Sustainable Water Provision and your AquAid Water Dispenser

Sustainable Water Provision and your AquAid Water Dispenser

Irrespective of your take on climate change, radically changing weather patterns year on year or the crucial drop in natural water supply globally, there is no denying that the stats speak volumes:

771 Million people lack access to potable water.*

1.7 Billion People lack access to improved sanitation.

Approximately 60% of the global population lives without access to a toilet.

*stats from Water.org

The ramifications of these statistics and the volume of people it affects can seem quite daunting in terms of how to address this global issue.  The good news, though, is that there are multiple organisations that continue, year on year, to provide sustainable solutions to the lack of water and adequate sanitation to those in need.

Sustainability may seem like a 21st century buzzword – bandied about without much meaning, but the truth of it is – sustainability is vital in the provision of water and sanitation to those for who access to water is an ongoing fight for actual survival.

Sustainable water projects are those that include both short term and long-term solutions that pave the way forward by enabling a community to begin water related projects that may provide them with a capacity to earn an income or to trade their produce or services to others.

There’s much truth in the adage, ‘Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime’, but before we implement this philosophy, help is needed to provide water to communities that more often than not, do not have the most basic of infrastructures for a steady supply of water.

That’s why here at AquAid Water Coolers we have, since our humble beginnings over two decades ago, partnered with charities that not only provide emergency relief but also sustainable solutions to poverty around the globe, as is the case with Christian Aid and in the case of The Africa Trust, throughout Africa.

To learn more about the work that these organisations carry out, visit us at our website, and see how your water and water dispenser purchases are making a visible difference to others.

A Healthy Approach to the New Year

A Healthy Approach to the New Year

There are a large percentage of us Britons who make New Year’s Resolutions, but a very small percentage who keep them. Perhaps there is a better approach and in so doing, allowing resolutions to be a breeze to keep.

Research shows that as soon as we attach the word ‘resolution’ to intent, our resolve goes out the window; very soon after the resolutions were first made.

Imagine if we approached the dreaded res. dilemma with a new outlook. As an example: what if we started making decisions about the year ahead? If you think about it, we make decisions (the good, bad and the neither here or there) every day of our lives, but they are decisions nonetheless – no big deal.

So perhaps a good idea is to kick off the year is to haul out your New Year’s Resolution list, tack it up somewhere and re-word it, so it reads something like this:

Lose weight x        I’ve decided to walk to the office/shop/school.

Drink less x             For each tea or coffee I drink, I’m going to drink a glass of water.

Spend less x             For each 50p I save, I’m donating to a charity close to my heart.

Eat less                     I’ve decided to drink more water before each meal.

What decisions have you decided upon for this year then? Mine reads something like this:

I’ve decided to spend more time outdoors and to walk more.

I’ve decided to drink more water and less of the fizzy stuff, especially at work.

I’ve decided to create more awareness about how paying it forward truly makes a difference to others.

You get the gist of this decision-making vs. resolution failing, right? I’m just going to leave this here for you then.

From all of us at AquAid Water Coolers to all of you, every best wish for a splendiferous 2022.

Bottled Water Coolers. Bottle-Fed Water Coolers. Bottle Water Coolers. What’s the difference?

Bottled Water Coolers. Bottle-Fed Water Coolers. Bottle Water Coolers. What’s the difference?

Other than the differing terminology, essentially there is no difference.

Bottled, bottle-fed, bottle water coolers are ideal where portable water or a mains water supply is unavailable. The water coolers provide an efficient method of dispensing refreshing cool and chilled drinking water for any size business, in any industry, including big, medium or small offices, workspaces, construction sites, hotel and catering, schools, colleges and universities.

What is different are the benefits that come standard with every rental, purchase and installation of an AquAid water dispenser, be that a bottled or mains water cooler or water boiler. Benefits that include:

  • Free on-site survey to assess your water dispenser requirements. 
  • 48-Hours delivery and installation of bottle-fed water dispensers. 
  • With 23 branches across the UK, you have the benefit of an AquAid branch at your convenience.
  • Efficiency – whether you need additional bottled water delivered (usually within 24 hours) or you are benefitting from our automatic water cooler sanitisation every three months.
  • For every bottle of water we deliver, there is an automatic donation to the charities we support. Charities that implement clean water resources for thousands of communities in need across Africa.

Whatever your bottlefed, bottled or bottle water preferred terminology, contact us today and benefit from the AquAid difference.

