I gave up on using a fountain for just Jamie. I'd clean it and the next thing I knew, it was cruddy dirty again. I put a bowl down yesterday, filled it with fresh water and told my brain I'm going to wash it out every day and give him more fresh water. I found that he'd had a good drink out of it this morning and washed and refilled it. Think it will keep the water much fresher when there's only one kitty drinking. It was different when I had 3-4 cats.