Bottleless Water Dispensers
Environmental & Health Information
Reduces climate change because it reduces oil used to make plastic bottles and fossil fuels to transport bottled water.
Criteria for Bottleless Water Dispensers
Info on this product category: Water Dispensers
Criteria for Water Dispensers
Drinking water should be provided through dedicated dispensers or faucets, but bottled drinking water should be avoided. Bottled drinking water is defined as water in a sealed rigid plastic bottle having a capacity of 21 fluid ounces or less.
Guide for City Staff
Excerpt from San Francisco Environment Code:
SEC. 2405. BARRING USE OF CITY FUNDS FOR PURCHASE OF BOTTLED WATER.
(a) No City officer, department, or agency (collectively, "department") shall use City Funds to purchase Bottled Water for its own general use. A department may use City Funds to purchase Bottled Water for uses specifically exempted from or allowed under this Chapter.
(b) It shall be City policy not to have drinking water systems in City offices or facilities that use plastic water bottles of any size where satisfactory alternatives exist and are feasible at the location under consideration. It shall further be City policy to conform drinking water systems in City offices or facilities to this goal where reasonable by the end of 2016.