Water Fountains | Drinking Fountains

Water Fountains | Drinking Fountains

Description
Description

Water fountains, also known as drinking fountains, are public amenities designed to provide easy access to potable water. These structures, often found in parks, schools, transportation hubs, and other public places, are activated by a button or lever, dispensing water for a quick sip or to refill bottles. The fountain's primary role is to promote hydration, ensuring that people can easily quench their thirst, especially in areas where carrying personal water might be inconvenient. By offering free access to clean water, they play an essential role in public health and convenience. Their ubiquitous presence in public spaces underscores society's commitment to communal well-being.

History
History

Long ago, ancient civilizations, like Rome, built aqueducts and public fountains to provide water to their citizens. Over time, as cities grew, the need for clean, accessible drinking water became paramount. By the 19th century, concerns about waterborne diseases prompted the introduction of filtered drinking fountains in public spaces. As society progressed, these fountains evolved in design and spread worldwide, transforming from grand public displays to the practical, smaller fixtures we recognize today, ensuring everyone has access to fresh water.

Future
Future

In today's world, concerns about the environment and hygiene are reshaping drinking fountains. Many are now designed to accommodate refillable bottles, reducing plastic waste. Touchless technology, driven by health concerns, is becoming popular to prevent germ spread. However, there's a challenge in ensuring water safety, as aging infrastructure can lead to contamination. Additionally, in areas with water scarcity, there's a need for fountains with efficient systems to minimize waste. As we move forward, ensuring access to clean, sustainable water remains a priority.

Common Questions
Common Questions
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.

Fixtures

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20.375” | 51.8 cm
38.5” | 97.8 cm
19.375” | 49.2 cm
42 lb | 19.1 kg
Bi-Level Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain
51.800
97.800
49.200
19.100
40
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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
Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain - ADA
108.000
83.000
28.000
79.400
1400
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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
Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain - Junior ADA
108.000
83.000
28.000
79.400
1400
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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
Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain - Pet
108.000
74.300
28.000
79.400
1900
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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
Double Outdoor Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain
34.300
80.600
48.300
81.600
900
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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
Single Outdoor Drinking Fountain
107.300
28.000
28.000
56.700
900
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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
Single Outdoor Drinking Fountain - ADA
107.300
78.700
28.000
68.000
1400
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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
Single Outdoor Drinking Fountain - Pet
20.600
40.300
36.800
22.700
1900
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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
Single Outdoor Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain
21.900
28.000
53.000
40.800
900
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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
55” | 139.7 cm
12.6” | 32 cm
12.6” | 32 cm
31 lb | 14.1 kg
Top-Load Water Cooler
139.700
32.000
32.000
14.100
200
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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
42.5” | 108 cm
51” | 129.5 cm
11” | 28 cm
230 lb | 104.3 kg
Triple Outdoor Drinking Fountain - ADA
108.000
129.500
28.000
104.300
1400
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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
Triple Outdoor Drinking Fountain - Pet ADA
108.000
121.000
28.000
104.300
2400
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3D
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
Triple Outdoor Drinking Fountain - Pet Junior ADA
108.000
121.000
28.000
104.300
2400
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3D
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 Single Outdoor Drinking Fountain
Comparison drawing of Willoughby Single Outdoor Drinking Fountain compared to other drinking fountains

The Willoughby Single Outdoor Drinking Fountain is appropriate for parks and recreational settings. This is a single level drinking fountain made for a single user and does not fit ADA requirements. The water fountain is made out of stainless steel, is tamper-resistant, and is available in Willoughby’s standard color options.

The Willoughby Single Outdoor Drinking Fountain has an overall height of 42.25” (107.3 cm) and diameter of 11” (28 cm). The Willoughby Single Outdoor Drinking Fountain will not meet ADA compliance.

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Willoughby Single Outdoor Drinking Fountain with overall height and diameter
The Willoughby Single Outdoor Drinking Fountain is appropriate for parks and recreational settings. This is a single level drinking fountain made for a single user and does not fit ADA requirements. The fountain is made out of tamper-resistant stainless steel, and is available in standard colors.

The Willoughby Single Outdoor Drinking Fountain has an overall height of 42.25” (107.3 cm) and diameter of 11” (28 cm). The Willoughby Single Outdoor Drinking Fountain will not meet ADA compliance.

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Willoughby Single Outdoor Drinking Fountain with overall height and diameter
Willoughby Single Outdoor Drinking Fountain
Height:
42.25” | 107.3 cm
Width:
11” | 28 cm
Length:
Depth:
11” | 28 cm
Weight:
125 lb | 56.7 kg
Area:

Type: Free Standing

ADA Compliant: No

Materials
Stainless Steel
Designer
Willoughby

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

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Willoughby Double Outdoor Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain
Style and size comparison drawing of Willoughby Double Outdoor Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain compared to other fountains

The Willoughby Double Outdoor Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain is suitable for use in parks and recreational environments. The water fountain features 2 bowls mounted at an ADA compliant height and can be used by 2 people at a time. It is made out of stainless steel and available in Willoughby’s standard colors.

