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Brooklyn, NY - New "Bottle-Friendly" Water Bubblers Planned For Prospect Park

Published on: July 5, 2013 03:00 PM
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The new Smart Tap water fountain and old style fountain. Nethermead Prospect park Brooklyn NY. (Stefano Giovannini) The new Smart Tap water fountain and old style fountain. Nethermead Prospect park Brooklyn NY. (Stefano Giovannini)

Brooklyn, NY - Six new “bottle-friendly” water bubblers are on their way to Prospect Park so that thirsty Brooklyn residents will no longer have to concern themselves with the possibility that a dog may have preceded them at the fountain.

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The BROOKLYN PAPER (http://bit.ly/12LwCiW ) reports that the new bubblers, which stand about five-feet high, dispense water vertically, thus making re-fills of water bottles a snap.

The stations will also include a traditional, bend-over applicator, as well.

The fountains, which are produced and donated by Smart Tap, will be installed by the Prospect Park Alliance in the hopes that park users will find that re-filling their bottles is both cheaper and better of the environment.


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 Jul 05, 2013 at 03:07 PM ProminantLawyer Says:

Install them in manhattan where they belong

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 Jul 05, 2013 at 03:25 PM OyGevald Says:

Cheaper? Doubtful. These will never pay for itself considering the maintenance it will require and the Union workers wages to do so. Bottled water purchased at the grocery and refrigerated at home cost about .25/bottle. These new water stations will cost the city probably $5.00+ per 16oz bottle to fill.
Love the idea though! Wondering if it was in the new multi-Billion dollar budget Bloomberg announced recently.

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 Jul 05, 2013 at 03:32 PM enlightened-yid Says:

Great idea. Now only if public our bathrooms would catch up to European standards where doors and faucets don't have to be opened with hands to spread germs.

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 Jul 05, 2013 at 04:55 PM stefpix Says:

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enlightened-yid Says:

Great idea. Now only if public our bathrooms would catch up to European standards where doors and faucets don't have to be opened with hands to spread germs.

in many public toilets in Europe (including restaurants and bars) you use a foot pedal without having to touch anything near the toilet bowl to flush after yourself. Here the flush handle is so low and close to the raised toilet seat. An absurd design.

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 Jul 05, 2013 at 05:16 PM Sociologist Says:

Reply to #2  
OyGevald Says:

Cheaper? Doubtful. These will never pay for itself considering the maintenance it will require and the Union workers wages to do so. Bottled water purchased at the grocery and refrigerated at home cost about .25/bottle. These new water stations will cost the city probably $5.00+ per 16oz bottle to fill.
Love the idea though! Wondering if it was in the new multi-Billion dollar budget Bloomberg announced recently.

The additional cost for these devices is probably nominal. But the saving is collecting empty water bottles and (hopefully) recycling them will be huge.

BTW, why would you buy bottled water when you live in a city that has some of the best water in the world?

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 Jul 05, 2013 at 09:23 PM Anonymous Says:

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Sociologist Says:

The additional cost for these devices is probably nominal. But the saving is collecting empty water bottles and (hopefully) recycling them will be huge.

BTW, why would you buy bottled water when you live in a city that has some of the best water in the world?

Ny water is buggy and tastes horrible. Most people I know say the same and use a filter (filtered for taste, not only bugs).

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 Jul 06, 2013 at 10:46 PM wsbrgh Says:

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stefpix Says:

in many public toilets in Europe (including restaurants and bars) you use a foot pedal without having to touch anything near the toilet bowl to flush after yourself. Here the flush handle is so low and close to the raised toilet seat. An absurd design.

Many of us flush with our feet and wait for someone to exit or enter so as not to touch the door

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 Jul 06, 2013 at 11:01 PM wsbrgh Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Ny water is buggy and tastes horrible. Most people I know say the same and use a filter (filtered for taste, not only bugs).

When the filter begins to get full you are drinking a soup made of water passing through thousands of dead bugs.

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 Jul 07, 2013 at 12:58 AM Anonymous Says:

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wsbrgh Says:

When the filter begins to get full you are drinking a soup made of water passing through thousands of dead bugs.

Hence I change mine often... But I still don't lik NY water!

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 Jul 07, 2013 at 09:46 AM sheepheadsbayyid Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Ny water is buggy and tastes horrible. Most people I know say the same and use a filter (filtered for taste, not only bugs).

Really nyc water has won many taste tests, including when blind folded tests against spring water

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 Jul 07, 2013 at 12:39 PM Tzi_Bar_David Says:

"Bubblers?" Where is this person from? In this part of the world they are "water fountains."

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 Jul 07, 2013 at 01:45 PM Anonymous Says:

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OyGevald Says:

Cheaper? Doubtful. These will never pay for itself considering the maintenance it will require and the Union workers wages to do so. Bottled water purchased at the grocery and refrigerated at home cost about .25/bottle. These new water stations will cost the city probably $5.00+ per 16oz bottle to fill.
Love the idea though! Wondering if it was in the new multi-Billion dollar budget Bloomberg announced recently.

What planet do you live on that bottled water costs .25/bottle? I am surprised no other VIN reader called you on that blatant error!

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