The soft splash of a fountain brings life and motion to the backyard. Fountains were originally of a purely functional purpose connecting to springs and used to provide drinking water and water for bathing and washing to the residents of cities, towns and villages. Until the 19th century fountains depended on the natural gravitational flow of water in order to function. Today outdoor fountains provide a way to add ambience that plants and flowers can’t. A fountain might add beauty, drama, serenity, or romance, but it most definitely provides a focal point. Fountains give a space action, movement and sound.