New High School in Adelaide CBD installs CIVIQ drinking water stations for students

A brand new state of the art high school in Adelaide, the Adelaide Botanic High School, will be installing 17 of CIVIQ’s drinking fountain and bottle refill stations on its campus.

The new $100 million dollar multi-storey Adelaide Botanic High School will provide more than 1250 students with high quality secondary education and is on track to open from February 2019.

Drinking fountain station positioned next to smart recycle facility
Drinking fountain station positioned next to smart recycle facility

Located in the Adelaide Parklands, close to the CBD and with a focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, it is appropriate that the school offers students with the latest technology in clean drinking water. Simultaneously, it will keep the nearby city environment plastic free and reduce plastic waste.

The school, therefore, requires premium drinking water stations in a number of locations throughout the school, both inside and outside.  The project architects, Cox Architecture, contacted CIVIQ about providing a vandal resistant product designed for repeated use, which would also provide long service and meet the building design requirements. CIVIQ recommended the Elkay EZH2O drinking fountain and bottle refill station inside the school and the Aquafil Bold 850BF for external locations.

Elkay EZH20 Vandal Resistant situated next to the corridor
Elkay EZH20 Vandal Resistant situated next to the corridor

The Elkay EZH2O Vandal- Resistant drinking station has a sleek architectural design and will provide students and staff with easy access to filtered cool water all year round. The push button activation and quick fill rate are well suited for the school environment. The unit is wall-mounted, allowing for more floor space around the unit and is wheel-chair accessible. It also includes a visual LED filter monitor, which keeps track of usage rate and provides maintenance information such as when the filter needs to be replaced.

The Aquafil Bold 850BF is freestanding drinking fountain and bottle refill station constructed of stainless steel. It is a strong, durable and weatherproof product, which is DDA compliant and also easily accessible by wheelchair users. It features an anti-bacterial bottle refill point and a drinking fountain with a protective mouth guard.

Hindmarsh Plumbing team installing the Aquafil Bold 850BF
Hindmarsh Plumbing team installing the Aquafil Bold 850BF

The units are being installed by Hindmarsh Plumbing Services, which has worked with CIVIQ previously. Their Project Manager, Victor Trebilcock said, “I have used CIVIQ’s products before, the large range gives me options for various projects and I am very happy with the quality.” One indoor drinking fountain and bottle station has already been installed and the others will be installed by the end of 2018.

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