Plumbing and Mechanical

Haws Offers New Service For Vintage Drinking Fountains

September 2, 2003
The Haws Corp. will begin offering an organized service for assisting engineers, contractors and owners with refurbishing the company’s vintage drinking fountains currently in service. Some are installed in buildings that are being refurbished or placed into adaptive re-use where the building is approved for uses other than its original, such as the Oats Park School in Fallon, Nev.

It was originally a K-12 school built by Frederick J. DeLongchamps in 1914. It was decommissioned in the mid-1970s, and placed on both the State and National Register of Historic Places in 1990.

In 1992, the facility was approved for an adaptive re-use, in which it will serve as a multidisciplinary community arts center. Haws was asked by the plumbing contractor to help in the restoration of the original bilateral student/faculty drinking fountains. The company refinished the bowls and added contemporary bubblers.

Mike Maciosek, Haws’ senior technical support representative, is the official Heritage Service contact. A 23-year Haws veteran, he has access to all the archives of past model product information. Contact Maciosek for restoration information at 775/353-8336.