I have one of those fountains too, but I couldn't tell you whether or not the kitty drinks from it because I never see him doing it! It's in a corner of the kitchen, out of sight and where we won't trip over it. There are HUGE "winkle" clumps in the box though, so he must be getting enough water. I think they just run on an aquarium-type pump anyway, with a charcoal filter, so you could probably rig up something generic like that if you had a lot of kitties. I just can't picture the logistics of it at the moment.
I have never been able to interest my kitty in drinking from the faucet, but that's probably a good thing, since the cost of water where I live is insane - for our family of 3, $175.00 every 3 months! If I left a faucet running, I'd have to sell plasma to pay my water bill!
The legend says that Mohammed adored cats. When one of them was sleeping on his sleeve and he had to go out, Mohammed supposedly cut off the sleeve so as not to disturb his pet.
A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast - Proverbs 12:10
How we behave toward cats here below determines our status in heaven. - Robert A. Heinlein
What greater gift than the love of a cat? ~ Charles Dickens
There is, incidently, no way of talking about cats that enables one to come off as a sane person. - Dan Greenberg
If purring could be encapsulated, it'd be the most powerful anti-depressant on the market. ~Alexis F. Hope