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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.
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
— Greater Anglia News (@GreaterAngliaPR) May 30, 2018
— 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.
Cats and small dogs can get by with just about any pet water fountain.
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.
In general, the more pieces the water fountain has, the more difficult it is to take apart and clean.
Fluoride first entered an American water supply through a rather inelegant technocratic scheme.
When cities started adding chlorine to their water supplies, in the early 1900s, it set off public outcry.
Before anti-vaxxers, there were anti-fluoriders: a group who spread fear about the anti-tooth decay agent added to drinking water.
Placed in drinking water, fluoride can serve people who otherwise have poor access to dental care.
In secret, before the referendum, the council went ahead and fluoridated the water anyway.
Urbanity ushers in water that needs no apology, and gives a zest to the worst vintage.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
The two women had no intention of bathing; they had just strolled down to the beach for a walk and to be alone and near the water.
Mrs. Woodbury paints in oils and water-colors; the latter are genre scenes, and among them are several Dutch subjects.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
But there was a breeze blowing, a choppy, stiff wind that whipped the water into froth.
She threw out her arms as if swimming when she walked, beating the tall grass as one strikes out in the water.