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Natural Drinking Method

Thanks to the open bowl design and unique draw tube water supply system, animals can see and smell clean, fresh water. No learning how to lift flaps or push balls or float out of the way to get a drink. An animal simply places its mouth in the open pool of water in the drinking bowl and sucks up the water just as it would from a natural water hole.

Cow Drinking out of JUG Waterer

Natural Drinking Experience

The exterior design of the stand-alone waterer, coupled with our patented clean water technology inside, promotes a natural drinking experience your animals will enjoy. The durable rotomolded polyurethane construction makes it tough on the outside, while the weather seal keeps the inside free of dirt and debris. The open bowl design is easy for animals to drink. All three models are equipped with an anti-siphoning float valve to prevent back siphoning into your water supply. An exterior inspection cover can be easily removed for examination and service to the float valve. An external adjustment screw and drain plug make it easy to maintain the correct water height and also ease of maintenance. There is a slight mark on each bowl that shows the suggested level of water to have in the unit.


Single Bowl

• L25" x W20" x H24"
• 7 Gallons
• Dairy - 25 Head
• Beef - 50 Head
• Sheep - 75 Head
• 53 Pounds

Double Bowl

• L41" x W20" x H22 1/2"
• 14 Gallons
• Dairy - 50 Head
• Beef - 100 Head
• Sheep - 150 Head
• 76 Pounds

Four Bowl

• L39" x W37" x H22"
• 45 Gallons
• Dairy - 125 Head
• Beef - 250 Head
• Sheep - 300 Head
• 105 Pounds

Jug Drinking Diagram

Designed for Clean Water

The JUG Waterer features a weather-sealed water reservoir that blocks out sunlight. This virtually eliminates algae growth in the tank. Water is fed to the open drinking bowl through the draw tubes. These tubes are attached to the drinking bowl with a feed trap which keeps feed debris from the animal’s mouth out of the reservoir thus reducing any bacterial growth. As an animal drinks from the JUG, a suction/swirling action is created in the feed trap area. This action causes feed from the face of the animal to be consumed as the animal drinks. And because water is “turned over” whenever an animal drinks, there is always clean, fresh water in the bowl.

​Even though the design of our units keeps the water free from feed or hay, most water contains iron bacteria which will leave a residue in the tank over time. The external drain plug will allow you to easily drain water from the tank periodically. Once the unit is full again, an internal, pilot-operated float valve automatically keeps the water in the bowl at the determined level. The water level is easily adjusted from the outside of the JUG.

Thermal Energy for Efficiency

The JUG Waterer relies primarily on thermal energy (not electrical) to help regulate a constant water temperature. This means warmer water in the winter and cooler water in the summer for your animals to drink. This is accomplished through the following design features:

*Draw Tube Water Supply System: There are actually three draw tubes in the unit, two copper and one CPVC. As the water gets cold in the bowl it becomes heavier and sinks down the CPVC tube, forcing warm water from the tank up the copper tubes and into the feed trap area and bowl. Since copper is an excellent heat conductor, heat is transferred during this water replenishment process, keeping the water in the bowl from freezing.

JUG Earth Tubes

Stand-alone units are often installed with insulated and uninsulated earth tubes. These create a heat well that supplies additional heat from the ground. The insulated tube extends below the frost line, minimizing heat escape to the frozen ground in winter. When heat from the ground flows through the uninsulated earth tube into the heat well, it is used as additional energy to keep the water in the JUG fluid.

​In marginal climates you need enough animals to keep the water in the tank warm enough to provide heat energy (at least 15 head per bowl) Otherwise a low-wattage heater and thermostat are available to add. The average electric cost for a JUG Waterer is $10.00 for the entire season.

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