Provide accessible water supplies
Rationale: Convenient and universally accessible water bottle refilling stations separate from sinks offer access to clean water, supporting regular hydration and decreasing consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages — contributing to reduced risk of conditions associated with dehydration, such as kidney infections, improved nutrition, and decreased rates of diet-related conditions, such as obesity.
Demonstrate compliance with the below:
Universally Accessible Water Refilling Stations (Full Credit):
Demonstrate compliance with all of the following requirements:
- Provide universally accessible water supplies that meet one of the following qualifying accessibility standards:
- the current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements in regards to circulation, heights, and clearances for drinking fountains, water supplies, and/or sinks
- ISO 21542: 2011 requirements for building construction, accessibility, and usability of the building environment in regards to circulation, heights, and clearances for drinking fountains, water supplies, and/or sinks.
- Ensure water supplies include a dispenser or faucet designed to fill jugs, glasses, water bottles, or similar items (bathroom sinks do not qualify).
- Locate water supplies on each floor with regularly occupied spaces accessible to all full- and part-time employee.
Qualifying regularly occupied spaces must include but are not limited to the following:
- Workspaces: which include workstations, flexible workspaces, individual offices, and circulation between workstations. Note that hallways, corridors, and elevator banks are not considered regularly occupied spaces.
- Common spaces: which include spaces where occupants can gather to work, eat, take breaks, or meet — such as meeting rooms, lactation rooms, quiet rooms, fitness facilities, and reception areas.
- Locate water supplies within 20 feet or 6 meters of all of the following spaces:
- outdoor common spaces, such as parks or gardens
- outdoor fitness areas, such as sports fields or exercise areas
- common indoor areas, such as break areas or indoor fitness areas.
Types of compliance documentation required:
- Annotated plans
- Annotated photographs
- Annotated design drawings
- Certified statements