Answered By: Sharon Nangle
Last Updated: Aug 25, 2015     Views: 32

Thank you for taking the time to complete a "You said, We did" card recently.  I'm sorry if you've found the water from the water fountains to be too cold.  The water fountains we have do indeed chill water, to 10º C.

I've had a look to see what types of water fountains are available in the UK, and the vast majority of floor-stand water fountains on the market, designed for indoor use, chill and filter mains water but I haven't found an explanation for this.  I would suspect this may be due to a consumer preference for chilled drinks.

As the water fountains are fairly recent additions to the Library we haven't any plans to replace them.  However when they need to be replaced we will of course consider the environmental impact of the water fountains we choose.

Many thanks for your comments.


Sharon Nangle

Academic Liaison Librarian

November 2014

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