The drinking water fountain has been around for centuries, but two different men invented the modern drinking fountain in the early 1900’s: Halsey Willard Taylor, and Luther Haws. Each man founded a company that produced drinking fountains. Taylor founded the Halsey Taylor Company, and Haws the Haws Sanitary Drinking Faucet Co. The way that water is served in public places was … [Read more...] about Hydration Stations: Wave of the Future?
Thirsty? There's a map for that. Smartphones are a growing trend, and these days, there's an app for just about anything you can think of - even clean water. Last year, we wrote about "FLOW" - an Android smartphone app that lets people snap photos of broken water pumps in developing countries, ensuring faster repair. We also mentioned, in an older post, an iPhone app called … [Read more...] about WeTap – New Android Smartphone App Maps Water Fountains
iPhone users no longer have an excuse to buy bottled water. A new iPhone application called "Oasis Places," created by Thermos, allows users to track locations, ratings, and photos of water fountains across the U.S. The best part? It's FREE (unlike expensive plastic bottled water.) Proponents of plastic bottled water argue that it is the most convenient source of water … [Read more...] about Thirsty? There’s an App for That.