Bottleless Water Dispensers

Vendor(s)

Type

Consumer, Industrial

Cost Savings

For the price of one gallon of bottled water, local residents can get 1,000 gallons of tap water. 

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.

Last updated

Last updated: 
October 7, 2014

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.

Citywide Contract

Special Purchasing Instructions

See discounted prices in the most recent Water Dispensing System Contract Award.

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Product Reviews

No more large plastic bottles laying around

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Great unit! SF water is better than that bottled stuff.

March 31, 2014

US Pure Water Filtration System

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

The Public Defender's office has had the US Pure Water system for almost 3 years and it has virtually eliminated the use of plastic water bottles. Staff like the water quality from the filtration system, and US Pure Water provides timely reminders of when it is necessary to change the filters.

March 31, 2014

Various Bottle-less Water Dispensing System

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

We have changed over to the Bottle-less Water Dispensing System for at least two years and it works wonderful. Filters are changed every 6 months and it doesn't break down easily.

March 31, 2014