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Bottleless Water Coolers vs. Bulk Water Delivery
for Your Business

An In-Depth Look at the Pros & Cons of Each Option

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Did you know that the average American consumes about 58 gallons of water per year? That’s a lot of water, and a lot of bottles. If you’re a business owner, you might be wondering how to provide your employees and customers with the best water supply possible–without breaking the bank or harming the environment.

Two Main Choices

While tap water is always an option, it’s not quite as clean as you might assume–and it doesn’t taste great, either. With tap water eliminated, there are two main solutions that you can choose from: bottleless water coolers and bulk water delivery. Both have their pros and cons, and the right choice depends on your business needs and preferences. We’ll compare the benefits and drawbacks of both options and show you why bottleless water coolers are the best choice for your business.

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Pros & Cons of Bottleless Water Coolers

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Benefits of Bottleless Water Coolers

Simplify your company’s drinking water budget with an affordable fixed monthly fee. On average, businesses who switch from bottle water to an Aqua Chill purification system save about $1/gallon, or around 30% savings in most cases.

Save Money

Bottleless water coolers can save you up to 50% on your water bills and eliminate the delivery fees that you pay for bottled water. You only pay a one-time installation fee and a monthly rental fee, which covers the maintenance and sanitation service as well.

Save Space

Bottleless water coolers are compact and sleek, and do not take up much space in your office or workplace. They also reduce the clutter and mess that comes with storing and replacing bottles.

Save Time

Bottleless water coolers are convenient and hassle-free. You don’t have to worry about ordering, storing, or replacing bottles. You don’t have to lift or carry heavy bottles. You don’t have to deal with empty bottles or recycling issues. You just enjoy the water whenever you want.

Refreshing Filtered Water

Bottleless water coolers use advanced filtration systems that remove contaminants, impurities, and odors from your water. They also chill the water to the optimal temperature, ensuring that it is fresh and tasty. They also provide better water quality than bottled water, which can leach chemicals from the plastic bottles or become contaminated during storage or transportation.

Variety & Customization

Bottleless water coolers give you more options and flexibility when it comes to your water supply. You can choose from hot, cold, sparkling, and flavored water, depending on your mood and preference. You can also adjust the temperature and carbonation levels to suit your taste. You can also personalize your water dispenser with your logo, colors, or message, enhancing the image and reputation of your business.

Reduced Environmental Impact

Bottleless water coolers are eco-friendly and sustainable as they eliminate the need for plastic bottles–which are a major source of pollution and waste. They also reduce the carbon footprint of your business, as they do not require any transportation or delivery services. They also conserve water, as they only filter the water that you need, unlike bottled water, which wastes a lot of water during production and packaging.

Improved Health & Safety

Bottleless water coolers are safer and healthier than bottled water delivery. They eliminate the risk of contamination, as they filter the water on demand and do not expose it to air or bacteria. They also reduce the exposure to germs, as they do not require any human contact or handling. They also prevent injuries, as they do not require any heavy lifting or carrying of bottles.

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Drawbacks of Bottleless Water Coolers

Break your business free from the plastic loop. Having your workplace’s drinking water available right on tap means you won’t need to buy single-use plastic water bottles or rely on large plastic jugs for your clean water supply.

Requires Power & Water

Bottleless water coolers depend on the availability and quality of your water source and electricity supply. If there is a disruption or outage in either of them, your water dispenser will not work properly. You also need to make sure that your water source meets the minimum pressure and flow requirements for the water dispenser to function optimally.

Requires Maintenance

Bottleless water coolers need to be serviced and sanitized every 6 to 12 months, depending on the usage and water quality. Depending on your provider, such as when you work with Aqua Chill, this service is usually included in the rental fee. Maintenance is often quick and can be scheduled at a time that is convenient for your organization.

Potential Malfunctions

Bottleless water coolers are machines, and like any machine, they can break down or malfunction. If this happens, you will need to contact the service provider and wait for them to fix the problem, which can take some time and affect your water supply. Fortunately, regular maintenance performed by your water cooler provider can help prevent unexpected malfunctions.

