Sector Issues

While bottled water is convenient and generally of a high quality, the negative impacts of bottled water on the environment, on one’s health, and on one’s back pocket is exorbitant. The commercial building sector falls prey to an ever-increasing demand for bottled water resulting in:

  • Logistics
    • Regular stock counts are required to determine when to re-order water.
    • Receiving, storing and distributing of bottles is cumbersome, time consuming and hazardous.
  • Health
    • Concerns of plastic containers leaching dangerous BPA’s into the water.
    • Questionable supplier’s promise of the quality of the bottled water.
  • Sustainability
    • Large carbon footprint associated with transporting bottled water, manufacturing the plastic bottles and the disposal thereof.
  • Financial
    • Increased fuel costs and toll-road charges could outstrip the supplier’s promise.

Cirrus Water Solution & Benefits

Cirrus water is created on-site on the roof of commercial buildings. The water is then piped through the buildings to chilled dispensers, coffee machines, urns and kettles.

  • Logistics
    • No stock counts and water re-ordering is required.
    • Cirrus water is piped directly to outlets, negating the need for bottle logistics.
  • Health
    • Food grade piping and dispensers eliminate the concerns of plastic bottles leaching BPA’s into the water.
  • Sustainability
    • Cirrus water has a greatly reduced carbon footprint because it is made on-site and piped directly to water outlets.
  • Financial
    • Fuel costs and disposal costs do not affect Cirrus water as the water is made on site.

Case Study

A study was conducted over a five-year period to measure the effectiveness of the installation of the Cirrus water solution at a commercial building. A massive cost saving of 44% was recorded compared to bottled water consumption, along with a largely reduced carbon footprint.

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