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Drinking Fountains

Drinking fountains are available in a range of robust wall hung and floor standing stainless steel models. The wall mounted drinking fountain models are popular in schools for use either internally or externally to provide a safe source of drinking water.

Floor standing models in both junior and adult height offer a more secure fixing for areas of higher use, or areas prone to vandalism. All school drinking fountains come as standard with a WRAS approved water bubbler (tap), or a WRAS approved swan neck bottle filling tap.

Browse our school drinking fountains below


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Sale Drinking Fountain - Wall MountedSale Drinking Fountain - Wall Mounted
Sale Drinking Fountain - Wall Mounted
Stainless steel drinking fountain with WRAS approved bubbler valve tap, waste and P trap.
£162.00 inc VAT£135.00 ex VAT
Product Code SDRF
Drinking Water FountainDrinking Water Fountain
Drinking Water Fountain
Stainless steel wall mounted drinking water fountain
£180.00 inc VAT£150.00 ex VAT
Product Code DWF

Drinking Fountain Wall Mounted With WRAS Approved TapDrinking Fountain Wall Mounted With WRAS Approved Tap
Drinking Fountain Wall Mounted With WRAS Approved Tap
Stainless steel wall mounted drinking fountain with WRAS approved bubbler valve tap, waste and wall bracket. Perfect for schools
£238.80 inc VAT£199.00 ex VAT
Product Code DFWH-WRAS
Combination Drinking Fountain (WRAS Approved Tap and Bottle Filler)
Combination Drinking Fountain (WRAS Approved Tap and Bottle Filler)
Wall hung combination drinking fountain and bottle filler. WRAS approved bubbler and swan neck bottle filler
£286.80 inc VAT£239.00 ex VAT
Product Code WH-DFBF

Wall Hung Water Station With Undershroud
Wall Hung Water Station With Undershroud
Wall hung WRAS dual dispensing water bottle filler and drinking fountain with undershroud
£387.60 inc VAT£323.00 ex VAT
Product Code WH-DFBFS
Drinking Fountain With Shroud And WRAS Approved Tap
Drinking Fountain With Shroud And WRAS Approved Tap
Wall mounted drinking fountain with half height undershroud, WRAS approved bubbler tap, waste and wall bracket
£334.80 inc VAT£279.00 ex VAT
Product Code DFWHS-WRAS

White Coloured Drinking Fountain
White Coloured Drinking Fountain
Wall mounted white coated drinking fountain with tap, waste fitting and wall bracket. Popular choice for schools
£481.20 inc VAT£401.00 ex VAT
Product Code DFWHC
Recessed Drinking FountainRecessed Drinking Fountain
Recessed Drinking Fountain
Stainless steel recessed drinking fountain with press button water tap
£634.80 inc VAT£529.00 ex VAT
Product Code DFRN

Recessed Drinking Fountain With Bottle Filler
Recessed Drinking Fountain With Bottle Filler
Combined bottle filler and fountain
£756.00 inc VAT£630.00 ex VAT
Product Code RDFBF
Floorstanding Adult Drinking Fountain
Floorstanding Adult Drinking Fountain
Floor standing adult height drinking fountain with fixed shroud
£556.80 inc VAT£464.00 ex VAT
Product Code FSDF-A

Floorstanding Junior Height Drinking Fountain
Floorstanding Junior Height Drinking Fountain
Floor standing junior height drinking fountain with fixed shroud
£567.60 inc VAT£473.00 ex VAT
Product Code FSDF-J
Adult Height Drinking Fountain With Bottle Filler SpoutAdult Height Drinking Fountain With Bottle Filler Spout
Adult Height Drinking Fountain With Bottle Filler Spout
Floor standing adult height drinking fountain with swan neck bottle filling spout
£620.40 inc VAT£517.00 ex VAT
Product Code FSDB-A

Junior Height Drinking Fountain With Bottle Filler SpoutJunior Height Drinking Fountain With Bottle Filler Spout
Junior Height Drinking Fountain With Bottle Filler Spout
Floor standing junior height drinking fountain with swan neck bottle filling spout
£631.20 inc VAT£526.00 ex VAT
Product Code FSDB-J
Foot Operated Drinking FountainFoot Operated Drinking Fountain
Foot Operated Drinking Fountain
Foot operated wall mounted drinking fountain with WRAS approved foot valve. Perfect for schools and public buildings
£480.00 inc VAT£400.00 ex VAT
Product Code DFWH-FOP

Drinking Fountain With Bottle FillerDrinking Fountain With Bottle Filler
Drinking Fountain With Bottle Filler
Floorstanding combined drinking fountain and bottle filling station - stainless steel
from £684.00 inc VATfrom £570.00 ex VAT
Product Code DFBF
Foot Operated Bottle Filler and Drinking FountainFoot Operated Bottle Filler and Drinking Fountain
Foot Operated Bottle Filler and Drinking Fountain
Stainless steel foot operated combined drinking and bottle filling fountain
£822.00 inc VAT£685.00 ex VAT
Product Code DFBF-FA

