The Old School Drinking Trough - Redesigned

(and created a famous Aussie First)

Are you sick of seeing old, dirty and unhygienic drinking troughs in schools?

Horrible, outdated bubblers, with no option to fill a bottle,  do not encourage students to drink more water. Let alone enjoy it.

There is a better way to hydrate.  Drinking water can be fun and fast, sustainable and safe, healthy and happy.

Meet the old school drinking trough – redesigned. The Aquafil Hydrobank.

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Client Testimonial

The Hydrobank is perfect for replacing the old existing bubblers. They also were better with the current Covid situation in terms of hygiene.

– Matthew Dawson of Model Farms High School

The Aquafil Hydrobank is here

Replacing outdated bubblers

An Aussie invention, launched in 2017. Since its launch, the Hydrobank has been hydrating 50.000 students across Australia.

Are you looking for an economical drinking water solution for your school? Keen to manage the high demand for refills at lunchtime? Want a product that is robust and durable, yet also fun and easy to use?

Talk to us about installing a Hydrobank, the ideal school drinking trough.


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First In, Best Designed

Since its launch in 2017 the innovative Aquafil Hydrobank has been hydrating students all over Australia.


Do you have many students looking to access water at the same time? Meet the needs of your busy school campus with a unit that was designed specifically for schools.

Multiple drinking water outlets reduce waiting time. Colourful art makes drinking water more fun for your students. Filters and chillers improve the taste.

Everything you need to encourage your students to drink more water – in one unit.

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Features & Benefits

  • Disability-friendly design
  • Three anti-microbial bottle filling points
  • Three ‘low profile’ drinking fountains with ‘left to right’ water flow
  • Coloured end panels made from high-density polyethylene
  • Generous product warranty
  • Large artwork splashback for branding and inspirational messages
  • WaterMark certified to Australian standards
  • Durable stainless steel construction
  • Robust vandal-resistant design
  • Optional filter
  • Optional chiller
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Add a Splash of Life

Think water is boring? Turn your school drinking trough or drinking fountain into a platform for communication through art.

Encourage your students to drink more water through brightly coloured, fun, inspiring, or simply beautiful graphics.

Work With an Artwork Template

Colourful art makes drinking water more fun for your students

Choose from several templates created and make it uniquely yours by adding your school’s logo, values or any other text.

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Choose from a range of templates created for you

Feature your own slogan and logo to make it uniquely yours

Feature Art on Your Hydrobank

Celebrate Aboriginal Art and Culture

A visual feast for the eyes that invokes learning through stories and conversations. Wiradjuri Artist Luke Penrith created the collection “Connections and Journeys” exclusively for Civiq and its customers.

Aboriginal art

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Let’s get the ball rolling on better hydration for your students by upgrading your old school drinking trough now.

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Let’s nurture healthy habits to cultivate a thriving campus.

Discover how schools upgrade outdated drinking troughs and bubblers. And explore the transformative journey towards modern, hygienic, and sustainable drinking water solutions.

Replace your old bubblers with a Hydrobank: Next Steps


Speak with a Civiq School Hydration Specialist to scope your project requirements. Call 1300 600 300 or fill out this contact form.


Review a selection of products outlined to meet your desired project outcomes


Discuss and refine your recommended solution during a face-to-face site visit or online meeting.


Receive a final proposal outlining a true end to end solution, from installation, ongoing service, artwork and other features as required.


Confirm you accept the order by signing the proposal or supplying an official DoE purchase order.


Choose your preferred artwork option – Authentic Aboriginal Art, template based design, or supply your own.

After approval of the proposal and the art


It takes 4 weeks to manufacture your Hydrobank, from approval of artwork where applicable.


Your Hydrobank will be dispatched to your exact location via TNT or other courier partners.


Would you like us to arrange the installation of your Hydrobank? No problem, we can arrange this via our trusted national network of qualified installers.


A true end-to-end mindset means we will look after your project from start to finish. Whether it is maintenance, service or just a chat you are after, we are here for you.