When it comes to stocking your break room with water, you have three options. You can use bottled water, install a water filter, or install a water cooler.
The bottled water option includes 12.9-ounce bottles, 16-ounce bottles, and 20-ounce bottles. This is a good option if you have a refrigerator in your break room and you have employees that like drinking bottled water. The set-up expense is cheaper than installing a water filtration system, but the ongoing expense is greater since the water filtration system is a one-time expense.
If your break room is equipped with tap water and your employees are content with drinking from the source, then a water filtration system could be good for your office break room.
This also saves space. You don’t have to stock your fridge with bottled water or install a bulky water cooler. The water filtration system sits in your cabinet under your sink. It is out of the way and not visible to the eyes, making your break room more attractive and comfortable for your employees.
With this option, there’s no limit to the supply of your drinking water. Counter-top models and free standing units are available.
A water cooler is a great option for your office if you don’t mind have paper cups hanging around. You can choose cook, cold, or hot water units. The water cooler is a great option for boosting office morale as many employees like to “meet at the water cooler” for a short break. You just have to be careful that it doesn’t become a distraction.
All of these options are great for any office or break room. You’ll have to study cost, space, and your employee preferences. It’s whatever works for your company.