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Bottled vs Plumbed Water Coolers

Bottled vs Plumbed Water Coolers

Finding it hard to decide whether or not to buy a water cooler dispenser? Perhaps you’ve already decided to buy one and now the question is plumbed in or bottle.

Both the bottled water cooler and the plumbed water cooler performs many similar functions and are suitable for most environments.

Water is precious: 8 simple tips on how to save water at home

Water is precious: 8 simple tips on how to save water at home

The reduction in potable water consumption is one of the priorities of Agenda 2030 UN. We can all contribute to a more sustainable development through more careful and responsible choices. Here's where to start.

We must be conscious of our domestic water consumption water consumption, remembering that saving water means polluting less. In fact, water requires a lot of energy to be purified, purified and transported. Consumption by water infrastructure is estimated at 0.83 kWh / m3, or 2.1% of the national energy requirement.
How to Clean a Water Cooler

How to Clean a Water Cooler

In order to reap the health benefits and enjoy the refreshing taste of filtered water, your cooler or fountain needs to be maintained and cleaned on a regular basis. Here is a comprehensive guide on how to clean a water cooler.
Stay Hydrated - Heat Awareness

Stay Hydrated - Heat Awareness

We all look forward to the summer heat, but it's important that we all take steps to ensure that we are prepared for the hot weather so that we don't suffer from heat exhaustion, or worse, heatstroke. Find out more. 
Team Culligan at The Kent Construction Expo

Team Culligan at The Kent Construction Expo

On Thursday 7th October, Culligan took part in The Kent Construction Expo; the largest construction industry event in the South East. The Kent Construction Expo is a platform for leading construction suppliers to exhibit and provide visitors with information and services for the industry, varying from Building Materials, Renewable Energy, Building Systems and much more.
110v Water Coolers: Providing Construction Sites with Hassle-Free Water

110v Water Coolers: Providing Construction Sites with Hassle-Free Water

A water cooler is a staple of the construction site. Not only is the provision of safe drinking water a legal necessity [1] but the water cooler is also often a great place for colleagues to socialise while on a job.
There is unfortunately a gulf between the water coolers that many companies offer and those which are suitable for construction sites. This is because many water coolers use a 240v system. Whereas most sites are required by their insurance as well as health and safety advice to use 110v systems, for all their non-cabin electricals [2].
Return to the Office: Are you prepared?

Return to the Office: Are you prepared?

Finally, the restrictions relating to COVID-19 have been lifted. We look at what that means for office and workplaces. We all miss those 'water cooler moments', so how do we ensure our return to the communal office is safe?
World Refill Day 2021

World Refill Day 2021

Wednesday 16th June 2021 is the annual World Refill Day. Today, we'd like to share some tips on how you can do your bit towards reducing plastic-waste when keeping hydrated.
Staying Hydrated While Working From Home – 5 Easy Tips

Staying Hydrated While Working From Home – 5 Easy Tips

Whilst employees continue to settle into working from home for the next few weeks, we at The Water Cooler Company want to make sure you are doing everything you can to stay healthy and hydrated. That’s why we have produced this handy guide for you to print off, or save to your desktop, with 5 easy tips for staying hydrated while working from home. 


Gyms reopen on July 25, how will members stay hydrated safely?

Gyms reopen on July 25, how will members stay hydrated safely?

Many gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools across the UK are reopening on Saturday, July 25th, with new measures such as reduced capacity and temperature checks to protect customers from Covid-19. In a world before coronavirus customers might be happy to fill their water bottle from a drinking fountain or water cooler, however as gyms reopen will these same water machines be readily available for shared, public use?

Let’s look at the options for gyms and members...



The Office Water Cooler in a Post-COVID World

The Office Water Cooler in a Post-COVID World

What will our offices look like in a post-COVID world? A good portion of our customers are office-based and tell us they plan to go back to normal office working in September. But what will the new ‘normal’ look like?
How does UV light sanitise drinking water?

How does UV light sanitise drinking water?

You may have been hearing a lot about UV light over the past few days, specifically because the US President suggested it to treat coronavirus patients. 

There is a type of ultraviolet light that does kill viruses, it’s called UVC. It is dangerous to human skin, and quite rightly, the global medical community have rejected President Trump’s suggestion. However, UVC light is an extremely effective tool against decontamination and sanitisation. It has been used in hospitals for years. It is also the best way to kill viruses in water.  

So how does UVC work, and how effective is the use of ultraviolet light in drinking fountains, water refill stations, and dispensers to provide safe drinking water?

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