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The Benefits of Bottle Filling Stations
Posted on April 19, 2017 by North Shore Mechanical Contractors in News.
Drinking water is an essential aspect of staying healthy. When people do not have direct access to free water, they turn to less ideal methods of hydration, such as sugary soft drinks or expensive bottled water.
Bottled water is an especially poor choice because of the overall impact on the environment. Americans alone throw away tens of billions of plastic water bottles each year, which wreak havoc on our world’s natural resources.
What can be done to combat this pollution? The answer is simpler than you might think – bottle filling stations.
If you work in an environment – such as a hospital or school – where people are consistently drinking from water bottles, a bottle filling station is the way to go. These stations offer many immediate advantages.
Here are a few of those benefits:
No more wasted plastic. As this article mentioned above, plastic water bottles are constantly thrown out and not recycled, which is horrific for the natural world. By simply investing in an Elkay EZH20 bottle filling station, employees will be encouraged to use them consistently. This will reduce your facility’s carbon footprint.
People will save money. Refilling a reusable bottle multiple times each day is much less expensive than constantly buying plastic bottled water. If someone were to cut back on 150 bottles each year, for example, that would result in an annual savings of over $200. This is well worth the investment for everybody involved.
These stations are clean. For hospitals especially, where sanitation is key, these stations offer a healthy way to get water. The recessed spout of a bottle filling station and sensor-activated mechanism keep the risk of spreading bacteria and viruses from hands very low. These stations are as close to germ-free as possible.
For more information on installing a quick, easy and clean bottle filling station, call NSMC Service and Small Projects Division at (978) 774-9800, extension 15.
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