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Rome’s Ingenious Water Delivery Solutions

Aqua Anio Vetus, the first raised aqueduct built in Rome, began delivering the people living in the hills with water in 273 BC, although they had counted on natural springs up until then. When aqueducts or springs weren’t easily accessible, people living at greater elevations turned to water taken from underground or rainwater, which was made possible by wells and cisterns. To provide water to Pincian Hill in the early 16th century, they applied the new tactic of redirecting the stream from the Acqua Vergine aqueduct’s underground network. The aqueduct’s channel was made reachable by pozzi, or manholes, that were situated along its length when it was first designed. During the roughly nine years he possessed the property, from 1543 to 1552, Cardinal Marcello Crescenzi used these manholes to take water from the channel in containers, though they were originally designed for the goal of cleaning and servicing the aqueduct. It appears that, the rainwater cistern on his property wasn’t enough to fulfill his needs. By using an opening to the aqueduct that flowed below his property, he was able to satisfy his water demands.

What Are Garden Fountains Crafted From?

Garden fountains today are typically made from metal, although you can find them in other materials too. Metallic ones offer clean lines and unique sculptural accents and can accommodate nearly any decorative style and budget. The interior design of your house should establish the look and feel of your yard and garden as well.

A prevalent choice today is copper, and it is used in the designing of many sculptural garden fountains. Copper fountains are the ideal choice because they are perfect for the inside and outside.Garden Fountains Crafted From? 69034733683874.jpg Another advantage of copper fountains is they are flexible and come in a wide assortment of styles.

If you are drawn to more conventional -looking water fountains, brass is probably the best option for you. Although it is not the most stylish, the creatures and sculptural features you find on fountains are mostly made of brass, thus making them very popular.

Probably the most cutting-edge of all metals is stainless steel. A contemporary steel design will quickly boost the value of your garden as well as the feeling of serenity. As with any type of fountain, they are available in many sizes.

For people who want the appearance of a metal fountain but prefer a lighter weight and more affordable option, fiberglass is the answer. Caring for a fiberglass water fountain is fairly easy, another benefit that consumers seek.Many Good Reasons Add Water Feature 731559862194.jpg

The Many Good Reasons to Add a Water Feature

A great way to enhance the look of your outdoor living area is to add a wall fountain or an exterior garden fountain to your landscaping or garden design. Any number of present-day designers and fountain artisans have found ideas in the fountains and water features of the past. You can also reinforce the connection to the past by adding one of these to your home's interior design. 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. Birds drawn to a fountain or bird bath often scare away irksome flying pests, for instance.

Wall fountains are a good option if your yard is small because they do not require much space as compared to a spouting or cascading fountain. You can choose to put in a stand-alone fountain with a flat back and an connected basin propped against a fence or wall in your backyard, or a wall-mounted type which is self-contained and hung from a wall. Adding a fountain to an existent wall requires that you add a fountain mask as well as a basin at the bottom to gather the water. Since the plumbing and masonry work is substantial to complete this type of job, you should hire a professional to do it rather than attempt to do it alone.