If you own a water cooler or even just a ceramic water dispenser than you know how great it is to have clean drinking water available anytime you want it. And whether you are tired of the bottle delivery service or just are looking to get a spare water bottle for your water cooler dispenser, there are a couple of models that you can choose from to make the most of your water dispenser.
Plastic Water Bottle
Click Image more InfoThe typical option that most people choose is to buy 5 gallon plastic water bottles. These are the standard size that everyone uses and is a good compromise between weight and how often you have to fill up the bottle. The 5 gallon water bottle size weighs about 42 pounds when full, so just remember to be careful when lifting but the built in handles make it easy to get a good grip. The biggest thing to be concerned about when you buy plastic water bottles is to make sure you get one that is BPA-free. Scientific research has shown that Bis-phenyl A is a compound that is in some plastics (mostly polyethylene) that can leach into drinking water and is harmful to your health, so it is important to double check that the bottle is BPA-free.
For those who are looking for something a little smaller there is the 3 gallon plastic water bottle. This is also BPA-free and the 3 gallon water bottle size only weighs about 25 pounds. Click Here for Bluewave 3 Gallon Multi-Use Water Bottle
Glass Water Bottle
Another option that you don’t see quite as often is the 5 gallon glass water bottles. These were the typical water bottles for so long and if you have a nostalgia for the past you may want to opt for one or two of these bottles. With glass you don’t have to worry about any chemicals leaching into your water, which is nice; but glass has the inherent danger of shattering when dropped and unfortunately, most of these water bottles don’t have handles so it can be a bit tricky holding and lifting a full glass water bottle.