- For Teachers
In highway rest areas or urban parks, there are purified water outlets for people to drink cold water free of charge. People press a button and cold water spills out like a parabola.
Is there a special name for the device? Thank you.
In most places in the US such a device would be called a "water fountain" or "drinking fountain." There are a few areas, however, that refer to it as a "bubbler." But even if you were visiting one of those "bubbler" regions the local folks would know what you meant if you asked for directions to a "drinking fountain."
The type of facility which the water stored in a tank comes down through a lever tap instead of shooting upwards is called a water dispenser, as in coffee dispenser. You have to use a cup though.
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Does 'a water outlet' work in making people understand it is intended to mean a drinking fountain?