Upgraded drinking water fountains benefit school and the wider community
Upgraded drinking water fountains with bottle refill points reduce the health risks associated with old-school bubblers. They are a wonderful way of teaching environmental awareness as it reduces the reliance on single-use plastic.
Being able to access fresh drinking water hygienically helps the school and the students for reasons we all know. Staying hydrated improves mood, helps regulate body temperature and improves our overall well-being.
Drinking water stations encourage healthy lifestyles
Upgraded drinking water facilities at schools can also benefit the wider community. For example, sporting events will be enhanced due to the availability of hydration. This in-turn encourages a healthy lifestyle.
Cronulla Public School upgrades their drinking fountains
We sat down with Kelly Forster, Vice President of the Cronulla Public School P&C for a Q&A session.
- Client: Cronulla Public School
- Goal: Passionate about teaching environmental awareness, the school wanted to create discussion around sustainability and the reduction of single-use plastic water bottles.
- Challenge: Existing bubblers are not suitable for the school community to fill water bottles
- Products: Aquafil by Civiq Hydrobank and Solo
- Result: The water bottle refill stations will now enable all members of our school community to access fresh drinking water in a hygienic way.
Q: What can you tell us about your community?
A: At Cronulla Public School, we aim to be a high-performing school. It is a positive, and inclusive school culture. The school is focused on promoting success and catering for the well-being of all. We strive for continuous improvement of our school grounds. It makes us proud to serve both the staff and students within the school. In addition, we are proud to serve the greater school community who enter our gates.
Passionate about teaching environmental awareness, the school wanted to create a discussion around sustainability and encourage the reduction of single-use plastic water bottles.
With this goal in mind, we faced a challenge with our existing bubblers and drinking water fountains. They were not suitable for the school community to invite students, teachers, and parents to fill water bottles.
The new Aquafil by Civiq water bottle refill stations will now enable all members of our school community to access fresh drinking water in a hygienic way. Even sporting events will be enhanced due to the availability of hydration. This in turn encourages a healthy lifestyle.
Q: Why did you decide to partner with Civiq to upgrade your drinking water fountains?
A: As a school sourcing the designs, manufacture and installation of bubblers and water bottle refill stations, it was great to work with Civiq and the team. For example, we wanted to partner with a company that provided a “one-stop shop”. People who could help us every step of the way. Civiq’s customer service team were extremely helpful in addressing everything from design to budget, to the installation of the selected drinking water stations.
Q: What matters to you the most when choosing drinking water fountains for your community?
A: When sourcing anything for our school, we need to ensure health and safety standards are adhered to. This applies both to the product selected and how it is installed. We strive to support Australian-made products that can be delivered in an affordable way to our community.
Q: Which doubts or hesitations did you have before selecting your drinking water fountains?
A: Before the installation of our water bottler refill stations and bubblers, we needed to ensure all safety and compliance regulations would be adhered to by our chosen manufacturer and installer. We also wanted to ensure that our units would be installed in a timely manner.
Q: Would you recommend us to others looking to upgrade their school’s drinking water fountains? Why?
A: I would recommend Civiq to others due to the high-quality products produced that are tailored to suit individual needs. Upon assessing our needs, the Civiq customer service team were able to recommend the exact products that would be the best fit for our school. Also a plus: Products designed and manufactured in Australia.
I found that Civiq was of immense help when it came to making them look pretty schmick too. The students, teachers, and parents at our school love the custom-designed artwork panels.
Are you looking to upgrade your school’s drinking water facilities? Call us to discuss your requirements, or contact us.