Offering an adequate supply of fresh, clean drinking water to workers is a legal requirement. A bottleless water cooler provides many advantages that stretch beyond staying the right side of regulation such as; cost-savings, health benefits, convenience and being more environmentally-friendly.
Encouraging your team to stay hydrated with a fresh supply of purified, filtered water is critical for a productive workforce.
How does a bottleless water dispenser compare to a bottled water cooler?
While a bottled water cooler appears to be an attractive option, there are several shortcomings of bottled water dispensers that may increase business inefficiencies instead of resolving concerns.
1. Health Risks
Where bottleless dispensers promote workplace health through sanitization technology, bottled supplies include an exposed tap which is prone to contamination with work-based pathogens such as the highly contagious Norovirus, causing diarrhea and vomiting.
2. Extra Administration
Once installed, a bottleless supply requires near-zero administrative effort. A bottled supply requires someone in your office to arrange delivery, find storage space for lots of big, heavy bottles – a hidden cost that many managers often fail to recognize up front.
3. Plastic Pollution
More than 8 million tons of plastic enter our oceans every year. It’s everyone’s responsibility to reduce our reliance on plastic. The best solutions favor a bottle-free approach in which we reduce the ongoing contribution of plastic production to global pollution.
The benefits of a bottleless water cooler
Bottleless water coolers help offices reduce monthly expenses and contribute to a business’ corporate social responsibility and sustainability, as demonstrated by the following five benefits.
1) Keep your water supply bacteria-free
2) Avoid the cost of maintenance
Under the rental plan, plumbed-in water supplies only require scheduled maintenance twice-a-year, including parts, labour and arranged by your local specialist. Should an issue occur outside of the planned service times, call-outs are available with replacement units offered where a simple fix isn’t possible. Waterlogic prides itself on being a national company capable of handling any issues. It's the customer-centric approach many of our customers value above all else.
3) Help the environment
Waterlogic helps offices reduce their carbon footprints by up to 72% thanks to products such as the Energy Star dispenser requiring lower energy consumption. This extends across the manufacturing, transportation and installation processes right the way through to service, usage and disposal of the dispensers.
4) Keep your employees healthy
Waterlogic helps reduce the spread of office-based germs by using anti-microbial BioCote® Technology on the outside of all dispensers, helping to minimise absenteeism.
5) Reduce business expenses
Waterlogic rents plumbed-in coolers for a flat fee, no matter how much water your employees drink. Your business could save anywhere between 30 to 70% by switching to a bottleless supply with planned maintenance ensuring no hidden fees.
Make the right choice for your business
The US population still uses over 50 billion single-use plastic bottles every year. There is no quick-fix to plastic pollution as efforts must come from all angles. It is as much about shifting perceptions as it is about altering behaviors and choosing an eco-friendly water dispenser is a positive first step.