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The ROI of a Water Cooler

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By Will Vickery |  Published

The water cooler is often the feature of an office that is regularly used without people really giving it much thought to the value that it brings. However, if you take a second to think about it the water cooler is a product that can brings immense value to a business from its health benefits to improving client hospitality with fresh clean tasting water and many more benefits. So here is the return on investment of having a water cooler in your workplace.

The ROI of a water cooler

Health benefits for employees

In the UK, every business must ensure that its employees have access to clean, safe drinking water and thus, your water cooler ticks that box. But as well as ticking that box a water cooler can have a multitude of health benefits for your employees.

Most of us these days are aware that experts recommend we drink at least 2 litres of water a day, but that can be especially hard when you don’t have access to clean fresh tasting water. Therefore, having a water cooler in your office will allow your employees to consume a sufficient amount of water, which will have numerous health benefits such as aiding digestion and improving their metabolism. It will also improve skin complexions, whilst being able to reduce joint aches and pains. Drinking more water will also help to flush away many toxins in the body.

So, one return on the investment of having a water cooler is that you are ensuring that yourself and your employees can be well hydrated during the working day and therefore resulting in everyone being a lot healthier.  

Boost productivity

As mentioned in the previous point water is critical to maintaining good health. But productivity can also gain a massive boost by having a water cooler in the workplace.

As employees begin to get dehydrated, they will begin to lose their concentration on the task in hand which will result in the quality of work being poorer and general productivity being low throughout the day. So, by having a water cooler in your workplace you will see a boost in your staff productivity as they will be able to stay well hydrated but also have a break from their work for a second whilst getting a drink. This will allow your employees to maintain focus during the working day and therefore see a large improvement in the businesses performance.


Having a water cooler in the office presents an opportunity and location to have conversations and discussions about projects and tasks that employees are working on. This will allow people to gain the opinions and advice of other people that they may not get when people are at their desks. These conversations could significantly help that person improve the result of the task or project which will boost employee self esteem and confidence as well as improving the businesses reputation. 

So, as you can see a water cooler can produce a great return on investment for your company whether you’re a local SME or a big corporation based in somewhere like London, Bristol, Bath, Swindon and Portsmouth. This is something that is often over looked or not seen as valuable, but the above points show that a water cooler can be very valuable to your business. 

If you have any further questions about anything then do not hesitate to contact the Thirsty Work team today on 01392 877 172 or email us at We can set you up with your 10-day, no-obligation free trial so you can make drinking hot water a daily habit.