Pros & Cons of Bulk Water Delivery

Benefits of Bulk Water Delivery

Benefits of Bulk Water Delivery

Don’t worry about running out of drinking water again. Your workplace’s supply will be purified directly from the facility’s pipes, saving your company from having to constantly replace, sanitize and refill heavy water containers. Water delivery service is just one more unnecessary thing that employees have to think about in their busy day-to-day operations.

Consistent Water

As long as you’re partnered with a reliable distributer, bulk water delivery ensures that you always have water available in your office or workplace, regardless of the quality or availability of your water source or electricity supply. You can also choose the amount and type of water that you want, and have it delivered to your door.

A Range of Sizes

Bulk water delivery gives you the option to choose from different bottle sizes, such as 5-gallon, 3-gallon, or 1-gallon bottles, depending on your needs and preferences. However, the smaller the size, the more often you’ll need to swap bottles, and the larger the size, the more cumbersome this swap can be.

Consumption Flexibility

Bulk water delivery allows flexibility in regards to your requirements according to your demand and usage. You can adjust your water order depending on the season, the number of employees, or the events you have. However, you will need to properly calculate your water consumption needs to ensure you have enough available until your next delivery. Depending on the terms you have with your bulk delivery company, you may be able to cancel or change your order at any time without penalty.

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Drawbacks of Bulk Water Delivery

Eliminate the need for your employees to lift heavy 5 gallon bottles and risk a workplace injury. Some companies need there to be limited access to their premises for security reasons – all the more reason to eliminate all unnecessary deliveries, especially for something as vital as water!

Requires Power & Water

Bottleless water coolers depend on the availability and quality of your water source and electricity supply. If there is a disruption or outage in either of them, your water dispenser will not work properly. You also need to make sure that your water source meets the minimum pressure and flow requirements for the water dispenser to function optimally.

Takes Up Space & Creates Clutter

Bulk water jugs can take up a lot of space in your office or workplace, as you have to store both the full and empty jugs. They can also create clutter, so you’ll need to ensure you have storage to keep these bottles out of sight and out of the way.

Takes Up Time & Creates Hassle

Bulk water delivery requires of time and can create hassles, as you have to order, store, and replace the bottles. You have to keep track of your inventory, keep track of your orders, and wait for deliveries. You also have to lift, carry, and install the heavy bottles, which can weigh over 40 pounds each when full. You also have to replace the bottles on the water cooler, which can be cumbersome.

Increases Environmental Impact

Bulk water delivery increases the environmental impact and carbon footprint of your business, as it consumes a lot of resources and generates a lot of waste. The delivery process also generates a lot of greenhouse gases during transportation.

Potential Health Risks

Water jugs can get dirty from sitting or storage and during transport, so it’s important that these bottles are cleaned properly by your bulk water service before use or your staff and guests may consume contaminants. This water can also become contaminated during the storage or transportation of the bottles, as they can be exposed to heat, light, air, or bacteria. In addition, water dispensers can harbor germs and bacteria if they aren’t sanitized regularly by you or your staff.

Why Choose Us?

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Personalized Service

Don’t get stuck dealing with the clunky automated call systems, confusing water service call centers, or pushy water cooler sales teams of larger competitors. When you call Aqua Chill of Austin, you can connect directly with the owner to get straight to the point and discuss your business’ unique Austin water purification & bottleless water dispenser needs.

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Excellent Value

Choose us for your switch to a bottleless workplace and save hundreds on upfront and recurring fees. If you sign an agreement of 12 months or more, we provide free dispenser / water cooler installation, service calls and preventative maintenance (this includes dispenser filter changes and cooler cleanings). Plus, all your equipment will be guaranteed.

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Rapid Dispatch

Get the filtered water services you need as soon as you need them. Whether it’s installing a new purification system/ filtration system or servicing and maintaining an existing one, our team is always ready to arrive at your workplace within 24–48 hours. You won’t have to worry about going without pure, clean drinking water again.

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Professional Maintenance

Have confidence in knowing your Aqua Chill dispenser system is an investment that will last. We visit our Austin water clients to perform maintenance twice a year at a minimum—more often than most competitors—to ensure optimum performance and longevity of your water dispenser. Thorough testing, sanitizing, and parts replacement as needed ensures you’re always getting the cleanest, best-tasting water possible out of your system.

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