Commercial Multigenerational Design Beyond the Restroom
There is a lot of discussion around the need for public restrooms to accommodate different age groups and the industry has responded. But what about drinking water equipment? Every age needs to be able to easily drink from a fountain or fill a reusable container. ADA compliance is important but there are other factors to consider.
Facilities such as 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.
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 Keene Y selected the ADA compliant non-recessed Model 90-HL double bowl 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 for school age children to use.
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.
Featured Filtrine Product
Filtrine’s Model B131-CP vandal proof historical dual bottle filling station promotes refilling of water bottles in parks and outdoor venues. This distinctive one of a kind model is cast in original fire call box and street light pedestal molds in durable long lasting aluminum. A sustainable “green” alternative to traditional drinking fountains, it discourages the use of disposable water bottles. Filtrine's popular Taste Master® water purifier is installed in the base of the pedestal and ensures fresh tasting water.
Featured INDESTRUCT Product
Filtrine's free standing INDESTRUCT Model M-10-N military spec marine electric water cooler meets MIL-C-24166[C] specifications. The cooler's rugged 18 ga stainless steel cabinet is the heaviest duty in the industry. INDESTRUCT marine drinking water coolers have become the unit of choice for the world's largest navy fleets and shipbuilders. If the application requires water filtration, the Filtrine Taste Master® water purifier is an option. It removes chlorine, other tastes and odors along with rust, dirt or sediment.
For more information on any of these models, contact your Filtrine Representative today.
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