Specialists in WRAS-approved (Water Regulation Advisory Scheme) bottle fillers and drinking fountains, the easiest part of this project for MIW was to identify equipment that both met the rigorous technical standards laid out by Guernsey Water, and delivered the expected service. MIW recommended a selection of free-standing and wall-mounted Elkay water refill stations.
Made from marine grade stainless steel, the Elkay outdoor drinking fountains have been designed to withstand the harshest of environmental conditions. Powder coated and finished by MIW with four coats of high-quality marine paint and a protective lacquer, these units will not succumb to rust, despite the salty sea spray and potentially exposed locations. They are also connected to the new Elkay direct ground burry adapter, which can reduce installation time by as much as 80%.
To ensure that the water bottle fillers remain accessible and ready for use year-round, before shipping, MIW customised each of the units with upgraded freeze resistant core lining and additional insulation. Throughout the project, the MIW team were able to suggest improvements and equipment upgrades which would negate the potential for future unit failure and damage, thanks to the salt deposits in the air.
Finally, MIW’s skilled team hand finished each of the individual outdoor drinking fountains with Guernsey Water’s bespoke livery – designed by MIW – and distinctive, highly detailed logo. The team needed to work to very fine tolerances to ensure continuity across the installations.