School water dispensers should be safe, mains-fed (to minimise maintenance) and accessible to all.
At MIW, we have a 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. This makes them easy to use for all age groups and all abilities. They are also wheelchair accessible.
Our plumbed unit have no need for additional consumables, and so they guarantee a constant supply of clean, fresh drinking water whenever needed, while also reducing maintenance.
Our range of innovative new water stations feature inbuilt lead reduction and UV filtration systems. This ensures that 99.99% of harmful waterborne microorganisms are destroyed without the need for adding chemicals or changing the taste or odour of your water. This measure helps to ensure that water stays as clean, fresh and pure as possible, while protecting pupils from potential contaminants such as E. coli and legionella.
We also make a point of specialising in WRAS-approved equipment. Every water bottle filler, drinking fountain and watercooler is completely safe and guaranteed to comply with any Government and/or water authority guidelines.
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.
It’s not just about the equipment
At MIW water coolers we’re aware that there are other significant considerations alongside your choice of water cooler. The reliability and reputation of the company you’re working with, the available aftercare, and the safety of your students are all key.
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 required, we offer a detailed aftercare service for our clients. We can sanitise, maintain and service all of our drinking fountains, bottle fillers and water coolers. In addition, we can offer 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 turnkey rental to maintenance agreements, we believe that our service is superior to any of our competitors.
By providing readily accessible fresh drinking water to your students, educational establishments can not only help encourage a healthier lifestyle but also adopt a culture of sustainability.
As an independent, 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 or education environment, and the equipment needed achieve that, why not drop us a line? Our friendly, knowledgeable team are always on hand to provide help and find the right solutions for you.