There is a constant struggle on whether or not bottled water is the best option for drinking. We’re here to tell you it isn’t, but we will explain why water purification units are better and safer for you. After you read this information, you’re going to want to give us a call. We will let you all decide in the end what is suitable for your office and employees.

Germs in water droplet illustration

The public commonly thinks that bottled water is safe to drink. However, in 2018, a study tested over ten bottled water brands from nine countries. The result from this testing proved that 93% of the bottles contained microplastic contamination. Microplastic contamination is when there are tiny plastic particles are in the water that can be consumed. Not to mention the unsanitariness of the dispenser itself. Typically, the water bottles sit in a reservoir that is part of the dispenser. This spot is often forgotten about and never gets sanitized, promoting the growth of algae and mold. The result is usually a green, slimy fungus that ends up being ingested. Consuming mold or algae can have detrimental effects on your health. 


The jugs themselves can weigh from 42-43 pounds. This weight can be brutal for some to pick up significantly in an office atmosphere. When you’re using water jugs in your office, you open up the business to workers’ comp lawsuits and injury to your employees. Replacing these jugs can injure your back, neck, and hands.

Businessman lugging around a heavy jug of water to the water cooler