California's Outdoor Garden Fountain Analysis and Results

In February 2014, a levy on sugar-sweetened beverages was passed in Berkley, CA, making it the first city in the United States to bring in such a regulation. By taxing sugary drinks, the city hopes to encourage a lot more people to choose healthier options, such as water. Research was performed to find out the status of local drinking water fountains and whether people from other racial or economic backgrounds had less access to them. Via information gathered by a mobile GPS app, experts were able to determine the condition of active water fountains in Berkley. Specialists then used US Census data to find out more about the economic and racial elements that impacted the city. c_109__08491.jpg The professionals looked to use both data sets to figure out if demographics were connected to drinking water fountain access. The analysis was able to pinpoint the demographics of areas with water fountains, also noting whether the state of the fountains was greater or inferior in lower class neighborhoods. While the bulk of the fountains were in working order, an astonishing number were found to be in a poor state of repairs.

Boost Enterprise with a Fountain in Your Workplace

Most customers value water fountains. A business or store with a beautiful water fountain in its entrance will entice customers and distinguish them from the competition. Having a visible water feature outside stores such as yoga studios, bookstores, coffee shops, salons can a great impact on business. For businesses where people like to hang out outdoors, a water fountain can provide a soothing environment. Bars or a restaurants that include a water feature will be appealing to those who are looking for a romantic setting.

Why Your Your Furry Friends and Visiting Birds Enjoy Water Fountains

Anyone who has bird feeders knows that outdoor water features bring in wildlife. All birds need somewhere to drink, bathe and preen.

Robins, thrushes, orioles and warblers, though not attracted to bird feeders, are instead drawn to the movement of water created by fountains. Many flying creatures delight in running water instead of still water, thus making such outdoor features much more appealing than bowl shaped birdbaths. Birds are highly attracted to the trickling and splashing sounds produced.

Dogs are attracted to fountains because they offer refreshing water to drink. Hot days cause dogs and cats to anxiously look for the freshest water around. Fountains generally require little cleaning due to their constantly streaming water, whereas birdbaths need to be regularly maintained because they easily collect debris.

The Appeal of Multi-Tiered Fountains

Fountains with multiple levels can be seen just about anywhere and have been displayed in gardens for many years. The nations in the southern portion of Europe tend to have a lot of these types of fountains. While they can be located anywhere, they are most typical in the center of building complexes and in popular areas where people get together. While some multi-level fountains have sophisticated designs including sculptures or artwork, others are very simple.

Any area can be embellished with one, even though a more traditional setting is sometimes more suitable. If done right, anyone seeing the fountain will assume it has been there forever.

The Best Way to Install a Wall Water Fountain

Make any room much better with a wall fountain. The calming sound of the waterfall will de-stress and sooth. People tend to hang wall fountains in any space where folks meet, but most commonly in entryways. How to install one varies a bit depending on the model, but there are some general instructions that apply to all of them. Be sure that all the various components are used in assembling it. Once you attach the base and the top you will then need to attach the pump and the tubing. Do not forget to review the instructions before getting started in order to avert mistakes. The assembly work is quite simple to understand. That said, there can be small differences depending on what style you have. The easiest way to ensure it is positioned correctly is to recruit another person to hold it where you want it while you mark the wall. To facilitate a straight line, use a level. Mark the position where you want the very top of the wall fountain as well as the bottom. Wall features can be installed in more than one way. You will find slots on the back side of the wall fountain which can be hung directly onto the screws. Alternatively, you might want to affix brackets to the wall and use those. The second option is best, especially for heavier wall fountains. Determine where the brackets will be and then mark the appropriate location on the wall. Use a drill to make the pilot holes on the wall for the drywall anchors. Insert the anchors in the wall with a hammer. Hold the brackets in position on the wall and use a portable drill or screwdriver to attach them. Hang your wall fountain by securing it onto the brackets. Make sure that it is perfectly aligned and not loose. When you are confident the unit is secure, add water. Use sufficient water so that the pump is completely covered. Plug the pump into the wall and watch the water begin to circulate. The water basin should be filled to around one inch below the top end. Note that it will overflow when not pumping if you fill it to the very top. Anytime the water is not being pumped, it all settles at the bottom causing the water level to rise. The water will overflow and cause property damage if your wall fountain is too full.


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