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Anywhere, anytime, water should be available to the public and to commercial interests; water supply is an essential service.

When free water facilities are provided the majority of people will respect the privilege of access to water and minimise waste. But the irresponsible few abuse their right of use, and the cost has to be borne by the supplier. The consequence is that often free water services are withdrawn, or more usually not installed in the first place.

There is a better way – user pays. Enabling the provision of facilities without the unfair or unaffordable burden of ongoing water supply costs.

Making users pay for their water minimises waste and can create an additional income stream. This requires a pre-pay water delivery system. But cash collection in remotely installed machines invites vandalism.

There is an answer – Abberfield’s range of water dispensing products.

Abberfield provides a wide range of products, including high, medium and low security machines, larger pipe sizes for tanker filling, and coin and card operated systems.

The history of Abberfield’s Water Dispensing Units

CT10, CT20, C22 and PBC series:

  • Abberfield’s first User Pays systems were motor driven coin timers and push button control timers, used for a wide variety of applications including showers
  • Abberfield then expanded its range to include electronic timers

Modular components:

  • Development of ‘black box, plug and play’ modular components with electronics and mechanics protected in an outer shell. The concept received the Australian Technology Showcase Award

abberfield2WDT10S, WDT10MD, WD1000 series:

  • Abberfield further introduced a wide range of products, specific to coin and token controlled water dispensing
  • Typical applications include: boat and engine wash downs, abattoir wash downs, weed seed control, recreation vehicle filling, and village water supply

WDMC 2000, WD2000 C and MC series:

  • Abberfield’s water dispensing coin timers incorporated card technology, an essential service to rural communities. For the first time, publicly accessed potable water was possible, without the need for coins, tokens or electronic access keys
  • Provision of account access card, stored value card and credit card

WD2500 and 3000 series:

  • Abberfield’s water dispensing coin timers incorporated card technology, an essential service to rural communities. For the first time, publicly accessed potable water was possible, without the need for coins, tokens or electronic access keys
  • Development of high volume credit and debit card operated water outlets. Account card and coin payments also available
  • Now a container could be filled with a garden hose, right through to large water tankers utilitsing high volume pipes; all from the one machine
  • Incorporation of battery backup with optional solar power
  • Online management through a web portal
  • Anti-vandal construction

WD2500 series – place card here:

Development of ‘place card here’ credit card operated water outlets is the latest achievement in the range of Abberfield’s Water Dispensing Stations.abberfield3About Abberfield

The Abberfield Group is a group of research and development manufacturing companies, based in Australia and wholly owned by Australians. For over 50 years Abberfield has been supplying Revenue Collection Products. While many other companies offer a limited number of imported brands, Abberfield’s concepts are different.

It supplies an unlimited range, through mass customisation of standard parts, to best meet the application.

All products are designed and manufactured in Australia. Abberfield provides standard products bought off the shelf, through to wholly customised systems

Installations include credit card, stored value or account card operation, as well as coin and token.

Its latest ‘place card here’ system makes accessing and paying for potable water by bank issued credit or debit card even easier.

Many other products are available for different applications beyond water dispensing.

This partner content is brought to you by Abberfield. For more information, visit www.abberfield.com.au or call +61 2 9939 2844.

Lauren brings a fresh approach to content. While she’s previously written for publications as diverse as Australian Geographic, The Border Watch and Girlfriend, she’s found her true passion in her current role as an editor in the world of energy and infrastructure trade magazines.

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