While we all know that bottled water is a simple and healthy alternative to soft drinks, the other advantages are not always as clear as its contents. Below are some additional benefits to choosing bottled over tap water:
Although it doesn’t take much effort to fill a glass from the tap, having a bottled water cooler in your office provides cleaner, safer drinking water. Bottled water also has no expiry date, unlike bottled drinks such as soda or fruit juice. Bottled water coolers also come in a variety of different models and volumes, so you’re certain to find the correct cooler suited to your office size and workforce.
It’s a Cleaner Drinking Alternative.
The Manufacturing and distribution of bottled water is often monitored by various Food and Drug Administrations. This means it needs to pass a series of safety checks before it can be sold to the public.
Tap water does not need to meet the same standards, and can easily become contaminated with bacteria, or could contain metal elements found in the plumbing system. Know that when you choose tap water, you are choosing the safe and clean drinking alternative.
It’s Taste and Odour Free
Because bottled water is free from unnatural minerals and chemicals, it is always taste and odour neutral. Tap water is often given an unpleasant aftertaste due to the various chemical treatments when cleaning the water, or from the pipes it travels along. While tap water is often harmless, some people do find these tastes and smells unappealing.
It’s A More Environmentally Friendly Alternative
When you use a bottled water cooler, less water is wasted than when using a building internal plumbing system. Dripping taps and leaking pipes are just two of the ways in which water is lost through plumbing systems. The plastic water bottles used with water coolers can also be cleaned and reused multiple times, and when purchasing a new bottle your old one can simply be recycled.
It’s The Law
According to U.K law, all employers are required to provide a source of clean, safe drinking water to their employees. Having a bottled water cooler in your office kitchen is well within the law, and will provide your employees with drinking water throughout the day to help ensure that they stay well hydrated and productive.