At the end of 2020, the European Parliament adopted a directive regulating the quality of drinking water in the countries of the European Union, and aiming to ensure access to drinking water for all, particularly vulnerable groups who have hitherto found it difficult to access water.
The implementation of the directive is linked to the European Green Deal, but also responds to the demands of more than 1.8 million Europeans who signed up to the 'Right2Water' citizens' initiative, which aimed to improve access to safe drinking water for all Europeans.
Universal access to drinking water
According to the guidelines of the new directive numbered 2020/2184, ensuring access to drinking water for all social groups is to be achieved by installing public drinking water dispensers and dispensers in buildings and urban spaces. The idea of public water stations is already well-known in Poland and has been successfully implemented in urban areas. It is a way for local water utilities to promote their operations and their water, and an idea for municipalities to encourage residents to be more eco-friendly.
In addition, networked water dispensers installed inside facilities and buildings are now becoming highly desirable. Bottled water or water in cans is becoming obsolete as it is expensive to purchase and store, water containers need to be replaced and disposed of, and inadequate transport and storage of bottles has a detrimental effect on the quality and taste of the water. Hence the growing popularity of bottleless water dispensers. These devices are installed in schools, offices, clinics, sports facilities and office buildings. They allow employers to meet the requirements of providing water for employees and realistically reduce the costs associated with purchasing water. They will now also help municipalities to meet the new regulations arising from the directive.
When it comes to solutions for indoor use, the number of models available in our range is truly extensive. There are floor-standing, countertop or wall-mounted units. Importantly, some of the dispensers have cooling and carbonating functions - for all those who prefer only carbonated water. With today's realities in mind, touchless, sensor-operated dispensers have appeared in our range. Their use is intuitive and, at the same time, very safe.
We are facing a time of change and challenges. But it is worth pointing out that the new EU rules are a response to the needs of society. They will help to improve our lives and the state of our environment. The Union gives some time for changes, but it is worth remembering that time passes quickly, so it is worth using already tested solutions and learning from the experience of others.
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