As communities are created, there is a desire for water to play a role in how people interface between public and private spaces. The concept of community garden spaces and recreational areas are tied with water on every level. The public pool and spa, or park interactive water features are essential components to the concept of community. This development requires technical resources and abilities that allow for competent design of features that are beautiful and have a longevity, which is essential to a public forum.

A major component to public water is the attention to safety and liability within the design. Understanding Codes and Regulations is critical for a responsible design of community living spaces. This framework of governing laws should be seen as a positive aspect to public space for everyone’s safety.