The Earliest Documented Public Water Features of Human History

twf102__25055.jpg Towns and communities depended on working water fountains to funnel water for preparing food, bathing, and cleaning up from nearby sources like ponds, streams, or springs. A supply of water higher in elevation than the fountain was needed to pressurize the flow and send water spraying from the fountain's spout, a system without equal until the later half of the nineteenth century. Inspiring and spectacular, large water fountains have been crafted as monuments in nearly all cultures. The common fountains of today bear little likeness to the first water fountains. Uncomplicated stone basins crafted from local material were the first fountains, used for religious functions and drinking water. Natural stone basins are believed to have been first used around 2000 BC. The first fountains used in ancient civilizations depended on gravity to manipulate the circulation of water through the fountain. The placement of the fountains was determined by the water source, which is why you’ll commonly find them along aqueducts, canals, or rivers. Fountains with embellished Gods, mythological monsters, and animals began to appear in Rome in about 6 BC, made from stone and bronze. The impressive aqueducts of Rome furnished water to the spectacular public fountains, most of which you can travel to today.

Can Fountains Help Purify The Air?

If what you are after is to breathe life into an otherwise uninspiring ambiance, an indoor wall fountain can be the solution. Your eyes, your ears and your well-being can be favorably influenced by including this kind of indoor feature in your house. If you doubt the benefits of water fountains, just look at the science supporting this idea. Water features generally produce negative ions which are then balanced out by the positive ions created by the latest conveniences. Beneficial changes to both your mental and physical well-being take place when the negative ions are overpowered by the positive ions. The increased serotonin levels arising from these types of features make people more aware, serene and energized. Indoor wall fountains {generate negative ions which serve to heighten your mood and remove air pollutants. Water features also help in eliminating allergens, pollutants among other types of irritants. Lastly, the dust particles and micro-organisms present in the air inside your house are absorbed by water fountains leading to better overall wellness.