Businesses and workplaces in Brisbane and Gold Coast need to provide a steady supply of fresh and clean drinking water to the people employed there. And while they can rely on water that comes out of their town water taps, that water is not always fresh or clean. Fortunately, you can get commercial water coolers, which offer many benefits for employees.
Commercial Water Coolers are Environmentally Friendly
Commercial water coolers use clean spring water in large 15 litre plastic bottles. While you could supply 600ml bottled water to your employees, that would create a lot of plastic waste every day. That is not environmentally friendly, nor is it financially feasible.
When it comes to water coolers, the options are limitless. One other decision you have to make is whether you want to buy or rent your water cooler. Compare the benefits of renting a cooler versus buying one before you make the final choice.
Why You Shouldn’t Buy Your Water Cooler
Most people opt for outright purchase to save money in the long run. You might reason that making a one-time investment is better than paying rent for the water cooler year on year. Although this makes sense, it might not be the right decision after all. Why?
Pure spring water and good service can be good for business. After drinking our water for 4 years, our client R & G Technologies is so happy with us they’ve added Pacific Springs into their recommended suppliers list as part of an initiative to build stronger relationships with their local businesses network.
Here is what they say:
At Pacific Springs you can always rely on receiving good old fashion service. Pacific Springs strives to provide the purest and most refreshing spring water possible.
They have also published a video about how much they like having cold spring water delivered on time and with a smile, saying they plan to let us fill their coolers with pure spring water for the next 10 years:
R & G Technologies is an award winning Brisbane IT Support Company. They help organisations across Australia by acting as their trusted IT partner; a single source supplier for all their Data, Cloud and IT Support needs.
In this modern age, clean, potable water is quite accessible. Whether you want it straight from the tap, as bottled or natural spring water, or in mineral or alkaline form, you can easily have it delivered or bought from a convenience store.
So it’s surprising to know that there are people that suffer from dehydration.
About 60 percent of the human body is made up of water. Even a slight change in this water level can get the body spiraling into dehydration, which happens when the body loses more water than it takes in.
This occurs particularly when one does not get enough bottled or natural spring water. The symptoms are easy to spot: Sluggishness, fatigue, and lightheadedness. Dark and yellowish urine. Tight skin. Dry mouth and throat.
Is the drinking water in your cooler contaminated? In the UK, residents have become concerned about water safety after recent news reports in the UK revealed that cocaine and other pharmaceutical compounds were found in the towns’ water supply.
It’s a cause for alarm, especially for people who drink straight from the tap without using water filters.
Contaminated water supply
According to the news story, the UK’s Drinking Water Inspectorate found high quantities of caffeine and traces of the epileptic drug carbamazepine; common pain-killer ibuprofen; and benzoylecgonine, a metabolised form of cocaine, at four sites.
Benzoylecgonine is a form of cocaine that results when the drug has been processed by the human body.
California recently became the first American state to adopt a drinking water standard for hexavalent chromium, proposing a limit of 10 parts per billion. Brisbane has not set any standards for hexavalent chromium. Residents who are concerned about drinking water safety may find that bottled water Brisbane suppliers are their best option.
What is hexavalent chromium?
Does the Hollywood film Erin Brockovich ring a bell? If you’ve seen the movie, you’ll remember that it was hexavalent chromium which contaminated the drinking water in Hinkley, California, and caused residents to get sick. This eventually led to a multimillion-dollar class-action suit.
More and more Australians today are drinking single-use bottled water. Those who are always on the go appreciate the convenience and accessibility of bottled water. They are spared from having to carry heavy water bottles around and the responsibility of having to refill these with water.
But did you know that the convenience and accessibility of single-use bottled water come at a cost?
Bottled water produces more waste
Single-use water bottles contribute to landfill. In fact, according to a 2010 report by Clean Up Australia, one in ten items found on Clean Up Australia Day were related to plastic bottled water. And these water bottles stay, well, almost forever: because it takes 1,000 years for plastic bottles to break down, they linger on in landfills and in water, oftentimes killing marine life.
It’s not only the usage of bottled water that hurts the environment. Its production, from start to finish, has tremendous impact on the environment. According to nonprofit eco organization Do Something, the process of producing and delivering a litre of bottled water emits a hundred times more greenhouse gases than the production and delivery of tap water.
From as far back as we remember, we’ve always had fluoride in our tap water. In Australia, which is one of many countries in the world with water fluoridation programs, more than 70% of the population have access to fluoridated drinking water. Even before drinking bottled water became a habit for many of us, fluoridation had already been a practice in Australia since December 1953, just two years after the United States implemented it. Tasmania and New South Wales were among the first areas to start putting fluoride in their water.
While other people have chosen bottled water, many of us, for years, continued to drink our recommended 8 glasses of water every day with the knowledge that fluoride in our water was good for us. Continue reading →
Drinking your recommended daily dose of water is one thing you should never neglect. If you’re like most people who are tied to their desks all day, you’re probably not visiting the water cooler enough.
It’s easy to dismiss the need to stay hydrated, in the same way that we dismiss the necessity to exercise or eat enough fibre or pay the dentist a visit. But did you know that drinking enough water is essential to the body’s mechanism?
Here are five reasons why you need to get enough water every day. Once you’ve run through these five reasons, we can bet you’ll make doubly sure the water dispenser in your Brisbane office doesn’t run out of spring water.