I have a cat who is "too good" to drink water from a bowl like any other normal pet. Oh no, CleoCatra is a queen and therefore requires water directly from the tap and will scream at me until she gets it no matter what time it is. If she hears me pour water into a cup, she comes running, demanding to have a drink. She will drink from a bowl only if I dump it and fill it in front of her, and even that has a 50/50 chance of her turning her nose up at it. Shortly after I first got her I bought a cat water fountain and she used it. Eventually it broke and I never bothered to replace it because eff that spoiled a** cat, right? Wrong. I haven't had a moment of peace since. If I got up in the middle of the night, or if she sensed I was awake, she'd just start meowing.I finally broke down and ordered her a new fountain for the furry b**** that rules my life....and you guys....I haven't heard a peep out of her in twelve hours. TWELVE! She's also been supremely affectionate since I set it up. I was able to get out of bed without being meowed at and aggressively followed to the kitchen and glared at. I FINALLY had a cup of coffee in peace.So anyway, if any of you also have a demanding four-legged creature that would never deign to drink from a bowl, buy this. 10/10 do recommend.It was super easy to assemble, the only thing I used the instruction manual for was to determine on which side the filter needed to face up. I had it out of the box, washed, and assembled in less than 10 minutes. As for noise? There's none. No splashing with the exception of what resulted in her thoroughly inspecting and playing in it. It holds quite a bit of water and even has an indicator light to let you know when water is low.