A healthy man needs to drink at least 3 litres of water per day, while a healthy woman needs to have a daily water intake of at least 2.2 litres.
On average, your full-time employees spend at least one-third of their day at the office. Thus, employees should get at least one-third of their daily water intake from the bottled office water cooler.
This article explains why the bottled cooler might be repelling your employees from drinking water in the office and why you need to replace this cooler with a filtered bottle-less version.
The Chemicals In Plastic
Plastic bottles are manufactured using various chemicals, some of which are hazardous to human health. Bisphenol A is an example of these chemicals, and it's closely associated with female reproductive health problems and interference with the endocrine system in both sexes.
The dangerous chemicals can leach into drinking water when the plastic bottle is exposed to heat or when it wears out. If the bottled cooler goes, it goes with its harmful chemicals.
The Water Source
You cannot guarantee that bottled water came from a spring simply because its label says so. Neither can you guarantee that bottled water is pure simply because it's presented as purified water. In this regard, it's understandable why your employees don't want to drink from the cooler.
A filtered, bottle-less cooler provides a solution to both problems. For one, bottle-less coolers are connected to the mains water supply. There are no doubts with regards to the water source. Secondly, the bottle-less cooler has built-in filters that purify the water that flows through the cooler. There will be no doubt about how pure the office water is.
The Compromised Hygiene
Last but not least, the bottled cooler needs to go because it easily allows for a compromised level of hygiene in the water that your office is supposed to depend on. First, there's the fact that constant contact with the source of water (the plastic bottle) is unavoidable. Employees will come into contact with the bottle as they fetch water, and they'll have to handle its bottleneck whenever water runs out and a new bottle has to be installed on the cooler.
The two scenarios create fertile ground for the contamination of drinking water. Filtered, bottle-less coolers eliminate contact between employees and the source of water being dispensed through the cooler. Because there are no bottles to be replaced with this type of cooler, chances of contamination during bottle changes are eliminated.