Foot Op Junior Height Bottle Filler & Drinking FountainFoot Op Junior Height Bottle Filler & Drinking Fountain
Foot Op Junior Height Bottle Filler & Drinking Fountain
Stainless steel junior height foot operated drinking and bottle filling fountain
£830.40 inc VAT£692.00 ex VAT
Product Code DFBF-FJ
Floorstanding Drinking Fountain With WRAS Tap - Adult Height
Floorstanding Drinking Fountain With WRAS Tap - Adult Height
Floor standing adult height drinking fountain with WRAS approved bubbler valve tap, waste and undershroud
£681.60 inc VAT£568.00 ex VAT
Product Code DFFSA-WRAS

Junior Height Drinking Fountain With WRAS Apporved Tap
Junior Height Drinking Fountain With WRAS Apporved Tap
Floor standing junior height drinking fountain with WRAS approved bubbler tap, waste and undershroud. Ideal for junior schools
£693.60 inc VAT£578.00 ex VAT
Product Code DFFSJ-WRAS
Pedestal Drinking Fountain With WRAS Approved Tap
Pedestal Drinking Fountain With WRAS Approved Tap
Stainless Steel floor standing pedestal drinking fountain with WRAS approved bubbler valve tap mounted on round pedestal
£680.40 inc VAT£567.00 ex VAT
Product Code DFPED-WRAS

Foot Pedal Drinking Fountains
Foot Pedal Drinking Fountains
Stainless steel wall mounted drinking fountains with foot pedal operation
£316.80 inc VAT£264.00 ex VAT
Product Code DFWH-PEDAL
Outdoor Pedestal Bottle Filler With Drinking FountainOutdoor Pedestal Bottle Filler With Drinking Fountain
Outdoor Pedestal Bottle Filler With Drinking Fountain
Outdoor pedestal bottle filling unit with drinking fountain
£3,603.60 inc VAT£3,003.00 ex VAT
Product Code GYM

Rounded Combined Drinking Fountain & Bottle FillerRounded Combined Drinking Fountain & Bottle Filler
Rounded Combined Drinking Fountain & Bottle Filler
Floorstanding combined drinking fountain and bottle filling station - stainless steel
£2,346.00 inc VAT£1,955.00 ex VAT
Product Code BDF
WRAS Approved Bubbler Tap
Replacement WRAS approved bubbler tap for drinking fountains
£60.00 inc VAT£50.00 ex VAT
Product Code RUB-BUBBLER

Drinking Fountains

Drinking Fountains for Schools

Children require proportionately more fluid intake than adults due to differing body compositions; a child’s total body mass is roughly 75% water, whereas adults range between 50 and 60%. Children also have higher metabolism rates. As such, eatright.org have issued the below guidelines for daily water intake, based on data from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies:

Boys and girls, 4 to 8 years, 5 cups per day

Girls, 9 to 13 years, 7 cups per day

Boys, 9 to 13 years, 8 cups per day

Female, 14 to 18 years, 8 cups per day

Male, 14 to 18 years, 11 cups per day

Research into water consumption for schoolchildren suggests that dehydration causes slower cognitive and motor skills, leading to shortened attention spans and making tasks like handwriting all the more cumbersome. It is therefore advised that teachers make more effort to encourage regular hydration throughout the school day.

Stainless steel drinking fountains offer a cheap, robust solution for schools to provide access to drinking water. Additionally, bottle filling stations are now offered to encourage the use of reusable water bottles instead of disposable ones, aiding hydration while on the move and reducing the amount of plastic sent for recycling or to landfill.

Planning your school drinking fountain

It is common for drinking fountains to be incorporated into toilet facilities, but BREEAM guidelines suggest that drinking water should also be provided away from such areas. As such, it is advisable to have several drinking fountains located throughout school premises, encouraging children to drink at regular intervals. Open-plan access adjacent to corridors is considered best practice, allowing for staff supervision, encouraging good behaviour and limiting the chances for vandalism.

Government guidelines state that schoolchildren must have access to clean, fresh drinking water at all times, but a Natural Hydration Council survey in 2013 suggested that 60% of parents throughout the UK were dissatisfied with water provision in schools, with 73% claiming there was no access via water fountains.

It would appear that it is common for traditional drinking water fountains to have fallen into disrepair, owing to anecdotal reports of limited access to water, but the positive impacts of hydration - on health in general, and on cognitive ability in particular - should not be ignored. Thus, installing appropriate numbers of drinking stations throughout the premises and within the grounds, should be a priority for all educational organisations.

Local authority schools can purchase on account - please email your purchase orders to sales@washwareessentials.co.uk (please include delivery charges and VAT on the order), or call us on 01275 400456 for more details.

Outdoor drinking water fountains will need to be isolated and drained down during freezing temperatures.