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PLAND STAINLESS Quenches Thirst At Glasgow Museum

Pland Stainless has supplied its market-leading range of Haws drinking fountains to quench visitors thirst at the new Glasgow Riverside Museum of Transport.

The museum, founded in 1964, attracts over half a million visitors each year and is now moving to a new site by the River Clyde. It features examples of all forms of transport, from ships to trains to horse-drawn vehicles.

As part of the new-build museum, two Haws drinking fountains from Pland Stainless have been installed at the east and west wing of the exhibition room. They are wall mounted and feature a push-button valve assembly for ease of use.

The fountains have a bubbler head with integral laminar flow to prevent splashing and provide a superior flow pattern, allowing for much more comfortable drinking.

Pland Stainless’ range of drinking fountains and electronic coolers from Haws includes pedestal, wall mounted and recessed designs, which are connected to the mains water system.

A spokesperson from Balfour Beatty Engineering Services, said: “The drinking fountains from Pland Stainless had all the performance and aesthetic features required on this project and we are confident that they will provide a long term solution for the museum.”

Installing the drinking fountains, are connected to the mains water supply, will help the museum save a significant amount of money. A recent Which? comparison indicated that bottled mineral water costs are on average, 31p per litre, whereas tap water from a drinking fountain is a mere 0.22p – 141 times lower cost!

Which? also points out that, each year, enough empty bottles end up in landfill sites to fill Wembley stadium twice, where they take up to 450 years to decompose.

An increasing number of building owners and operators are therefore realising that installing a drinking fountain instead of a bottled water unit can help reduce the running cost of their facility, as well as being an environmentally-friendly option.

Steve Duree, Commercial Director at Pland Stainless, explained: “We have a wide range of drinking fountains available to suit most projects. Many building owners and operators are choosing them because they save a significant amount of money compared to bottled water units. We are delighted that Glasgow Riverside Museum of Transport has chosen to install the units and feel sure they will help improve the enjoyment of visitors even further.”

Pland Stainless is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of stainless steel drinking fountains and is a UK distributor for Haws (Safety Showers and Drinking Fountains). Haws Corporation is the internationally renowned manufacturer and inventor of the original drinking fountain back in 1909.


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