Consideringwater’s positive impacts on brain function and healthy nutrition, especially in children and adolescents, Elkay bottle filling stations have become very popular additions in schools and child-care facilities throughout North America.
In addition to their scientifically-proven health benefits, these devices also have very compelling environmental and economic benefits. You've no doubt seen stories on how damaging single-use plastics are to our environment, but the increasing pressure they are putting on our recycling industry is causing a lot of budget issues at the state and local level.
A brief look at the data will convince you that a water bottle filling machine is a great option for all of these reasons. However, there are hundreds of choices,and the process of finding the ideal model for your setup can be daunting.
That's where we come in.
We’ve compiled a list of popular models best suited for schools and other educational facilities. In addition to being the most popular models, the stations below are a good sampling of the spectrum of different features and benefits that Elkay offers with their machines.
The list below is definitely not exhaustive, though. You can see the entire line in our shop. But these five are a great place to start:
NOTE: The list below has some units that are partially Hands-Free, and a couple that are fully automatic. If fully Hands-Free is important to you, check out our list of the 5 Best Hands-Free Bottle Filling Stations.
Elkay’s newest model series, the Enhanced Bottle Filling Station includes new features that improve the experience for both the users and facilities teams.
Made evident through its name, the Green Bottle Filling Stations series is a favorite for sustainability departments and other eco-conscious groups.
Want to protect your bottle filling station's longevity? The Vandal-Resistant Bottle Filling Station series is a model built to resist damage and minimize repair cost. It is also ideal for some protected outdoor installations (contact us for details).
Arguably the most aesthetically appealing bottle fillers, this model is one of the most popular in the Hands-Free Collection.
Probably the most versatile of bottle filling stations, the surface mount series has models for almost any type of setup. It is also a very popular unit within the Hands-Free Collection.