We’re very pleased with the units supplied by MIW Water Cooler Experts, and their assistance on this project has been invaluable. Our pupils can now stay hydrated easier, which has been proven to improve concentration and their overall health, and are no longer wasting money on plastic bottles. We’re looking forward to installing more refill stations in the future to help us achieve our plastic free goals.
Glyn Griffith, Business Manager - The Charter School North Dulwich
Staff and students at University of Chester enjoy 'doing their bit' by reusing bottles, and with it being free of charge it is far better than paying for each bottle and wasting money on single-use plastics. For example, one of our machines saved 66,000 bottles in the space of 12 months which is fantastic.
Nick Dudley, Estate Development - University of Chester
We want our students to have every opportunity to hydrate and MIW drinking fountains provide chilled filtered water from the bubbler valve in addition to the bottle filling option – exactly what we needed!
Ray Fulton, Estate and Facilities Manager - Bedford Modern School
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Schools, colleges and universities have very specific needs when it comes to providing student drinking facilities. That they are provided is an absolute must, to maintain student hydration and consequently concentration, encourage a healthier lifestyle and to help reduce the environmental impact of the organisation. The question is not whether drinking fountains and bottle fillers should be installed, but rather which ones might be better for your school.
MIW Water Cooler Experts is the UK’s leading authority on indoor and outdoor water bottle filling stations. The company has had more than 30 years’ experience working with schools, universities and in other educational environments. As such, we’ve built up a good idea of what schools need from their hydration facilities.
Meeting the needs of schools, colleges and universities
There are three main criteria that most educational establishments require from their water dispensers.
At MIW, we have an exclusive selection of specialist products that we manufacture specifically for schools. Our drinking fountains and bottle fillers have largely been designed for hands-free or push-button operation, making them easy to use for all age groups and all abilities. They are also wheelchair accessible, to ensure that no one is excluded from being able to enjoy water on demand. The plumbed units are connected directly to the mains water feed, so there is no need for additional consumables and there is a constant supply of clean, fresh drinking water whenever it is needed. This also helps to reduce the need for maintenance. While our range of innovative new water stations with inbuilt lead reduction and UV filtration systems destroy 99.99% of harmful waterborne microorganisms without adding chemicals or changing the taste or odour of your water. This ensures that water stays as clean, fresh and pure as possible, while protecting pupils from potential contaminates such as E. coli and legionella.
We also make a point of specialising in WRAS-approved equipment. So, every bottle filler, drinking fountain and watercooler is completely safe and guaranteed to comply with any Government and/or water authority guidelines.
The essential functionality of a bottle filler or drinking fountain will always be its main draw. But there are additional features that can make some units more suited to the school environment than others. Ergonomically designed drip trays can prevent spills and slip hazards. Inbuilt drainage systems can be useful for avoiding over-flow water stagnation. Cooling systems can help increase the appeal of drinking water year-round. And new GreenSpec™ technology makes MIW’s Eco-Dispenser range among the most low-energy, environmentally friendly chilled bottle fillers around.
We also provide a customisation service. So if you can’t find a bottle filler or drinking fountain that perfectly suits your needs, we can add or remove features until all your requirements are met.
All of these things can make the difference between a good water dispenser and a great one. And, vitally, make the difference in how pupils engage with them.
It’s not just about the equipment
As important as the choice of water dispenser for your school might be, at MIW we’re aware that there are other significant considerations. The reliability and reputation of the company you’re working with. The available aftercare and guarantees. And, as an absolute priority, the safety of your students.
MIW is so committed to providing a responsible, accountable service that every one of our engineers is DBS vetted prior to appointment. We do everything that we possibly can to ensure that our customers receive the best service from experienced, trustworthy engineers. We will never be responsible for exposing vulnerable people – children, the elderly, or anyone else – to potential threat.
Where it is wanted, we offer a detailed aftercare service for our clients. We can sanitise, maintain and service all drinking fountains, bottle fillers and water coolers, offering periodic upgrades where relevant. All units are also covered by up to a 5 year guarantee. We have never prioritised the easy sale. For us, business is about building relationships, and you need trust to do that.
Every school, college and university has different needs, so we provide a range of buying options. From simple equipment purchase to purchase and installation, and turnkey rental and maintenance agreements. Whatever your organisation needs, MIW can find a solution to help.
By providing free, fresh drinking water to your students you are not only helping them to adopt a healthier lifestyle and aiding concentration, but encouraging an important culture change towards sustainability. Plastic drinks bottles are among the most common items of
As a small, family-run business, MIW has always had the community at heart. We believe in the importance of social responsibility. That’s why we’ve played a significant role in the plastic-free movement. We are stakeholders in the #OneLess Project. We donated equipment and engineer’s time to the London Drinking Fountain Fund. And we work closely with a range of charities, including Eco Schools, Refill, Keep Britain Tidy, Keep Scotland Beautiful and Keep Wales Tidy.
If you would like any information about instilling a refill culture in your school and the equipment needed achieve that, MIW would be delighted to help.