Many schools, both public and private, are installing bottle filling stations as a way to keep students healthy and hydrated, while also meeting their local plumbing requirements. Depending on the location, a lot of different models can be considered great fits for these projects.
Among the most popular options at schools, hands-free units stand out as they represent the most sanitary option for clean drinking water thanks to their hands-free activation that minimizes the risks of spreading germs, bacteria or viruses.
When considering units for high-traffic areas, Elkay’s heavy-duty Vandal Resistant modelsare also a prime choice. These units feature a sturdier, all stainless steel design and are made with tamper-resistant screws and corrosion-resistant base materials to help limit wear and tear and to protect them from tampering.
High efficiency (green) and enhanced units are also very popular. The former features an high-efficiency refrigeration system that is 35% more energy efficient than market standards, while the later boasts a modern design and an LED light that activates as the bottle is being filled.
Surface-mount bottle fillers are perfect for areas with limited wall space and regular depth wall cavities. They’re the smallest, most easily installed units. One of the most varied product categories, some surface-mount models are fully-automated while some others do not even require a power source.