Water Fountains | Drinking Fountains

Water fountains, or drinking fountains, are fixtures designed to provide users with easy on-demand access to drinking water. Typically seen in public places like parks, schools, offices, and shopping centers, drinking fountains make potable water readily available whenever necessary. Water fountains are comprised of a a tap connected to a stream of water and a basin for collecting overflow.

How do drinking fountains work?

Drinking fountains work through a simple system. First, the water comes from the main water system and is pressurized until it is released. Once the drinking fountain’s valve is pressed, the water is released to flow out. When the valve is let go, a water seal stops the water flow. A water filter can also be added if desired.


Who invented the water fountain?


The modern water fountain that we know today was invented and manufactured in the early 1900s by Halsey Willard Taylor for the Halsey Taylor Company and Luther Haws for the Haws Sanitary Drinking Faucet Company. Both companies changed how water is served in public places, and are essential to ensure access to clean and safe drinking water.

How do you clean a water fountain?

A water fountain should be cleaned regularly as they are used by hundreds of people every day. Begin by cleaning the mouthpiece by using disinfectant and a brush and then rising the area with water. Clean the rest of the fountain with a damp cloth. A drinking fountain should be descaled once it has hard water build up.

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Water Fountains

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55” | 139.7 cm
12.6” | 32 cm
12.6” | 32 cm
31 lb | 14.1 kg
Brio Top-Load Water Cooler
139.700
32.000
32.000
14.100
200
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Brio Top-Load Water Cooler3D model of the Brio Essential Series Top-Load Water Cooler viewed in perspective3D model of the Brio Essential Series Top-Load Water Cooler viewed in perspective
20.375” | 51.8 cm
38.5” | 97.8 cm
19.375” | 49.2 cm
42 lb | 19.1 kg
Elkay Bi-Level Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain
51.800
97.800
49.200
19.100
40
https://p3d.in/e/iUZ7a
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Elkay Bi-Level Wall Mounted Drinking FountainView of the Elkay Bi-Level Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain in 3D available for downloadView of the Elkay Bi-Level Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain in 3D available for download
42.5” | 108 cm
32.6875” | 83 cm
11” | 28 cm
175 lb | 79.4 kg
Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain - ADA
108.000
83.000
28.000
79.400
1400
https://p3d.in/e/VdDjF
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Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain - ADAPerspective view of a 3D model of the Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain (ADA)Perspective view of a 3D model of the Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain (ADA)
42.5” | 108 cm
32.6875” | 83 cm
11” | 28 cm
175 lb | 79.4 kg
Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain - Junior ADA
108.000
83.000
28.000
79.400
1400
https://p3d.in/e/8xTnJ
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Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain - Junior ADA3D model of the Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain (Junior ADA) viewed in perspective3D model of the Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain (Junior ADA) viewed in perspective
42.5” | 108 cm
29.25” | 74.3 cm
11” | 28 cm
175 lb | 79.4 kg
Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain - Pet
108.000
74.300
28.000
79.400
1900
https://p3d.in/e/5Hf9U
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Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain - PetView of the Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain (Pet) in 3D available for downloadView of the Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain (Pet) in 3D available for download
13.5” | 34.3 cm
31.75” | 80.6 cm
19” | 48.3 cm
180 lb | 81.6 kg
Willoughby Double Outdoor Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain
34.300
80.600
48.300
81.600
900
https://p3d.in/e/MEyXr
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Willoughby Double Outdoor Wall Mounted Drinking FountainPerspective view of a 3D model of the Willoughby Double Outdoor Wall Mounted Drinking FountainPerspective view of a 3D model of the Willoughby Double Outdoor Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain
42.25” | 107.3 cm
11” | 28 cm
11” | 28 cm
125 lb | 56.7 kg
Willoughby Single Outdoor Drinking Fountain
107.300
28.000
28.000
56.700
900
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Willoughby Single Outdoor Drinking Fountain3D model of the Willoughby Single Outdoor Drinking Fountain viewed in perspective3D model of the Willoughby Single Outdoor Drinking Fountain viewed in perspective
42.25” | 107.3 cm
31” | 78.7 cm
11” | 28 cm
150 lb | 68 kg
Willoughby Single Outdoor Drinking Fountain - ADA
107.300
78.700
28.000
68.000
1400
https://p3d.in/e/jMpXY
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Willoughby Single Outdoor Drinking Fountain - ADAView of the Willoughby Single Outdoor Drinking Fountain (ADA) in 3D available for downloadView of the Willoughby Single Outdoor Drinking Fountain (ADA) in 3D available for download
8.125” | 20.6 cm
15.875” | 40.3 cm
14.5” | 36.8 cm
50 lb | 22.7 kg
Willoughby Single Outdoor Drinking Fountain - Pet
20.600
40.300
36.800
22.700
1900
https://p3d.in/e/MrCqI
3D
Willoughby Single Outdoor Drinking Fountain - PetPerspective view of a 3D model of the Willoughby Single Outdoor Drinking Fountain (Pet)Perspective view of a 3D model of the Willoughby Single Outdoor Drinking Fountain (Pet)
8.625” | 21.9 cm
11” | 28 cm
20.875” | 53 cm
90 lb | 40.8 kg
Willoughby Single Outdoor Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain
21.900
28.000
53.000
40.800
900
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Willoughby Single Outdoor Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain3D model of the Willoughby Single Outdoor Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain viewed in perspective3D model of the Willoughby Single Outdoor Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain viewed in perspective
42.5” | 108 cm
51” | 129.5 cm
11” | 28 cm
230 lb | 104.3 kg
Willoughby Triple Outdoor Drinking Fountain - ADA
108.000
129.500
28.000
104.300
1400
https://p3d.in/e/BmGiE
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Willoughby Triple Outdoor Drinking Fountain - ADAView of the Willoughby Triple Outdoor Drinking Fountain (ADA) in 3D available for downloadView of the Willoughby Triple Outdoor Drinking Fountain (ADA) in 3D available for download
42.5” | 108 cm
47.5” | 121 cm
11” | 28 cm
230 lb | 104.3 kg
Willoughby Triple Outdoor Drinking Fountain - Pet ADA
108.000
121.000
28.000
104.300
2400
https://p3d.in/e/bTXtG
3D
Willoughby Triple Outdoor Drinking Fountain - Pet ADAPerspective view of a 3D model of the Willoughby Triple Outdoor Drinking Fountain (Pet ADA)Perspective view of a 3D model of the Willoughby Triple Outdoor Drinking Fountain (Pet ADA)
42.5” | 108 cm
47.5” | 121 cm
11” | 28 cm
230 lb | 104.3 kg
Willoughby Triple Outdoor Drinking Fountain - Pet Junior ADA
108.000
121.000
28.000
104.300
2400
https://p3d.in/e/CKTKb
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Willoughby Triple Outdoor Drinking Fountain - Pet Junior ADA3D model of the Willoughby Triple Outdoor Drinking Fountain (Pet Junior ADA) viewed in perspective3D model of the Willoughby Triple Outdoor Drinking Fountain (Pet Junior ADA) viewed in perspective
Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain - Junior ADA

The Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain is a water fountain fit for both parks and recreational settings. It is tamper-resistant and fit for different users as it has 2 bowls. One bowl meets the standard ADA requirement and the other is Child ADA compliant. The drinking fountain is available in Willoughby’s standard colors.

The Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain (Junior ADA) has an overall height of 42.5” (108 cm), width of 32.6875” (83 cm), and depth of 11” (28 cm). Assuming correct installation above the finished surface, the Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain (Junior ADA) will meet Junior ADA compliance.

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain (Junior ADA)
The Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain is a water fountain fit for both parks and recreational settings. It is tamper-resistant and fit for different users as it has 2 bowls. One bowl meets the standard ADA requirement and the other is Child ADA compliant.

The Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain (Junior ADA) has an overall height of 42.5” (108 cm), width of 32.6875” (83 cm), and depth of 11” (28 cm). Assuming correct installation above the finished surface, the Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain (Junior ADA) will meet Junior ADA compliance.

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain (Junior ADA)
Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain - Junior ADA
Height:
42.5” | 108 cm
Width:
32.6875” | 83 cm
Length:
Depth:
11” | 28 cm
Weight:
175 lb | 79.4 kg
Area:

Type: Free Standing

ADA Compliant: Junior ADA

Materials
Stainless Steel
Designer
Willoughby

Drawings include:
Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain (Junior ADA) front elevation, side, plan

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Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain - Pet

The Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain is appropriate for public parks and recreational areas. The water fountain features 2 bowls - one in the standard ADA compliant height and the other is mounted at a pet height. The outdoor drinking fountain is tamper-resistant and available in Willoughby’s standard colors.

The Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain (Pet) has an overall height of 42.5” (108 cm), width of 29.25” (74.3 cm), and depth of 11” (28 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain (Pet) with overall dimensions
The Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain is appropriate for public parks and recreational areas. The water fountain features 2 bowls - one in the standard ADA compliant height and the other is mounted at a pet height. The fountain is tamper-resistant and available in standard colors.

The Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain (Pet) has an overall height of 42.5” (108 cm), width of 29.25” (74.3 cm), and depth of 11” (28 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain (Pet) with overall dimensions
Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain - Pet
Height:
42.5” | 108 cm
Width:
29.25” | 74.3 cm
Length:
Depth:
11” | 28 cm
Weight:
175 lb | 79.4 kg
Area:

Type: Free Standing

Materials
Stainless Steel
Designer
Willoughby

Drawings include:
Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain (Pet) front elevation, side, plan

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Willoughby Single Outdoor Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain

The Willoughby Single Outdoor Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain is appropriate for use in parks and recreational settings. The water fountain is made for a single user and can be made Adult ADA or Child ADA compliant according to its mounted height. The drinking fountain is available in Willoughby’s standard colors.

