona - it can reach up to 171 meters (561 feet) when all three pumps are working, even though it typically only hits up to 91 meters (300 feet).

The Dubai Fountain which made its debut in 2009 is located next to highest building worldwide, the famous Burj Khalifa. The fountain shoots water up to 73 meters (240 feet) and performs once every half hour to pre-recorded music - and even has extreme shooters, not used in every show, which reach up to 150 meters (490 feet).

Jetting water up to 147 meters (482 feet) high, the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet (1970) in Canberra, Australia, comes in 7th.

And finally comes the Jet d'eau, in Geneva (1951) which measures 140 meters (460 feet) in height.


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