Although it is not something that instantly springs to mind, water is an essential part of running any building, whether it is a school, office, or gym. Did you know that in a study done by Tuft University, it was found that bacteria count in ten water coolers on their campus were four times the government limit?
Bottled water has been popular in both small, personal and large, water cooler forms for many years. It has been a long time since several executives famously scoffed that no one would ever want to buy water when they could obtain it easily from a tap. In recent years, however, many environmental and health experts are beginning to understand the repercussions of the so called water bottle era.
Not only do bottles take up an unnecessary amount of space in landfills, but they also can contain surprisingly high levels of questionable chemicals and particles. The water has to come from somewhere, after all, and there is no real guarantee that it is actually coming from a mountain stream, or that the mountain stream was quality water to begin with.
Many offices are now looking into ways to incorporate bottleless water coolers into their buildings. Bottleless water coolers are similar to traditional water fountains, and can be hooked up from existing plumbing lines. The difference with bottleless water coolers is that additional filtration devices are employed, so that unlike traditional water fountains, you will not be left with water that tastes like the metal pipes it has gone through.