This is a common drinking fountain in India. This one sits in a row of spouts in the campus cafeteria. Above the spouts is a ledge with metal drinking cups. Instead of pushing a button and having water spray upwards to the face (like in the US). The Indian way is to pour water into the metal cup and drink. When they are finished they put the glass back on the ledge for the next person to use. The cups are not washed in between users... hence why I stick to bottled water here.