The Bataan Water Loading Station in Gallup, NM provides water for commercial businesses, agriculture operations, and the population of Gallup including a nearby Native American reservation. After their existing card reader system failed and having to cope with a clunky single-coin acceptor system, the City of Gallup chose to install two new custom FS-20 Bulk Water Fill Stations by Portalogic.
Each station is equipped with a stainless steel keypad and a coin acceptor. In order to meet the needs of the reservation and residents of Gallup, the stations provide 24-hour, uninterruptable access to potable water. Customers with accounts may use the keypad to enter access numbers and desired volumes, and customers without accounts can simply enter coins for a preset volume of water per coin.
After experiencing success with the two initial water stations, the City of Gallup opted to install a third to provide greater access to water. All three stations are equipped with air-conditioners to stay cool in the desert heat, and remotely report to Portalogic Management Software installed on PCs at City Hall in downtown Gallup, NM.