Water Houses

Water Houses

Following the first Water House - a free of charge natural or sparkling cool water dispenser available for citizens and tourists alike - inaugurated in September 2014, project activity46 continued throughout 2015, with Acea Ato 2 providing additional 46 Water Houses: 18 in districts located in the city of Rome and 28 in districts located across the province of Rome, with the goal of installing additional 75 Water Houses over the next two years. In particular, 5 of the Water Houses installed in the city’s historical centre were redesigned with a “kiosk-like” look and painted green, making them more similar to the news agent stands seen across the area and better integrated in the context in which they were placed. The water distributed by these “hi-tech big-nose shaped fountains” is the same as that delivered by the aqueducts and the quality is certified by strict regular checks conducted by Acea and the relevant local health authorities. Water Houses have a 180 l/h flow rate, allowing a 1-litre bottle to be filled in 20 seconds, are fitted with monitoring equipment in synch with Acea Ato 2 remote control systems, and even showcase power supply sockets enabling cellular phones and tablets (or any USB device) to be charged.