Tips for Picking the Ideal Water Element for Your Needs

When you are choosing a water fountain, be sure to give some thought to where you will place it. 2211_12704__58422.jpg Any high-traffic locations such as driveways, entryways, or roundabouts are ideal spots to install one.

There are models such as wall fountains made expressly to be positioned against a flat surface. To install one against a wall, look for a bar or hook on the back made precisely for this purpose. Such fountains are unstable on their own, therefore, be certain to secure it right away so that it does not fall over as a result of weather conditions, animals or other natural occurrences.

Anywhere people come together to sit and enjoy the fresh air is great for another option, a garden sculpture style.

Explore the World’s Biggest Water Fountains

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia has the highest continuously- running water fountain known as the King Fahd Fountain (1985). It spouts out water reaching 260 meters (853 feet) above the Red Sea.

Coming in 2nd 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), located near the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri. This fountain is regarded as the tallest in the U.S. with water reaching up to 192 meters (630 feet).

Next is the fountain located in Karachi, Pakistan (Port Fountain) which shoots water up to 190 meters (620 feet) in height.

Fountain Park in Fountain Hills, Arizona is number 4: it can jet water 171 meters (561 feet) high when the three pumps operate at full capacity, it is usually limited to 91 meters (300 feet).

The Dubai Fountain was opened in 2009 next to Burj Khalifa - the world's tallest building.

It performs every 1/2 hour to previously recorded songs and propels water up to 73 meters (240 feet) in height -it also has built in extreme shooters, though only used during special events, which reach 150 meters (490 feet) in height.

Making it in the top 8 is the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet in Canberra (1970) which measures 147 meters (482 feet).

And at #8, we have the the Jet d'eau, in Geneva (1951), measuring 140 meters (460 feet).

Tiered Water Fountains for your Outdoor Space

For a long time now, multi-tiered fountains have been common, especially in gardens. You can see many of these fountains in Italy, Spain, and other Southern European nations. The courtyards of buildings and public squares are just two the areas you might see one. All tiered fountains are alluring, although some have much more elaborate carvings than others.

Any area can be enhanced with one, although a more traditional setting is sometimes more suitable. If done correctly, anyone seeing the fountain will assume it has been there for many years.

Free Drinking Fountains Around Berkley, Ca

The 1st US city to implement a tax on sugary drinks was Berkley, California in February 2014. The taxation is supposed to decrease sugary drink consumption and boost the consumption of healthier drinks, like water from fountains. Research was conducted to ensure that citizens of all races and economic classes had access to clean, operating drinking fountains. The study utilized a GPS app to compile data on present water fountains in the city. This information was cross-referenced with demographic information on race and income obtained from the US Census Community Study database. Comparisons were made between the location and demographic data, showing whether class differences affected availability to clean, functional water fountains. The evaluation was able to identify the demographics of areas with water fountains, also observing whether the condition of the fountains was greater or inferior in lower class neighborhoods. The cleanliness of many fountains was found poor, even if most were operating.

The Dazzling Cascade Fountain at Chatsworth

The Cascade garden fountain creates a dazzling centerpiece to the landscape and is located at the rear of Chatsworth House. Twenty-four irregularly spaced stone steps in a series run along 200 yards in the direction of the house and down the hillside. The Cascade is based on a 17th century French design and is totally gravity fed as well. In 1696, this water fountain was created for the original Duke of Devonshire and has been kept unaltered ever since that time. At the peak of the fountain, from which water flows downward, rests the Cascade House. A small building, the house is decorated on the outside with marine creatures in bas-relief. Before continuing down the Cascade, on special occasions water pressure to the Cascade can easily be boosted, causing the Cascade House to become part of the Cascade display, as water flows through conduits on its roof and from the mouths of its carved sea creatures. The music of the water cascading differs as it goes down the Cascades, offering a great and relaxing accompaniment to a saunter through the gardens and created by the small variation of every step. In 2004, Chatsworth's Cascade was named the best water feature in England.


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