The primary challenge for this project was to find equipment capable of withstanding the sometimes-harsh weather conditions experienced in the exposed promenade locations selected by Douglas Borough Council. While MIW routinely stocks a wide range of outdoor bottle fillers, it was essential that any water dispensers supplied to Douglas should be accessible year-round. Taking into account all of the council’s other specifications, MIW recommended two bottle refill stations from the Halsey Taylor Endura II series – the 4405BF and 4400BF. The former being a wall-mounted unit, suitable for installations on buildings. The 4400BF being a freestanding unit, as required for locations where mounting on the wall might not be possible.
Made from powder-coated stainless steel, the Halsey Taylor Endura II bottle filler range is extremely durable. The units have been specifically designed for outdoor locations. They are very easy to use by all-comers, including wheelchair users. And they have been constructed to prevent vandalism. Importantly, as with all equipment supplied by MIW, these refill stations are also WRAS (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme) approved, guaranteeing compliance with all water authority and UK Government health and safety guidelines.
But while the Endura II bottle fillers are outdoor rated, Douglas’ promenades do present a fairly unique set of challenges for the equipment. So, to ensure an uninterrupted service, the MIW team upgraded the units with additional freeze packs prior to installation.
Once the correct equipment had been identified and modified, MIW worked with Douglas Borough Council to schedule a suitable installation timetable, taking in the three separate locations.