Office Water Fountains

In the year 1906, Halsey Willard Taylor and Luther Haws created the original drinking drinking fountain, with the primary motivation being to provide safer drinking water and eliminate the possibility of typhoid fever caused by polluted water. Luther's father had died from of typhoid fever precipitated by polluted water.

Early drinking water fountains supplied room temperature drinking water, however demand brought about the design of fountains that could provide cooler drinking water, consequently killing the germs which caused pollution as well as disease. However, early water fountains...