If you work in the healthcare industry, you're probably accustomed to telling patients in your care to add more water to their daily routines. You probably also know that the quality of water consumed is almost as important as the quantity.
We've put together a guide to the best filtered drinking water systems for hospitals, healthcare centres and care facilities to help you lead by example. Read on to discover the best water dispensers for providing patients, visitors and staff with hygienic cold and hot water at their convenience.
As market-leading experts in drinking water, our team can supply and install boiling, chilled, sparkling and filtered water systems for all medical applications including sterilisation units. Contact The Water People today to discuss your options.
Giving people the healthy option
For any healthcare practice, it's essential to have a water dispenser to provide access to clean drinking water. Filtered water systems for dental and medical clinics can experience very high usage rates, and it's paramount to have a fully integrated drinking water solution that won't break down.
Many of today's water systems are designed specifically with healthcare and hygiene in mind. There are plenty of options to choose from including boiling and chilled filtered water taps, filtered water coolers, wheelchair-accessible drinking fountains and reverse osmosis filter systems.
When deciding which option is the right fit for your healthcare practice, it's a good idea to consult with leading water system experts who specialise in installing and maintaining filtered water systems across the healthcare industry. They will be able to provide you with a custom-built solution and share up-to-date knowledge and recommendations about the best water systems on the market.
So what's the best option out there?
Water dispensers with a reverse osmosis filter system are one of the most popular and reliable options available for dental and doctor's surgeries. They can be installed on a long-term maintenance plan to ensure you never have to deal with harmful chemicals, fluoride, chlorine, heavy metals, copper, sediment, dirt, rust, bacteria, viruses, cysts or other contaminants in your water again.
Reverse osmosis filtration works by using pressure to force water molecules across a semi-permeable membrane, removing up to 99% of contaminants and resulting in pure, delicious drinking water. The technology is powerful - to put it into perspective, desalination plants use reverse osmosis systems to turn salty water into fresh. It employs cross filtration rather than standard filtration, resulting in water that's as close to unadulterated H20 as you can get.
Reverse osmosis filter systems can also be used for sterilisation units, which makes installing a fully integrated reverse osmosis filter system at a dental or medical clinic an ideal solution.
Some our our most popular drinking systems for dental and medical clinics include:
- Waterlux Top Filled Bottled Cooler (Chilled and Ambient)
- Waterlux Mains Water Cooler (Chilled and Ambient)
- Waterlux Micro Chiller
- Billi Quadra Compact
- Zip Hydrotap Classic
Don't forget about upkeep
No matter what sort of filtered water system you choose for your healthcare practice or organisation, servicing and repairs are an absolute necessity. A good system only performs as well as it's maintained. A poorly managed or neglected can void any number of Occupational Health and Safety regulations.
Due to the high usage rates of filtered water systems at dental and medical clinics, it's not uncommon for drinking water dispensers to need maintenance sooner than the usual six months recommended for changing filters. Drinking water systems can be complex and difficult to service, and typically require the keen eye of a professional.
At The Water People, we develop a long-term service relationship with our healthcare clients to ensure we can always answer same-day emergency service calls and provide a regular maintenance service.