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What is a water fountain?
A water fountain is a device that ejects a fountainlike stream of water that can be drunk from without a cup.
Water fountains are often for public use—they provide access to drinking water in places like government buildings, schools, and parks.
There are many different designs for water fountains, but they all generally work by ejecting a jet of water that can be drunk from directly.
Water fountains are also commonly called drinking fountains. Less commonly, water fountain can sometimes be used to refer to a water cooler.
The term water fountain should not be confused with the kind of fountain that’s mainly for decoration, such as in city plazas, though of course such fountains also use water (but not for drinking).
Example: Why would I buy a bottle of water from the vending machine when I could just fill up my water bottle for free from the water fountain?
Where does water fountain come from?
The first records of the term water fountain in reference to a drinking fountain come from around the 1700s.
In the U.S., the terms water fountain and drinking fountain are both commonly used. In a few areas, though, including Wisconsin and parts of New England, people use the regional term bubbler to refer to a water fountain.
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How is water fountain used in real life?
Water fountains are commonly found in public places, especially large office buildings, schools, and parks.
How tall people have to drink from the water fountain. pic.twitter.com/khXzFo6YJ2
— Brianne Hrusovsky (@MrsHrusovsky) March 11, 2015
Today we installed a water fountain at Chelmsford station to help cut the use of plastic bottles https://t.co/cQO4t6JQqm https://t.co/sSdbhgYTZ3
— Greater Anglia News (@GreaterAngliaPR) May 30, 2018
Please Don't Let Your Dog Drink From The Water Fountainhttp://t.co/KQWkJv9NJv pic.twitter.com/Hmvya8GTqQ
— Gothamist (@Gothamist) October 14, 2014
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The kids love to go swimming in the water fountain.
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In some Baltimore public schools, water fountains are still banned due to high levels of lead in the pipes.The Senate Just Passed a Massive Infrastructure Bill. Here’s What’s in It|Philip Elliott|August 10, 2021|Time
This fondness appears in her photos of a file cabinet and a water fountain.
In general, the more pieces the water fountain has, the more difficult it is to take apart and clean.
The best pet water fountains take some of the work out of your hands by providing cats and dogs with clean, fresh water.
A word of warning—sometimes pets refuse to use one type of water fountain for no other reason than they don’t like it, and you can’t always predict what a pet will like until they’ve tried it.
Later that day, a colleague took a drink from the newsroom water fountain.In West Virginia Water, an Environmental Nightmare Borders on Crisis|Michael Tomasky|January 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the photo, a group of men lounge by a water fountain, some in full suits, others in elegant striped bathrobes.Old Anxieties Get a New Life: Artist Janet Malcolm Digs Up Ancient Case Files From a Mystery Psychiatrist|Casey Schwartz|December 31, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Dr. Hudson installed a black box at the water-fountain, and he explained to the men what it was for.Nine Men in Time|Noel Miller Loomis
The geyser may be described either as a large intermittent hot-water fountain or as a small water-and-steam volcano.Your National Parks|Enos A. Mills
She visited in turn a shoe store, a soda water fountain and a beauty shop.Penny of Top Hill Trail|Belle Kanaris Maniates
We're to meet at the soda-water fountain in the Grand Central Station.The Red Cross Girl|Richard Harding Davis
Once while near the water-fountain I painted in the donkey of a water-carrier.Poor Folk in Spain|Jan Gordon