In 1906, Halsey Willard Taylor and Luther Haws developed the first drinking water fountain, with the fundamental motivation being to dispense much safer drinking water and eliminate the threat of typhoid fever as a result of polluted water. Mr Haws' father had died from of typhoid fever brought on by infected drinking water.

Early drinking fountains offered ambient temperature drinking water, however demand resulted in the development of water fountains which could easily provide cooler drinking water, thereby eradicating the germs responsible for contamination as well as illness. But early...

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Around 1906, Halsey Willard Taylor and Luther Haws designed the very first drinking water fountain, with the principal motivation being to provide much safer drinking water and also prevent the possibility of typhoid fever as a result of polluted water. Mr Haws' father had passed away as a result of of typhoid fever precipitated by contaminated h2o.

Early drinking fountains provided room temperature drinking water, however popular interest brought about the innovation of water fountains that could deliver colder drinking water, consequently eradicating the bacteria which caused toxins and...

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