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Kissing the steel with the Garema Place bubbler

By johnboy - 24 July 2012 23

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Walking through Garema Place this lunchtime I realised that what I’d always assumed to be a bollard was in fact a bubbler.

Does it work? I wondered.

Well. Not at first. But eventually I was able to coax a sad dribble out of it.

And then… it wouldn’t stop.

In terms of making bottled water less appealing there’s still some work to do.

What’s Your opinion?


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23 Responses to
Kissing the steel with the Garema Place bubbler
davo101 1:32 pm 25 Jul 12

Dilandach said :

As good as it is to have such services out there… do the people who actually come up with the idea to place them in locations honestly think that they’ll never be pissed on, pooped on or bled on by the disgusting members of society who just do things to be jerks and nothing more?

Why put them out there if you *know* thats what is going to happen? Anyone who thinks that they’re used for their intention is living in a fantasy.

I prefer my water to be without the subtle hint of piss thankyou very much.

Probably why the newer ones look like this.

NoImRight 1:15 pm 25 Jul 12

Dilandach said :

As good as it is to have such services out there… do the people who actually come up with the idea to place them in locations honestly think that they’ll never be pissed on, pooped on or bled on by the disgusting members of society who just do things to be jerks and nothing more?

Why put them out there if you *know* thats what is going to happen? Anyone who thinks that they’re used for their intention is living in a fantasy.

I prefer my water to be without the subtle hint of piss thankyou very much.

Because without them someone would be on here bitching “when o when wil the Govt provide us with etc”

Dilandach 12:24 pm 25 Jul 12

As good as it is to have such services out there… do the people who actually come up with the idea to place them in locations honestly think that they’ll never be pissed on, pooped on or bled on by the disgusting members of society who just do things to be jerks and nothing more?

Why put them out there if you *know* thats what is going to happen? Anyone who thinks that they’re used for their intention is living in a fantasy.

I prefer my water to be without the subtle hint of piss thankyou very much.

Duffbowl 12:23 pm 25 Jul 12

poetix said :

shirty_bear said :

Worst. Bidet. Ever.

Did you get any surprised looks as you tried it out?

Given the current water temps. probably had a surprised look as they tried it out.

JessP 12:02 pm 25 Jul 12

Ewwww
It would have to me a very hot day and no other options before I would drink from one of these.

poetix 11:47 am 25 Jul 12

shirty_bear said :

Worst. Bidet. Ever.

Did you get any surprised looks as you tried it out?

Antagonist 11:16 am 25 Jul 12

shirty_bear said :

Worst. Bidet. Ever.

I am curious. Was it because of insufficient water flow, or because the water is cold?

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 11:09 am 25 Jul 12

shirty_bear said :

Worst. Bidet. Ever.

You just joined the ranks of the Officially Awesome.

shirty_bear 10:36 am 25 Jul 12

Worst. Bidet. Ever.

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 9:48 am 25 Jul 12

Antagonist said :

Jungle Jim said :

The problem with bubblers in Civic is that no matter how sanitary the design is or how pristine they are when first installed, it will only take a short while before someone literally pisses all over it.

I don’t care how long you let the water run, there’s still a good chance you’re imbibing someones urine when you use one of these (even worse if the water flow is such a sad dribble, that you have to, as JB put it, actually “kiss the steel”.

This ^^^

Has anyone actually used one of these for their intended purpose?

What – pooing on?

Antagonist 8:32 am 25 Jul 12

Jungle Jim said :

The problem with bubblers in Civic is that no matter how sanitary the design is or how pristine they are when first installed, it will only take a short while before someone literally pisses all over it.

I don’t care how long you let the water run, there’s still a good chance you’re imbibing someones urine when you use one of these (even worse if the water flow is such a sad dribble, that you have to, as JB put it, actually “kiss the steel”.

This ^^^

Has anyone actually used one of these for their intended purpose?

djk 3:58 pm 24 Jul 12

I think I made a post on here a number of years ago about the one in Hobart Place.

I was surprised to discover it was a bubbler, however given that it being used by smokers and gum-chewers to dispose of their rubbish, I declined testing the water.

Jivrashia 3:38 pm 24 Jul 12

I thought it was for butting out cigarette.
At least that’s what most are being used for.

Jungle Jim 3:10 pm 24 Jul 12

The problem with bubblers in Civic is that no matter how sanitary the design is or how pristine they are when first installed, it will only take a short while before someone literally pisses all over it.

I don’t care how long you let the water run, there’s still a good chance you’re imbibing someones urine when you use one of these (even worse if the water flow is such a sad dribble, that you have to, as JB put it, actually “kiss the steel”.

Morgan 2:42 pm 24 Jul 12

I am a native of Bundanoon (Worlds first bottled water free town). As part of the project there have been installed some very sanitary bubblers in selected parks, main street and at the school. The nature of the design means they are fairly clean and people are happy to use them.

Ill take some photos and post them here.

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