 

Eventful November at the Water Cooler

Eventful November at the Water Cooler

November is a month chock full of occasions, annual observances, traditions and remembrances.

A brief glance:

01 Nov – All Saints’ Day

02 Nov – All Souls’ Day

04 Nov – Diwali

05 Nov – Guy Fawkes Night

the list goes on.

This may be due to November being a pivotal period of the year as we enter the final transition from late summer to winter and the close of yet another year.  Although the dropping temperatures and increase in blustery weather may make it difficult to believe, it’s still officially autumn in November.

With so many observances, traditions and events on the go this month it’s easy to understand that we may let our changing hydration needs slip by the wayside despite there being a simple and cost-effective solution. A solution as simple as switching from a chilled drinking water dispenser to a cool and piping hot drinking water dispenser.

With AquAid, you’re spoilt for choice – we supply a wide range of top-quality water coolers, water boilers and Instant Taps – all backed by our superlative services pre, during and post installation.

We invite you to visit our informative website and browse our water cooler selection, suitable for all industries and any size staff contingent, then contact our helpful team via e-mail, telephone or at the website.

Water and keeping cooler weather weight off!

Water and keeping cooler weather weight off!

When temperatures decrease to single digits, it’s understandable that our impulse to slow down, exercise less and drink less water, increases.

This impulse, however, isn’t that good for our health and well-being overall.  As it happens, there are loads of options we can take in the winter months that actually aren’t that difficult to follow and can keep as summer lean in the process.

Keep exercising

I’m not suggesting that you swim the Channel or go running in minus ten degree weather, but if you attend a gym, health fitness club, or simply walk or jog around your area, keep up with it. In cold months, your exertions will keep you nice and toasty while exercising, instead of trying to continuously cool down when you’re exercising in the summer months. Just remember to keep hydrated. You can become just as dehydrated when it’s cold as you can when it’s warmer. Drink water, lots of it.

If you don’t have access to a fitness club, exercise at home – there is tons of information on YouTube; on social media or on the internet in general that can give you adequate instruction on exercise regimes you can follow to keep toned up.

Bulk up with tasty, healthy food

Again, the instinct (which is hard wired into our genetic code) is to eat rich, fatty foods when it’s colder so we can bulk up and insulate ourselves. Thing is, we’re not seals and we don’t live in the Arctic (even if some days if may feel like it). There are loads of options to eat hearty, warming food without packing on the weight.

The food in season right now is plentiful and it makes good sense, because if you eat with the seasons, it keeps your spend on food down, as in-season food is more readily available.

From pears to parsnips and mackerel to mussels, there’s such a wide range food available this autumn, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Do not stop drinking water!

Throughout all of this, keeping up with exercising, eating the right food: the most important cooler weather regime is to keep up with drinking water.

If you are averse to cold water, then drink hot water – hot water infused with lemon or indeed any citrus – is a fantastic get up and go to begin the day.

If you’re dispensing drinking water from your water cooler in your office or workplace and the water’s a bit chilly, you can always adjust the thermostat or opt for a hot & cold water dispenser – AquAid has a wide range of high-quality water coolers, hot water boilers and hot & cold Instant Taps.

How AquAid’s Expertise Benefits our Customers

How AquAid’s Expertise Benefits our Customers

Here, at AquAid, offering our customers more than just the standard expected benefits is integral to our business.

Examples of our standard benefits are:

  • Offering an extensive range of high-quality water dispenser solutions to meet our customers’ requirements;
  • 48-Hour delivery time on our Bottle-Fed Water Coolers and 3 to 4 days on our Mains-Fed Water Coolers;
  • Water cooler installation and servicing by our WHA accredited engineers;
  • With the support from our customers, on-going donations to charities with a focus on implementing sustainable clean water resources for thousands of communities across Africa;

With over one hundred years of combined experience in the UK water dispenser market, AquAid are able to offer our customers significant value add benefits.

These include:

  • Extensive product and regional knowledge. This ensures that wherever your location across the UK, whether you have a small, medium or large organisation, we will install water dispensers that are a perfect fit for your drinking water needs
  • Every day, we continue to expand on over two decades of expertise, always making sure our customers reap the benefit from this knowledge.

We will be delighted to help you benefit from our experience and expertise: ensuring everyone in your entire organisation remains constantly refreshed and properly hydrated.

Like to find out more? Contact us at AquAid via any of our easy to reach channels:

Website: https://www.aquaidwatercoolers.co.uk/our-details

Telephone: 0800 772 3003

Email: info@aquaidwatercoolers.co.uk