Benjamin Franklin said ‘the bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten’ – and his words remain true more than 200 years later. So often people will shop around for an essential item and be lured by the price tag, thinking that they’re making a huge saving, when in actual fact what they’re not taking into account is what the long-term costs of buying ‘cheap’ may be.
A good example is the fact that many stationery or office supplies stores now sell water coolers, bottled water and water cooler care kits. It might seem convenient to shop for all your office supplies in one place, but the decision-making process regarding the quality of a water cooler and the many health and productivity benefits it brings to your employees is very different to the decision-making process required when selecting office paper or printer cartridges – and if you did need assistance with regards to what water solution would be ideal for your office, the chances of the sales person being an expert on water coolers and what would best suit your needs is slim.
Apart from what might seem convenient, people are also often attracted to the price tag – water coolers, bottled water or even hygiene kits may be cheaper at one of these stores, but at this point it’s wise to remember Franklin’s words ‘the bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price’. Something that might cost you less today will more than likely cost you more tomorrow.
What happens when the water cooler needs a service or it breaks and needs repairing – have you taken into account the cost of servicing, or exorbitant call out fees and repairs? How about the water bottles – are they reusable and once their life span is complete, do you know if they’re being recycled responsibly by the supplier? And what of the water cleaning kits – are they doing a proper job of sanitising the machine or is the hygiene questionable?
Choosing a reputable supplier like AquAid might seem more expensive initially, but their level of expertise and service is unsurpassed; all costs are included in the rental agreement, so there are no nasty surprises down the road; they care about their carbon footprint so all products are recycled responsibly; they deliver high-quality products at all times; and they are also socially responsible – a percentage of sales is donated to Christian Aid and the Africa Trust. It’s a win-win situation, so spend wisely today and save tomorrow – call AquAid on 0800 772 3003 to find out more.
In a market where you may be forgiven thinking that like = like, it’s good to remind ourselves of why having a water cooler from AquAid is really the best idea:
The first benefit almost goes without saying: Whichever AquAid water cooler you choose to have installed in your premises, you will have access to chilled (and hot) drinking water throughout your working day.
The second benefit is that you will be relying on a company that has more than 20 years’ experience in the provision of high quality water coolers, water and water related products.
Reach is the third benefit – with over 22 branches throughout the UK, you will be supplied by a local depot staffed by a team who are familiar with the area and your requirements.
Fourth benefit: Your environment. We’re very cognisant of our carbon footprint. Having a local AquAid means we minimise our footprint by being able to travel shorter distances to deliver your water and service and sanitise your water cooler. We also re-use our water bottles (up to 35x) and then recycle the bottles in a responsible manner. The cups we supply are made from a single type of plastic which means they are much easier to recycle; we are also hard at work encouraging our customers to adopt recycling practices wherever they are in the UK..
The fifth benefit is also one of our most important and one we are most proud of: Since our inception some 20 years ago, Aquaid have partnered with the charities Christian Aid and the Africa Trust. These donations have enabled these charities to continue with the vital role they play in the lives of millions of people. This is achieved through donating a portion of our sales for each bottle of water delivered and each mains-fed cooler installed. The result of these donations (to date) is in excess of £13,000,000 provided for the implementation of sustainable water projects which have helped more than 5 million people.
Value adds inherent as part of our brand
With each Mains-Fed cooler installed at a school, we provide 100 water refillable water bottles for the children, to help encourage them to keep drinking water.
We also provide hydration awareness posters which clearly and simply illustrate good hydration practices, thereby enabling a healthier, more productive lifestyle, whether at the workplace or at school.
To enjoy all of these (and more) benefits while simply keeping refreshed, don’t delay, contact us at AquAid – we’ll be delighted to assist.
It’s easy to see why the 21st Century water dispenser is one of AquAid’s most popular Mains-Fed water dispensers.
The AquAid 21st Century Water Dispenser is the largest capacity machine on the market. This water dispenser, which is plumbed into your mains supply, uses a special 11ℓ cold water reservoir which is almost 4 times larger than the tanks in other Mains Fed dispensers.
This machine is a real work horse and is well suited for installation in areas where there is a very high usage or where people constantly refill their water bottles.
The AquAid 21st Century offers an option of anti-bacterial taps which are specifically for use in high usage areas. These silver impregnated taps are excellent for killing bacteria, reducing the likelihood of cross contamination.
Due to its large water capacity this Mains-Fed Water Dispenser is only available as a floor standing model.
The 21st Century is best suited for installation in high usage areas such as Large Companies; Medical Facilities; Universities, Colleges and Schools.
Servicing and sanitising your 21st Century High Capacity Cooler
Not only do we provide top quality water coolers like the 21st Century, we also install and service the machines for you. All of our machines are installed by our EDWCA accredited service technicians and as per the EDWCA guidelines; we sanitise all mains-fed water dispensers every 6 months.
For all your water and water cooler requirements, contact us at AquAid today. With over 20 years of experience and more than 22 branches nationwide, we’re perfectly positioned to provide you with the right water dispenser to meet your drinking water requirements.
Corporate Social Responsibility and your AquAid water dispenser
Installing an AquAid 21st Century Mains Fed Water Dispenser benefits not only you and your staff, by supplying you with drinking water at a push of a button, but also those in need on other continents.
Should you install four Mains Fed plumbed-in water dispensers, a water well, bearing your organisation’s name, will be built in Africa on your behalf.
However, be assured that If you don’t take 4 plumbed-in units, we will still donate a portion of the revenue from our sales to the charities that we support.