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Caloundra Indoor Stadium installs new drinking fountain and bottle refill station
In a move to reduce plastic bottle usage while providing fresh drinking water for athletes and spectators, Caloundra Indoor Stadium and Sunshine Coast Council have recently revealed a new drinking fountain and bottle refill station at the facility.
The Council believes that drinking water stations are an environmentally-friendly and economical solution for visitors, who can now access water without having to purchase plastic single-use bottled water.
Hosting many regular sporting events including netball, badminton, basketball, futsal and volleyball, the local governing body set out to motivate people into staying physically active and hydrated while they enjoyed the recently upgraded venue.
Wanting to provide easily-accessible drinking water stations for more than 1,700 daily users to ensure they are kept hydrated while enjoying the centre’s facilities, the Council contacted CIVIQ to seek a premium water dispensing solution to cater for large numbers of people. The drinking water station needed to be strong, stainless steel vandal-resistant and corrosion resistant to maintain a long service life in the coastal environment.
CIVIQ recommended the Aquafil Hydrobank wall mounted drinking fountain and bottle refill station due to its size and efficiency, allowing up to six people to use the station at a time.
The station is equipped with a triple nozzle feature which consists of three anti-bacterial bottle refill points and three drinking fountains and can be easily accessed by all users.
The Hydrobank is an innovative new product, designed and manufactured by CIVIQ’s Sydney-based team.
The product has optional inbuilt filtering and refrigeration mechanisms, allowing for extra pure, chilled drinking water. It also features a choice of nine different end-panel colour options.
Caloundra Indoor Stadium chose a blue end panel option to go with their outdoor settings.
The permanent drinking water station was installed in June 2018, adjacent to the outdoor netball courts, allowing easy access for athletes to stay hydrated before, during and after games.
Commenting on the project, Sunshine Coast Council Project Support Officer, Kyle Pereto stated “everyone has been extremely pleased with the product, so great job to the CIVIQ team. It’s nice to bring a new quality product into Council.
“Overall I would definitely be more than happy to stay in contact with CIVIQ and consider using (their) product range in future projects.”
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Images: CIVIQ's Aquafil Hydrobank on site at the Caloundra Indoor Stadium.
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