The Willoughby Single Outdoor Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain has an overall height of 8.625” (21.9 cm), width of 11” (28 cm), and depth of 20.875” (53 cm). If mounted appropriately based on ADA requirements, the Willoughby Single Outdoor Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain can meet ADA compliance.

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Willoughby Single Outdoor Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain with height, width and depth
The Willoughby Single Outdoor Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain is appropriate for use in parks and recreational settings. The water fountain is made for a single user and can be made Adult ADA or Child ADA compliant according to its mounted height.

The Willoughby Single Outdoor Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain has an overall height of 8.625” (21.9 cm), width of 11” (28 cm), and depth of 20.875” (53 cm). If mounted appropriately based on ADA requirements, the Willoughby Single Outdoor Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain can meet ADA compliance.

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Willoughby Single Outdoor Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain with height, width and depth
Willoughby Single Outdoor Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain
Height:
8.625” | 21.9 cm
Width:
11” | 28 cm
Length:
Depth:
20.875” | 53 cm
Weight:
90 lb | 40.8 kg
Area:

Type: Wall Mounted

ADA Compliant: Yes (If ADA Mounted)

Materials
Stainless Steel
Designer
Willoughby

Drawings include:
Willoughby Single Outdoor Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain front elevation, side, plan

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Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain - ADA

The Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking fountain is suitable for parks and recreational environments. It has 2 stainless steel bowls at different levels for multiple users. The bowl mounted at the side of the drinking fountain meets ADA standards. The water fountain is tamper-resistant and is available in Willoughby’s standard colors.

The Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain (ADA) has an overall height of 42.5” (108 cm), width of 32.6875” (83 cm), and depth of 11” (28 cm). Assuming correct installation above the finished surface, the Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain (ADA) will meet ADA compliance.

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain (ADA) labeled with height, width and depth
The Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking fountain is suitable for parks and recreational spaces. It has 2 stainless steel bowls at different levels for multiple users with a bowl mounted at the side that meets ADA standards. The fountain is tamper-resistant and available in standard colors.

The Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain (ADA) has an overall height of 42.5” (108 cm), width of 32.6875” (83 cm), and depth of 11” (28 cm). Assuming correct installation above the finished surface, the Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain (ADA) will meet ADA compliance.

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain (ADA) labeled with height, width and depth
Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain - ADA
Height:
42.5” | 108 cm
Width:
32.6875” | 83 cm
Length:
Depth:
11” | 28 cm
Weight:
175 lb | 79.4 kg
Area:

Type: Free Standing

ADA Compliant: Yes

Materials
Stainless Steel
Designer
Willoughby

Drawings include:
Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain (ADA) front elevation, side, plan

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Willoughby Triple Outdoor Drinking Fountain - Pet Junior ADA

The Willoughby Tripe Outdoor Drinking Fountain is suitable for school environments and parks. It features 3 bowls at different levels for multiple users like adults, children and pets. The water fountain meets Child ADA standards. It is tamper-resistant, made from stainless steel and is available in Willoughby’s standard color options.

The Willoughby Triple Outdoor Drinking Fountain (Pet Junior ADA) has an overall height of 42.5” (108 cm), width of 47.5” (121 cm), and depth of 11” (28 cm). Assuming correct installation above the finished surface, the Willoughby Triple Outdoor Drinking Fountain (Pet Junior ADA) will meet Junior ADA compliance.

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Willoughby Triple Outdoor Drinking Fountain (Pet Junior ADA) labeled in plan and elevation
The Willoughby Tripe Outdoor Drinking Fountain is suitable for school environments and parks. It features 3 bowls at different levels for multiple users like adults, children and pets. The water fountain meets Child ADA standards and is tamper-resistant.

The Willoughby Triple Outdoor Drinking Fountain (Pet Junior ADA) has an overall height of 42.5” (108 cm), width of 47.5” (121 cm), and depth of 11” (28 cm). Assuming correct installation above the finished surface, the Willoughby Triple Outdoor Drinking Fountain (Pet Junior ADA) will meet Junior ADA compliance.

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Willoughby Triple Outdoor Drinking Fountain (Pet Junior ADA) labeled in plan and elevation
Willoughby Triple Outdoor Drinking Fountain - Pet Junior ADA
Height:
42.5” | 108 cm
Width:
47.5” | 121 cm
Length:
Depth:
11” | 28 cm
Weight:
230 lb | 104.3 kg
Area:

Type: Free Standing

ADA Compliant: Junior ADA

Materials
Stainless Steel
Designer
Willoughby

Drawings include:
Willoughby Triple Outdoor Drinking Fountain (Pet Junior ADA) front elevation, side, plan

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