Friday, September 7, 2012

Water Bottle Filling Stations II

Are You Serious About Banning Bottled Water?  

The Detroit Zoological Society is. This is an indoor water bottle filling station in the education building:

This is me joyfully filling a water bottle and checking the counter: over five thousand bottles saved!

The trouble with filling a water bottle at a drinking fountain is that the flow rate is too low and the angle is impossible.  These filling stations are hands-free solutions to all those problems - and look plastic bottles to recycle! 

This is an Elkay ( retrofit module - costing not quite $700 - to put on top of your existing water fountain yet still keep the water fountain!  

There are free-standing modules for outdoor locations, too.  Each allows water bottle filling plus two heights of drinking foundations.

Really? - What are you waiting for? 


  1. I think it is a great idea to install water filling station at places that are being visited every day. And I agree with you, the problem with filling from a drinking fountain is the flow rate and the angle. It is also less prevalent nowadays because of the more dominant vending machine. Surely, installing it can help decrease solid wastes, such as plastic bottles because these can now be refilled and reused.

    Rob Feckler

  2. Thanks for giving such a knowledgeable information

    Drink Bottles.