Traditional water coolers, the kind that you often see office workers huddled around, are pretty gross. A Tufts University study found that bacteria from ten water coolers found on campus contained about 2000 organisms. That is four times the limit that the government recommends. But, what can you do? People, just like every other kind of life form, need water to survive. It makes up 50 to 75 percent of our body. People also need a place to congregate and talk about sports and stuff, like on television. The solution? Inexpensive, organism free bottleless water coolers.
Bottleless water coolers can either hook into the water supply of a building, like an espresso machine or Keurig, or they can be refilled the old fashioned way. They use carbon filters to remove trace chemicals, like chlorine or ammonia, from tap water, and the serve as a meeting place for office workers. Many bottleless water coolers also have a hot and cold water tap, letting your employees make tea or instant coffee at the water cooler. The high end versions have a control panel that let you control just how cool or how hot it will make the water. You might be concerned about electricity costs involved with keeping bottleless water coolers plugged in, but rest assured, the cost is minuscule in comparison to the cost of replacing water bottles. There are even high efficiency models that will reduce the cost of powering your bottleless water coolers even further.
Bottleless water coolers have a much higher capacity than standard coolers. The standard water cooler bottle is about 5 gallons, while the high capacity bottleless water coolers run between 10 and 17 gallons. However, they may be a little harder to fill unless they are professionally serviced, or hooked up to the water supply. Many bottleless water coolers distributors have a very attentive service plan, to make sure that your water is the safest it can be, and free from algae and bacteria.