How to Reduce Water Pollution

It is being increasingly reported that our oceans, rivers, and lakes are polluted around the world. Litter, plastics, and chemicals are some of the main culprits polluting our waters, but it is the habits of people and companies that are causing this. This kind of water pollution can contaminate our drinking water and also harm marine life and its habitat.

If you want to do your bit to reduce ocean pollution and other types of water pollution, then here are some simple changes you can make in your daily life.

Reduce single-use plastics

Plastic water bottles, drinking straws, and food and drink packaging are, unfortunately, polluting our waters in lots of different areas. Using fewer single-use plastics can make a big difference to this when we all make the effort. When you do need to use plastics, ensure that you dispose of them properly and recycle wherever possible.

Reduce microfibers

We’re likely to be contributing to plastic pollution even when we can’t see it. This is because so many products are made from plastics, such as polyester and nylon clothing. These clothes contain microfibers that can get washed away into various bodies of water. These microfibers can even be found in the seafood we eat as a result of being washed into the oceans. Avoiding synthetic clothing when possible and washing your clothes at a lower temperature can help with this problem.

Reduce litter

Not everyone is responsible when it comes to properly discarding of litter while they’re out and about. Trash discarded on beaches and around rivers can get washed into the water and contribute to pollution. If you want to do your bit in your local area, you can organize a beach clean-up, for example. Last year, the #Trashtag challenge went viral where people showed off the positive change they made to litter levels in their area.

Be careful of what you wash down your drain

It’s easy to discard a variety of things in the kitchen sink, but this could be polluting our waters. Chemicals that you use in your home are a common culprit. Some household cleaners may be suitable for the drain, but other chemicals can be extremely toxic and polluting. Always check the bottle before disposing of chemicals down your drain, and properly dispose of them or recycle them if possible.

Clean water is an essential part of our life, so we should all be trying to make small changes like these. We always recycle and properly dispose of our water bottles when delivering fresh spring water to homes and businesses across North Carolina and Virginia. Get in touch to find out more.


Buying vs. Renting a Water Dispenser

A water dispenser or water cooler can help to keep your employees happy and healthy, which in turn leads to increased productivity and even job satisfaction in your workplace. If you’re looking for a water dispenser for your office, then there are two main routes to take – buying or renting a water dispenser.

Which choice is right for you and your business? Read on for some of the pros and cons of buying vs. renting a water dispenser to help you decide.

Buying a water dispenser

It may sound obvious, but one of the main benefits of buying something rather than renting it is that you own it. This can give you greater control over the use and maintenance of your water dispenser. It also means that you can try to sell the unit if you decide you no longer need it, potentially earning back some of the money you spent on the purchase.

However, greater control over aspects like maintenance also means greater responsibility, unless you have a maintenance and repair agreement with the company you bought the cooler from. The other downside is that it is a greater upfront cost compared to renting, which can be a problem if you have limited funds.

Renting a water dispenser

Renting a water dispenser can be a great option if you are trialing the use of this kind of unit. It can be inconvenient if you commit to a large purchase and then later decide that you don’t need it. A monthly or annual rental agreement can make it easier and less costly if you later change your mind.

The smaller upfront cost can also make it more appealing, especially for start-up businesses furnishing their new offices. However, if you’re going to use your water dispenser for the foreseeable future, then the rental costs can really add up over the years.

Renting or buying from Mountain Park

At Mountain Park Spring Water, you can buy your own water dispenser for $225 when bought new or just $90 when bought used. Both options include a one-year warranty. Alternatively, you can rent a water dispenser for $84.95 per year, including any servicing or maintenance required. If you rent for more than one year, then your dispenser can be replaced with a freshly sanitized dispenser if you’d like.

If you’d like to buy or rent a water dispenser around Martinsville, VA, or High Point, Winston Salem, and Greensboro, NC, then contact Mountain Park Spring Water to find out more about our appliances and office water service.