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5 Most Popular Water Bottle Filling Stations for Schools

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Considering water’s positive impacts on brain function, Elkay bottle filling stations have become very popular at schools and child-care facilities. In addition to their scientifically-backed health benefits, these devices also have compelling environmental and economic benefits.

If you’re the lucky one researching the best bottle filler for your school, you’ll soon discover that there are hundreds of options. Rather than digging through the dark corners of the internet to find the ideal model for your setup, we’ve compiled a list of popular models best suited for schools and other educational facilities.

  • 1) ENHANCED Bottle Filling Station

  • Elkay’s newest model series, the Enhanced Bottle Filling Station includes new features that improve experience for both the users and facilities teams. 

    Primary Benefits
    • Increased Energy Savings from smart system that schedules power-off to save on electric bill
    • Easier filter replacement with automatic filter status reset button
    • Monitor Usage & Track Savings with new diagnostics
    • Low energy LED that illuminates during bottle filler to avoid spillage
    Standard Features
    • Sensor-activated bottle fill
    • NSF/ANSI 42 and 53 Certified 3000 Gallon Filter to remove lead, particulate, and chlorine.
    • 8 GPH refrigeration
    • Requires electricity
    Price Range
    $919.90 - $1,379.90 (sale prices apt to change)

     

    2) GREEN Bottle Filling Station

    Made evident through its name, the Green  Bottle Filling Stations series is a favorite for sustainability departments and other eco-conscious groups.  

    Primary Benefits

    • 35% more efficient refrigeration system compared to industry standard.  
    • Vandal-resistant options for bubbler and push-bar.
    • Green ticker counts number of plastic bottles saved from entering waste.

    Standard Features

      • Filtered and unfiltered options.  
      • Refrigerated and non-refrigerated options.
      • Sensor-activated bottle fill.
      • Requires electricity.
    Price Range
    $1,052.00 - $1,620.00 (sale prices apt to change)

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    3) VANDAL-RESISTANT Bottle Filling Station
  • Want to protect your bottle filler’s longevity? The Vandal-Resistant Bottle Filling Station series is a model built to prevent damage and repair cost.

    Primary Benefits

      • Vandal-resistant bubbler piece and push-button activation.
      • Stainless steel bottle filler.
      • Galvanized structural steel cooler for structural integrity.
      • Outdoor-rated option.
    Standard Features
      • Push-button activated bottle fill (no sensor activation).
      • Filtered and unfiltered options.  
      • Refrigerated and non-refrigerated options.
      • Requires electricity.
    Price Range
    $1,397.00 - $1,875.00

     

    4) IN-WALL Bottle Filling Station

    Arguably the most aesthetically appealing bottle fillers, this model series is surely one to showcase in an area accessible to prospective student tours.  

    Primary Benefits

    • Ideal for ADA compliance in limited hall space areas.
    • Retrofit options available for existing Swirlflo and Soft Side models.  
      Standard features
      • Sensor- activated bottle fill.
      • Filtered and unfiltered options.  
      • Refrigerated and non-refrigerated options.
      • Requires electricity.
      Price range
      $972.00 - $4,321.00

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      5) SURFACE MOUNT Bottle Filling Station
    • Probably the most versatile of bottle filling stations, the surface mount series has models for almost any type of setup.


      Primary Benefits

      • Could provide opportunity to retrofit existing bi-level station.
      • No electricity required with battery and mechanically operation models.  
      • Low priced
        Standard Features
        • Sensor-activated OR push-button activated bottle fill.
        • Filtered and unfiltered options.  
        • Utilizes your existing refrigeration (if applicable)
        Pricing Range
        $519.00 - $775.00

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