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Tap water

Post by Stevenloan » Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:56 am

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Hi everyone! Is there a term to call this whole public tap water thing, including the faucet and the cement part?

Your answers will be greatly appreciated.

StevenLoan
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Post by trolley » Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:37 am

We call them "drinking fountains". I guess it's a sign of the times, but when I was a kid they were everywhere... in department stores, bus depots, random spots on the sidewalk downtown...
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:29 am

I remember drinking from those both at school and in some public places in Britain when I was a kid back in the 60s and 70s. Sometimes the taste of the metal (brass?) through which it had been piped was pretty noticeable, especially on a hot day (or so it seemed). I've noticed that many people of my generation retain a taste for heavy metal.

Nowadays these fountains seem to have disappeared from many outdoor locations, or have fallen into disuse. However, more recently I have still regularly seen them in airports, conference centres and the like -- in other words, in buildings that are heavily used.

They may also be termed drinking stations, water stations, and (in another sign of the times) water bottle and cup filling stations...
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Re: Tap water

Post by Stevenloan » Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:32 am

trolley and Erik : Thank you both so much for the terms. They are really useful. Have a good weekend.

StevenLoan
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Post by Bobinwales » Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:48 pm

This is a drinking fountain extremely to near where I live. It was installed as a memorial to an industrialist who was active in the area.
The water has been turned off now and it has been rededicated as a War Memorial (hence the poppy wreath).
The modern little boy is my grandson.
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Signature: All those years gone to waist!
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Re: Tap water

Post by Stevenloan » Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:40 am

Bob : Thanks so much for your input and the picture. Have a nice day.

StevenLoan
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