The Midwest Water Difference

A bottleless water cooler lets your whole office enjoy delicious, pure, healthy water for a fraction of the cost of bottled water, with greater convenience and a smaller carbon footprint.

Low Cost: Bottled water delivery has numerous indirect costs

Bottled water cooler costs can be high.  Some of those costs are hidden, such as the cost of spending time replacing empty bottles with heavy 5-gallon jugs from the bottle storage area. Other costs are more intuitive and are passed along the bottled water supply chain to your organization.

Consider the following costs:

  1. Oil / energy required for manufacturing the plastic in water bottles
  2. Maintaining bottling plants to bottle the water
  3. Shipping bottled water from the plant to a distribution center
  4. Fuel costs and labor for delivery trucks moving bottles

Most importantly, a typical business that switches from bottled water coolers to bottleless experiences up to 50% in direct cost savings

Save Time: Maintaining a supply of bottled water is labor intensive

Water jugs are heavy, and hard to install when it’s time to switch out for a new one. Bottleless water coolers have a much easier maintenance to it without an excessive amount of time or labor spent in switching out a 5-gallon jug.

Reduce Security Issues

For many institutions, security is a paramount concern. By eliminating the need for frequent and/or unscheduled deliveries, bottleless water coolers reduce, or even eliminate, security concerns. Many need to restrict access to proprietary research, reduce the instances in which outsiders come in contact with staff, or to minimize the risk of any liability issues that could stem from an outsider unfamiliar with your surroundings being onsite. Wellsys POU coolers, for example, only require technicians to come onsite for preventive maintenance on an annual basis.

Save Storage Space: Bottled water takes up space that could be used more productively.

Many organizations are paying several thousand dollars per month in rent. With those costs, it is imperative that office space be utilized effectively and logically. Large 5 gallon containers of bottled water take up much needed real estate. Imagine how that square footage could be utilized, when empty.

Reduce Workplace Accidents

According to the National Academy of Social Insurance, employers incurred nearly $80 billion in worker’s compensation claims and associated costs.

Lifting 42 pound, 5-gallon bottles of water is strenuous. As simple as it may sound, the vast majority of workers who replace these jugs have no training on the proper technique for such heavy lifting and are in jeopardy of suffering a workplace injury. For most businesses, asking office staff to do this manual labor adds unnecessary risk to operating costs.

Maintain a Healthy Office: Keeping an “open system” clean and sanitary is challenging.

Bottled water coolers are open systems, meaning there’s a human element: a person must replace the bottles. Naturally, this person could add germs of bacteria to the mix when handling the top of the bottle. Microbiological contaminants in the air can also come into contact with the water supply.

The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) acknowledges this problem and recommends that bottled water coolers be sanitized every three months with gloves and bleach, a considerable challenge for most businesses to put into practice.

Additionally, there is growing concern about plastics that use the chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) as a hardening agent. Among the health problems BPA has been linked to are breast cancer, immune system damage, asthma, heart disease, and diabetes. Eight US states currently ban BPA in baby bottles, and Canada has gone to the lengths of declaring BPA a toxic substance. Many bottled water providers still use jugs that contain BPA that can leach out of plastic into the water supply, putting people at risk. Bottleless water coolers eliminate this concern.

The Right Water Cooler Solution for You

As with any business decision, one must consider all water solutions in order to be an informed consumer. However, when you give all of your business objectives careful consideration, the choice is clear: bottleless water coolers are the right fit.

Bottled Water Coolers
(from a delivery truck)
Bottleless Water Coolers
(from the source)
Costhidden costs; monthly charges varyone monthly rate for “all you can drink”
Employee Productivitytime lost spent managing inventorylow maintenance
Office Spacecluttered by extra bottlesspace only needed for coolers
Worker Safetyrisk in carrying & lifting 42-pound jugsno risk
Health Issuescontaminants such as germs, bacteria; BPA in plasticsanitation methods active 24 hours per day
Outside Visitorsfrequent office visits for bottle deliveryone preventive maintenance visit per year

Taste The Difference

A bottleless water cooler lets your whole office enjoy delicious, pure, healthy water for a fraction of the cost of bottled water, with greater convenience and a smaller carbon footprint.