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DRINKING WATER PROJECT PROFILE: BEYOND MULTIGENERATIONAL DESIGN FOR RESTROOMS

YMCAs Look to Filtrine for Multigenerational Dispensing Equipment
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Locations
Keene, NH; Raleigh, NC

Challenge
YMCAs need drinking fountains accessible to all ages and generations including members with disabilities. Y programs cater to the very young all the way to active seniors. Their facilities often include daycare centers along with pools and fitness centers. They need to provide chilled and purified water from drinking fountains along with bottle fillers for thirsty members’ reusable water bottles.

Solution
The Keene, NH Family YMCA was building a brand new facility and they wanted a full drinking water solution to suit their water dispensing needs. Working with Filtrine, they decided on the Model ES-6 (which dispenses water to fountains for 300 people) and ES-8 (for 400 people) free-standing drinking water chiller/purifiers. The features include: compact, slim design using minimal wall/floor space; quiet, specifically engineered for indoor environments; and an energy-saving design for low operating cost. The Y selected the ADA compliant non-recessed Model 90-HL double bowl high low drinking fountain in stainless steel with the optional gooseneck bottle filler. Four were installed at strategic locations around the building. The Model 90 fountain (also available as a single fountain) is extremely durable with seamless construction that is easy to clean. The bowl is 18” from the wall so is wheel chair accessible. The fountain at the YMCA daycare was installed low enough to accommodate school age children. 

The Fenley YMCA in Raleigh, NC wanted a different style fountain. They specified the popular Filtrine ADA compliant non-recessed FC-107-16-HL electric water cooler with the bottle filler on the cover plate. Fenley was looking for the chiller/purifier’s access to be behind the wall vs the front which is an alternative installation to the standard model and may be more appropriate for certain applications. 

Filtrine Equipment Used
Model ES-6 and ES-8 freestanding drinking water chillers, Model 90-HL and Model 90 ADA compliant non-recessed fountains, Model FC-107-16-HL electric water coolers

For more information on multigenerational design or on ADA compliant drinking water equipment, please fill out the contact form or call your local representative.