Whether you are running a business in the hospitality industry – a café, bar, restaurant or hotel, for example. Or, you manage a busy office, a school, leisure club or any other organisation, you owe it to your visitors and customers to offer them fresh, clean water to drink.
You owe it to them because drinking water is so essential to a healthy mind and body – preventing dehydration and the ill-effects that go with it. Indeed, the NHS Eat Well Guide says that we should drink 6 to 8 glasses of fluids – about 1.2 litres – a day.
Although more and more people seem to be taking that message on board, the evidence is, unfortunately, piling up in the number of single-use plastic bottles piling up in our rubbish bins – or, even worse, idly discarded by the roadside or in hedgerows.
Try as we might, recycling efforts have still some way to go. A parliamentary briefing paper, published on the 30th of September 2019, points out that the UK uses around 5 million tons of plastic a year – most of it used in packaging, including single-use plastic bottles of water.
In the absence of effective recycling, much of this ends up in landfill or as litter, where it fails to decompose naturally and may last for centuries.
Your organisation can avoid any of these problems by installing a filtered drinking water system.
It is a solution that not only demonstrates your commitment to sustainability as an environmentally responsible company, business or institution, but is also likely to prove considerably cheaper than buying in pre-packaged plastic bottles of water.
Filtered drinking water systems come in various shapes and sizes, suitable even for working environments where space is at a premium.
So, there are space-saving undercounter systems that leave work areas, counters and bars uncluttered; freestanding systems to meet higher demand; and, systems that dispense clean, freshly filtered water – still or sparkling – to as many taps and dispensers as you choose.
Thanks to these filtered drinking water systems, you may dispose of plastic bottles altogether and instead employ entirely reusable glass bottles, to your chosen design and personalised with your company logo – and reiteration of your commitment to sustainability and care for the environment.
Once installed, systems such as these are likely to save you money, too. You will save the cost of buying in pre-packaged plastic bottles, of course, but also the hidden expense of finding storage space for such relatively bulky items.
Depending on the volume of water consumed and the price you are currently paying for each plastic bottle of water, you may find that your budget for providing healthy, premium-tasting, freshly filtered water is slashed by as much as a half.
Use our water cost calculator to see how much money you could save