The initial process for MIW was reasonably straightforward. With a large catalogue of WRAS approved equipment held in stock as standard, it was simply a matter of narrowing down the selection to find an outdoor unit that would answer Vale of Glamorgan Council’s other requirements.
In this instance, the Halsey Taylor Endura II Tubular Outdoor Bottle Filler was selected. Partly for its solid stainless-steel build, durability and easy operation. And partly because it caters for the widest possible audience. The unit is wheelchair accessible, provides a bottle filling option for those who have come prepared and a drinking fountain bubbler for ad hoc users. It was an ideal solution for the busy, family-friendly site intended for the original installation.
As the council has taken steps to expand its network of water dispensers, MIW has worked closely with the Project Management Team, providing advice on site suitability and logistics, and equipment specification, as well as installation and ongoing support.
With a variety of different sites included in the evolving project, the MIW team has been required to find a range of equipment solutions, customising some units to ensure site suitability and appropriateness for the extreme weather conditions that can be experienced in coastal locations. Three different base units, all from the Halsey Taylor Endura II series to ensure visual cohesion across the county, have been employed in the Vale of Glamorgan. They have all been hand-finished in blue, in line with the client’s specification.