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How do sparkling water taps work?

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The Water People
The Water People
November 21, 2019
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What is sparkling water, and how does a sparkling water tap work?

There is a reason expert baristas will serve sparkling water with espressos. It doesn't just cleanse your palate – it's also a refreshing drink to be enjoyed all year round.

But have you ever wondered what makes water 'sparkling'? And how exactly do sparkling water taps work?

The Water People specialises in providing top-of-the-line sparkling water filtration systems to a range of industries. We'll find a water system to suit you, and we'll take care of the ongoing maintenance – easy!

What is sparkling water, exactly?

Add pressurised carbon dioxide gas to normal tap water, and the result is carbonated, or 'bubbly' water. Sparkling water is fizzy and is a healthy alternative to other carbonated drinks like Coca Cola.

How do water taps create sparkling water?

The most common way to add carbon dioxide to water is via C02 canisters. These canisters contain highly pressurised gas. Here's how most top-of-the-line residential and water systems utilise C02 canisters to provide instant sparkling water.

  1. First, the water passes through water filters which contain activated carbon.
  2. With filters ranging as low as 0.2 microns in size, water systems strip nasty parasites like Giardia and Cryptosporidium, and particles like lead from drinking water.
  3. Then, carbonation is added.

What kind of sparkling water systems are available?

Most water systems dispense sparkling water via an all-in-one under-bench units. These comprehensive units include temperature controls, integrated safety switches, as well as the water filters and C02 canisters.

There is a range of taps which work with these main systems. And you can combine boiling water taps, chilled taps and sparkling taps with a regular hot and cold water tap for all water needs. You can get taps which:

  • Use touch-sensitive controls to dispense boiling, chilled and sparkling water
  • Use lever systems to trigger the aeration of the carbon canisters

You can choose different finishes, such as:

  • Chrome
  • Brushed chrome
  • Matte black
  • Matte

These flexible options mean you can find the perfect sparkling water filtration system to suit all residential and commercial spaces.

How to maintain your sparkling water system

If you run out of sparkling water, it's easy to replace C02 canisters. All you need to do is:

  • Turn the C02 bottle and regulator off
  • Dispense sparkling water until no more comes out
  • Remove the used bottle
  • Fit the new bottle and reconnect the regulator

Water filters need to be regularly updated as well. But if you rent or buy a sparkling water system from The Water People, we'll schedule regular maintenance for you. This way, you don't need to worry about forgetting to book your service. We'll rock up, do the job and you can continue using your system as usual.

Health benefits/concerns

sparkling water benefits

Even the ancient Romans thought minerals found in water had medicinal properties. Since then, we've made leaps and bounds in researching the healthy benefits of drinking mineral-rich carbonated water.

While the filters strip water of nasty bacteria, it retains healthy minerals like:

  • Calcium
  • Zinc
  • Magnesium

Some studies have shown that drinking water with healthy minerals helps with:

In fact, water system brand Zip has conducted a study which shows that 80 per cent of people who had access to a water filtration tap drink more water than those who don't.

Environmental benefits

If you don't have access to sparkling water on tap, one of the only other options is to buy bottled sparkling water from the supermarket or shops.

A million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute, and most bottles end up in landfill or the ocean. In addition, the production of plastic bottles creates carbon emissions. Sparkling water taps eliminate the need to purchase plastic bottles and encourage people to stop supporting the bottled water industry.

Best sparkling water taps

The Water People stocks a wide range of sparkling water taps across reputable brands like Zip and Billi. Some popular options include:

Billi Quadra

Billi Quadra tap

The Billi Quadra system comes complete with boiling, sparkling and chilled taps, as well as a separate mixer tap, to suit all your water needs. It comes in a stylish, streamlined design and features:

  • 50 degrees Celsius hot water, 85 litres per hour
  • 250 cups of boiling water per hour
  • 200 cups of chilled water per hour

Suited for: Offices, cafes, function centres, schools or aged care facilities

Zip Hydrotap Classic

Zip Hydrotap Classic tap

Th Zip Hydrotap Classic model comes with an integrated sub-micron filter so you can have fresh, clean water every time, and the 2.6kg C02 bottle is refillable – which is great for the environment. It features:

  • All-in-one instant chilled an sparkling filtered water
  • 4 different tap designs
  • Touch screen display with full-colour interactive technology

Suited for: Residences or smaller offices

The Water People work with the products we offer. We install them, maintain them, and honour warranties – so we only carry the best.

Family-owned and operated since 1990, we are industry leaders. We can customise our comprehensive range of premium products to suit any drinking water need. And we'll get the fit-out right, every time.

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