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 an NSF approved water bubbler (tap), or alternatively as an option most can be supplied with a WRAS (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme) approved water bubbler tap if required.

Browse our school drinking fountains below

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Drinking Fountain Wall Mounted

Stainless steel wall mounted drinking fountain with bubbler valve tap, waste and wall bracket. Perfect for schools.

£133.00 was £149.00 (exc VAT)

Product Code DFWH

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Stainless Steel Drinking Fountain With WRAS Approved Tap

Wall hung drinking fountain with WRAS approved bubbler valve tap, wall bracket and waste fitting.

£159.00 (exc VAT)

Product Code DFWH-WRAS

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Wall Mounted Bottle Filler

Stainless steel wall mounted bottle filling fountain with swan neck filling spout, waste fitting and wall bracket.

£154.00 (exc VAT)

Product Code DFWH-CF

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White Coloured Drinking Fountain

Wall mounted white coated drinking fountain with tap, waste fitting and wall bracket. Popular choice for schools.

£205.00 (exc VAT)

Product Code DFWHC

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Drinking Fountain With Pipework Shroud

Wall mounted drinking fountain with half height undershroud, bubbler tap, waste and wall bracket.

£189.00 was £234.00 (exc VAT)

Product Code DFWHS

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Drinking Fountain With Pipework Shroud And WRAS Tap

Wall hung drinking fountain with half height undershroud, WRAS approved bubbler tap, waste and wall bracket.

£244.00 (exc VAT)

Product Code DFWHS-WRAS

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Wall Mounted Shrouded Bottle Filling Station

Stainless steel wall mounted bottle and cup filling fountain with filling spout, undershroud. waste and wall bracket.

£239.00 (exc VAT)

Product Code DFWHS-CF

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Drinking Fountain And Bottle Filler Combined

Floorstanding combined drinking fountain and bottle filling station - stainless steel.

£620.00 (exc VAT)

Product Code DFBF

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Junior Floorstanding Drinking Water Fountain

Junior floor standing drinking water fountain with bubbler tap & waste
760mm high

£370.00 (exc VAT)

Product Code SSDFJ

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Drinking Fountain Junior Height

Floor standing junior height drinking fountain with bubbler tap, waste and undershroud. Ideal for junior schools.

£441.00 (exc VAT)

Product Code DFFSJ

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WRAS Compliant Junior Height Drinking Fountain

Stainless steel junior height drinking fountain with WRAS approved bubbler valve tap, waste and undershroud.

£451.00 (exc VAT)

Product Code DFFSJ-WRAS

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Floorstanding Drinking Water Fountain

Floor standing drinking water fountain with bubbler valve tap and waste
870mm high

£410.00 (exc VAT)

Product Code SSDFA

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Floorstanding Drinking Fountain - Adult Height

Floor standing adult height drinking fountain with bubbler valve tap, waste and undershroud.

£455.00 (exc VAT)

Product Code DFFSA

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Adult Height Drinking Fountain With WRAS Approved Tap

Stainless steel adult height drinking fountain with WRAS approved bubbler tap, waste and undershroud.

£465.00 (exc VAT)

Product Code DFFSA-WRAS

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Pedestal Drinking Fountain

Stainless Steel floor standing pedestal drinking fountain with bubbler valve tap mounted on round pedestal.

£565.00 (exc VAT)

Product Code DFPED

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Pedestal Drinking Fountain With WRAS Approved Tap

Pedestal drinking fountain with WRAS approved tap mounted on round stainless steel pedestal.

£575.00 (exc VAT)

Product Code DFPED-WRAS

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Recessed Drinking Fountain

Stainless steel recessed drinking fountain with tap, waste and puss button valve.

£445.00 (exc VAT)

Product Code DFR

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Recessed Water Bottle Filling Station

Recessed drinking water bottle filling station with push button valve tap and waste fitting.

£470.00 (exc VAT)

Product Code BFS

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Multiple Drinking Bottle Filling Station

Multiple swan neck bottle filling valves mounted on stainless steel trough with waste fitting.

£425.00 (exc VAT)

Product Code MBFS

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Replacement Drinking Fountain Bubbler Tap

Replacement bubbler valve tap for drinking fountains with backnut and compression fitting.

£65.00 (exc VAT)

Product Code BUBBLER

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Swan Neck Cup And Bottle Filler

Replacement bottle filler for drinking fountains and bottle filler units. Swan neck cup filler.

£70.00 (exc VAT)

Product Code SWANFILL

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Outdoor Bottle Filler

Outdoor pedestal bottle filling station with push button or infr-red operation.

£2260.00 (exc VAT)

Product Code OBF

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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:

Gender
Age
Fluid Intake (from drinks only)
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 390603 for more details.

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