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ELC0313 1 FNL (1)The latest product from Zip Water UK may mean architects and specifiers never again have to specify a commercial drinking water system that uses plastic water bottles. The company behind the infamous HydroTap has developed Zip HydroChill, a high-capacity filtered, chilled drinking water range which completely removes the need for unsustainable plastic bottles.

Designed for offices and hospitality areas, the HydroChill range caters for up to 280 litres per hour of chilled, sparkling or ambient filtered water – equivalent to 373 bottles (750ml). With on-counter or below-counter options and flexible packages depending on usage requirements, the new range has been created to meet any need.

Alongside its ability to provide vast amounts of chilled water – perfect for filling re-useable glass bottles – its 3 micron Zip MicroPurity filtration system ensures that the water dispensed is safe, pure-tasting and free from contaminants. This means that those who dislike the taste of tap water have access to great-tasting water without the need to buy plastic bottles.

“The use of plastic water bottles in commercial environments is a huge contribution to environmental damage, and is completely unnecessary”, comments Russell Owens, marketing director at Zip Water UK. “We know how important it is to have a healthy drinking water supply readily available – it’s been proven to directly impact productivity after all – but it’s important that those specifying know that there are sustainable options out there.

“Even more concerning is that alongside the presence of microplastics in tap water, a recent study* also discovered microplastics in bottled water – in fact 93 percent of the bottled water tested showed evidence of plastic contamination,” continues Russell. “Drinking water systems such as the HydroChill range are mains-fed with excellent filtration systems, ensuring that the water delivered is healthy and sustainable.”

The easy to install and use range includes benefits such as portion control for filling bottles, purchase and rental options and a complete after-care package for peace of mind. This package – HydroCare – includes an annual service, technical support and full breakdown cover.

“Whether the brief is to provide water for meetings and conferences or to keep numerous staff hydrated, we can provide great-tasting water in an instant,” continues Russell. “We would encourage anyone responsible for specifying a commercial drinking water supply to look at whether they currently use plastic water bottles and how much plastic waste this creates. Architects and specifiers are in a very influential position when it comes to helping businesses to reduce plastic waste, so we’re happy to help them make the right decision.”

Zip also offers a range of glass water bottles and accessories to be used alongside the HydroChill range.

As part of Zip’s ongoing commitment to helping businesses reduce their use of plastic bottles, it is spearheading a new campaign. Reuse Refill Refresh aims to promote refreshment and hydration without the use of single-use plastic bottles.

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*Study commissioned by Orb Media, 2018.

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