An early example of the water fountain is observed at Mesopotamia and dates to 3000 BC. It consists of a series of basins that in turn used the capacity of the single natural spring. A similar situation is observed in Greek tradition where mechanical fountains became familiar during the 15th century in Italy.
The drinking fountain of the present times was developed in early 1900 by Hasley Taylor and Luther Haws. Their team was pioneers at developing a transformation regarding the way in which water dispensed through these in the public places. This gave rise to public drinking fountains around the world.