The winter months can be hard for people who typically get sick. The colder weather whistling in the air can cause drafts to enter homes, and the amount of germs existing on common surfaces can infect even the most cautious of consumers.
Teachers, for example, are in constant contact with unpleasant viruses and bacteria. Working with young children can be tough already, getting sick and having to remain on the job can make it worse. In order to prevent illness in school systems across the United States, committee officials may want to allocate funding toward solutions that eliminate equipment in classrooms that typically house germs.
Water fountains have countless bacteria across their metal surfaces. Whether coming from the faucet or on the dispenser unit itself, drinking from these machines can get students and teachers very sick.
Children can easily transfer germs from one person to the next. Education systems can reduce the risk of illness in the classroom by removing out-dated water fountains and replacing them with innovative Quench water coolers. These unique bottleless water coolers tap directly into the building’s main water supply, similar to fountains, but the Quench coolers use ultraviolet light to sanitize the drinking water to remove impurities that may exist.
Furthermore, students would not put their mouths to the actual cooler, but fill up individual cups by pressing a button on the water dispenser instead. The point-of-use water cooler would help reduce the number of infectious bacteria growing on public water fountains. In fact, switching to Quench water coolers may be a way to keep both teachers and students in the classroom throughout the winter months.