25 years and still going strong.
25 years ago I found this at a pet store.It has been on the same faucet for 19 years. Was looking for extras when I saw no one had written a review. Every responsible dog owner should have one. Clean fresh water on demand. No bowl to clean. Who could ask for more? If it starts leaking around the faucet just change the washer. (Standard garden hose washer) I've only had to do it once.
use caution with senior dogs and position high
We have 7 large dogs and have always provided a Lixit for their use outdoors. Recently a senior dog develop aspirated pneumonia and was severely ill, and it appears use of the Lixit was the cause. Also probably the cause of aspirated pneumonia in two other elderly dogs of ours several years ago at which time we didn't make the connection. This time, after fully recovering from the pneumonia, she again started using the Lixit and almost immediately started coughing after use and again sounded congested. We removed the Lixit and went back to a standard pail and almost immediately coughing and congestion stopped. It's been over 4 weeks and no further congestion or coughing so we are convinced the use of the Lixit was the cause. We are trying to figure out a way to ensure that the dogs don't tilt their head sideways when licking from the Lixit so that water won't be aspirated, but it's difficult with a large dog as the standard faucet is only 12 - 16" high. So while Lixit's a wonderful way to ensure constantly clean water watch senior dogs carefully, and try to position it high enough so they won't turn their heads while lapping from it.