The Willoughby Double Outdoor Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain has an overall height of 13.5” (34.3 cm), width of 31.75” (80.6 cm), and depth of 19” (48.3 cm). If mounted appropriately based on ADA requirements, the Willoughby Double Outdoor Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain can meet ADA compliance.

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Willoughby Double Outdoor Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain with height, width, and depth
The Willoughby Double Outdoor Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain is suitable for use in parks and recreational environments. The water fountain features 2 bowls mounted at an ADA compliant height and can be used by 2 people at a time. It is made out of stainless steel and available in standard colors.

The Willoughby Double Outdoor Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain has an overall height of 13.5” (34.3 cm), width of 31.75” (80.6 cm), and depth of 19” (48.3 cm). If mounted appropriately based on ADA requirements, the Willoughby Double Outdoor Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain can meet ADA compliance.

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Willoughby Double Outdoor Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain with height, width, and depth
Willoughby Double Outdoor Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain
Height:
13.5” | 34.3 cm
Width:
31.75” | 80.6 cm
Length:
Depth:
19” | 48.3 cm
Weight:
180 lb | 81.6 kg
Area:

Type: Wall Mounted

ADA Compliant: Yes (If ADA Mounted)

Materials
Stainless Steel
Designer
Willoughby

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

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Elkay Bi-Level Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain
Scale illustration of Elkay Bi-Level Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain compared to other drinking fountains

The Elkay Bi-Level Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain is a water fountain fit for both interior and exterior use. It has 2 drinking bowls, antimicrobial mouth guards to protect from injuries, and can be ADA compliant. It is mechanically activated and will continue to deliver water even if electrical service is interrupted.

The Elkay Bi-Level Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain has an overall height of 20.375” (51.8 cm), width of 38.5” (97.8 cm), and depth of 19.375” (49.2 cm). If mounted appropriately based on ADA requirements, the Elkay Bi-Level Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain can meet ADA compliance.

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Elkay Bi-Level Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain with height, width, and depth
The Elkay Bi-Level Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain is a fountain fit for both interior and exterior use. It has 2 drinking bowls, antimicrobial mouth guards, and can be ADA compliant. It is mechanically activated and will deliver water even if electrical service is interrupted.

The Elkay Bi-Level Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain has an overall height of 20.375” (51.8 cm), width of 38.5” (97.8 cm), and depth of 19.375” (49.2 cm). If mounted appropriately based on ADA requirements, the Elkay Bi-Level Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain can meet ADA compliance.

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Elkay Bi-Level Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain with height, width, and depth
Elkay Bi-Level Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain
Height:
20.375” | 51.8 cm
Width:
38.5” | 97.8 cm
Length:
Depth:
19.375” | 49.2 cm
Weight:
42 lb | 19.1 kg
Area:

Type: Wall Mounted

ADA Compliant: Yes (If ADA Mounted)

Materials
Stainless Steel
Designer
Elkay

Drawings include:
Elkay Bi-Level Wall Mounted Drinking Fountain front elevation, side, plan

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Willoughby Triple Outdoor Drinking Fountain - Pet ADA
Style and size comparison drawing of Willoughby Triple Outdoor Drinking Fountain (Pet ADA) compared to other fountains

The Willoughby Triple Outdoor Drinking Fountain (Pet ADA) is a multi-user public fixture able to provide drinking water at many varied heights—with an extra bowl specifically for pets. Typically found in parks and recreational environments, outdoor drinking fountains with pet bowls are popular for specialized dog parks and general public spaces with a high amount of dog walkers.

The Willoughby Triple Outdoor Drinking Fountain (Pet 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 ADA) will meet ADA compliance.

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Willoughby Triple Outdoor Drinking Fountain (Pet ADA) with dimensions
The Willoughby Triple Outdoor Drinking Fountain (Pet ADA) is a multi-user public fixture able to provide drinking water at many varied heights—with an extra bowl specifically for pets.

The Willoughby Triple Outdoor Drinking Fountain (Pet 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 ADA) will meet ADA compliance.

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Willoughby Triple Outdoor Drinking Fountain (Pet ADA) with dimensions
Willoughby Triple Outdoor Drinking Fountain - Pet 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: Yes
Height (Accessible): 34” | 86 cm
Height (Pet Bowl): 7” | 18 cm

Materials
Stainless Steel
Designer
Willoughby

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

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Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain - Pet
Scale illustration of Willoughby Double Outdoor Drinking Fountain (Pet) compared to other drinking fountains

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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