Water Coolers Up-date

The water machines also have heaters and can dispense hot water for tea or noodles, he said. Upfront, the new machines are cheaper than drinking fountains, Mr. Bohannonsaid. They cost about $99 each, compared to about $450 for a fixed fountain. "They were surprised at how inexpensive those machines are now,"Mr. Schulte said. Installing a fixed fountain would require adding and connecting more piping, which would drive the cost even higher, Mr. Bohannon said. City staffers estimated it would be cheaper to buy the machines and service them in house rather than getting them installed and serviced

... Continue reading