Water Coolers and Water Dispensers
A conventional water cooler can be a breeding ground for a range of bacteria.
Water Cooler Options
The most common form of water dispenser machine is wall mounted and connected to the building water supply for a continuous supply to the water cooler and electricity to run a refrigeration unit to cool the incoming water, and to the building waste disposal system to dispose of anything unused. Endless Water supplies Australia wide including Sydney, Melbourne,Brisbane and Gold Coast. Some of our popular models are freestanding mini towers plumbed direct to the water supply. These are becoming more popular in countries where it is not common to drink straight from the tap.
Drinking Water Fountains
Traditional water fountains In the standard wall-mounted options, also commonly referred to as a water fountain, water dispensers or drinking fountain or bubblers, have a small tank in the machine holds chilled water so the user does not have to wait for the water to be cooled. Water is delivered by turning or pressing a button on a spring-loaded valve located on the top of the unit, that turns off the water when released. Some devices also offer a large button on the front or side. Water is delivered in a stream that arches up allowing the user to drink directly from the top of the stream of water. These devices usually dispense water directly from the municipal water supply, without treatment or filtering but can be filtered as an option.
A free-standing water cooler design involves bottled water, usually treated in some way, placed spout-down into the cooler. To install the bottle, the bottle is tipped upside down and set onto the water cooler, a probe punctures the cap of the bottle and allows the water to flow into the coolers. These come in different sizes and vary from table units, intended for occasional use to floor-mounted units intended for heavier use. Bottled Water normally is delivered to the household or business by a Truck, where empty bottles are exchanged for full ones. Commonly a cup dispenser can be mounted to the side of the dispenser to keep disposable paper or plastic cups handy for use. The bottle size varies with the size of the unit with the larger versions in the US using 5 gallon bottles. The standard size elsewhere is 15 litres, and the containers are known in the beverage industry as 'bubble-tops', as bubbles raise and pop as the container fills. Some units offer a refrigeration function to chill the water cooler Sydney or Gold Coast. These units do not have a place to dump excess water, only offering a small basin to catch minor spills. On the front, a lever or push button dispenses the water into a cup held beneath the spigot. When the water container is empty, it is lifted off the top of the water dispenser, and automatically seals to prevent any access water still in the bottle not to fall.
Filtered Water Coolers
These gravity powered systems have a device to dispense in a controlled manner. Some versions also have a second water dispenser that delivers room temperature water or even heated water that can be used for tea, hot chocolate, or instant coffee. The water in the alternate hot tap is generally heated with a heating element and a hot tank (most coolers like the traditional hot water heaters used in residential homes). Additionally, the hot tap on the cooler is equipped with a push-in safety valve to prevent burns from an accidental or inadvertent pressing of the lever.