Zoo Upgrades Restrooms with All-in-one Hand-washing Fixture

Bradley WashBar, zoo

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, Colo., is America’s mountain zoo, perched at an elevation of 6,714 feet above sea level. Ranked the sixth best zoo in North America by USA Today in 2019, the zoo is home to animals from all over the globe.

With thousands of patrons daily feeding and petting animals, eating messy foods like melting ice cream cones and using the restrooms, the zoo’s handwashing fixtures serve an important function in keeping hands clean and germ-free.

To support its mission to provide guests unforgettable experiences 365 days per year, the zoo has been renovating many of its existing buildings and constructing a number of exciting new exhibits. There are hands-on opportunities involving animals, such as hand-feeding the zoo’s large herd of giraffes.

With thousands of patrons daily feeding and petting animals, eating messy foods like melting ice cream cones and using the restrooms, the zoo’s handwashing fixtures serve an important function in keeping hands clean and germ-free. Moreover, the sinks must help keep the newly remodeled restrooms clean and well-maintained, attractive and inviting, and easy to access and use for all ages.

Bradley’s WashBar combines touch-free soap, faucet and dryer all in one sleek handwashing fixture.

The design team at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo evaluated several handwashing systems for the busy public restrooms near the zoo’s main entrance and Bradley’s Verge with WashBar quickly rose to the top of their list. “The WashBar fixture is streamlined and much more intuitive to use than the other models,” a zoo design team member said. “The other units we considered have individual dispensers that create a clunky and cluttered appearance on the deck. I also noticed they leave soap splotches in the basin. I love that the WashBar is designed with touch-free soap, water and dryer elements all in one easy-to-use fixture. Plus, it doesn’t leave traces of soap lying in the bowl.”

The zoo team reports that the restrooms have been much cleaner with the addition of the WashBar and note that there is no more paper towel litter scattered on the floor. “Not only is the Verge basin and WashBar fixture easy for our grounds crew to wipe down and keep clean, its streamlined design promotes an overall sense of neatness and tidiness in the restroom we haven’t had before. Our remodeled bathrooms look great and the sinks are fabulous.”

The WashBar guides users with LED lighting and intuitive icons and utilizes smart sensor technology for reliable activation.

Further, the zoo design team said the Verge with WashBar supports its conservation and green building initiatives. “We chose the 0.35 gpm faucet to limit the amount of water that’s dispensed. The timed sensor technology also eliminates the problem we used to have when the old manual faucets were left running.”

Bradley’s award-winning WashBar combines touch-free soap, faucet and dryer all in one sleek handwashing fixture.

The WashBar guides users with LED lighting and intuitive icons and utilizes smart sensor technology for reliable activation. The WashBar’s dryer is engineered to work in tandem with the bowl to contain water and eliminate dripping or splashing on the floor, wall or user. Its unique all-in-one design keeps washroom spaces cleaner, dryer, slip-free and safer.

According to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, the all-in-one handwashing concept has proven to be a hands-down winner for the zoo: “Verge with WashBar has been such a great addition that we’re adding two more units to the restrooms near our hippo/penguin exhibit, and have another two fixtures earmarked for our new aquatics building.”

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