New Certification, Your BioCote Advantage, Hurricane Relief and more
BOTTLED COOLERS VS. BOTTLELESS COOLERS
DITCH THOSE HEAVY BOTTLES AND NOT ONLY SAVE MONEY, TIME AND ENERGY FOR
YOU AND YOUR CUSTOMERS, BUT GET AN ENDLESS SUPPLY OF FRESHLY FILTERED WATER WITH EVERY DISPENSE.
WL800 MAX II – NEW CERTIFICATION
The WL800 is designed to meet the demands for cold and hot water in high
traffic areas. This system is WQA certified to NSF/ANSI 58.
* High volume capacity & storage
* 16 LITER cold tank capacity
* 75 GPD RO
* Re-circulating UV system
* Tall 11.7″ dispensing area
* Castors on base for easy relocation
Don’t run out of cold water CONTACT US to order today!
UV STABILIZED TUBING
We can’t stress enough how important it is to replace any exposed tubing with black UV stabilized tubing and to make sure you are using this for any future installations. Old tubing that is not uv-stable may crack so future preventative maintenance should include replacing these lines. You can easily identify these lines as UV stabilized tubing will be black.
YOUR BIOCOTE ADVANTAGE
Plastic surfaces surrounding dispensing areas of Leslie Water works units are infused with a silver additive called BioCote®. Your BioCote advantage:
* SIGNIFICANT DECREASE in microbes in just 15 MINUTES
* Reduction up to 99.5% achieved in 2 hours
* Works continuously around the clock
* Will not cause resistant microbes
* Effective against all types of bacteria and mold
* Unique to Leslie Water works coolers
Nestlé Faces Lawsuit For Ground Water As Spring Water
A group of concerned citizens has brought a 325-page class action lawsuit against Nestlé Waters North America, the company that owns Poland Spring, alleging that the Maine business has long deceived their customers by mislabeling common groundwater as “spring water,” Courthouse News reported.
The lawsuit was filed in a Connecticut federal court on Tuesday accusing Nestlé Waters North America Inc. of a “colossal fraud perpetrated against American consumers.”
The civil suit was brought by 11 people who are seeking millions of dollars in damages seeking whether the sources of Poland Spring’s water meets the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) definition of a spring.
The suit alleges that the Poland Springs’ wells in Poland, Maine, Hollis, Fryeburg, Denmark, Dallas Plantation, Pierce Pond Township and Kingfield have never been scientifically proven to be connected to a spring and draw in surface water, which cannot legally be called spring water.
The suit further claims that Poland Springs has “politically compromised” state regulators and interweaving its interests with those of state government. “Rather than being collected from ‘pristine mountain or forest springs as the images on those labels depict, Poland Spring Water products all contain ordinary ground water that defendant collects from wells it drilled in saturated plains or valleys where the water table is within a few feet of the earth’s surface,’ the lawsuit claims.”
What’s more, the group claims that the real spring dried up fifty years ago adding that the source which Poland Spring gets their water from “sites near waste and garbage dumps.”
In a statement to the publication, a Nestlé Waters spokesperson stated that its water meets all relevant federal and state regulations on the classification and collection of spring water and that the suit is “an obvious attempt to manipulate the legal system for personal gain.”
“The claims made in the lawsuit are without merit,” said a spokesperson for Nestlé Waters. “Poland Spring is 100 percent spring water.”
This isn’t the first time Nestlé Waters has faced allegations that they were lying to customers selling fraudulent spring water. In 2003, the company settled a class action lawsuit alleging that Poland Spring water doesn’t come from a spring by agreeing to pay $10 million in discounts to consumers and charity contributions.
In 2007, Aquafina, a competitor to Poland Spring ran by Pepsi Co, admitted that its own bottled water was not purified water or spring water, but simply plain old tap water.
Courtesy – activistpost.com
Leslie WaterWorks® offers the largest array of bottleless purification and filtration water coolers and ice machines to satisfy the needs of any sized office.
As a market leader for over 16 years, Leslie WaterWorks® is a member of the Bottleless Water Association (BLWA) and your trusted source for all your drinking water needs. We guarantee the purest, best-tasting drinking water imaginable with our state-of-the- art UV purification processes and sub-micron filtration unit. With no more bottles and no more wasted water, Leslie WaterWorks® is the future of commercial drinking water. CALL US AT 1-866-426-4100 FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR PRODUCTS AND BECOMING GREEN.
Congratulations to our top Dealers!
We would like to congratulate the following dealers on their leadership and superior performance in the industry. Thank you for your partnership!
|Top 10 Dealer Awards|
Ice 900 Iguassu Installation & Service Training with Advanced Troubleshooting
You are invited to our upcoming advanced training session on the Iguassu 900. Our Waterlogic engineers and technicians will be conducting this training session in Omaha July 11th & 12th.
Iguassu 900 Overview
Ice Making Technology
Installation Best Practices
Classroom & Hands-on Exercises
Dates: July 11th 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
July 12th 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Waterlogic Commercial Products
11710 Stonegate Circle
Omaha, NE 68164
Accommodations, food and beverages provided by Waterlogic while in Omaha.
Register as soon as possible as class size is limited. Click here to RSVP.
Keep Your Customers Cool This Summer With a Follett Series 7 Ice Machine
Countertop or Freestanding
100 lbs of Ice Per Day
7 lb Ice Storage
Preferred Chewblet® Ice
No Drain Required
Agion® Antimicrobial Treatment of Critical Components
Filtered Ambient Water
Energy Saving Sleep Mode
Ideal for 25-30 people
7-Day Factory Direct Support
Made in the USA
Shipping Claim Procedure Reminder
With the busy summer months ahead we want to make sure we hold our shipping companies to the highest standards. Please make sure to check your deliveries for any physical damage and ensure you have received the correct number of items before signing the bill of lading or delivery receipt. In the event you do have damage, please follow the directions in our freight policy.
In any case of overage, shortage or damaged freight please document with pictures, carrier information and date. If you have any questions about our freight policy, please contact John Mueller.
New Products Unveiled at NAMA
The NAMA Show in Vegas this year had new aloe beverages, cold brew coffee, new vending options including floating vending machines and the latest trends in workplace cafes.
We unveiled our new WL290 high-capacity unit and our new line of Waterlogic filters including a CBC, GAC and Sediment with reusable housings to save you money. Read more here.
Workplace cafe concepts shared at NAMA:
Leslie Waterworks® coolers have 96.79% less bacteria!
A recent study done by BioCote®, shows just how effective BioCote® works! A 96.79% difference in bacteria between 2 classrooms is a direct result of BioCote® antimicrobial protection that we use on our products which helps reduce the spread of germs in any environment.
From schools, to hospitals, to office environments, products such as Waterlogic’s coolers provides its users with an extra peace of mind that their BioCote® infused products will perform to its best antimicrobial effectiveness. See the full study: http://www.waterligic.com/media/usa/resources/ClassroomStudywithBioCote.pdf
Leslie WaterWorks® reaches WaterLogic Number One Authorized Distributor Status
Leslie WaterWorks® has been recognized as WaterLogic’s Number One Authorized Distributor!Read The Letter
Getting the most out of coolers and POU devices
In the February issue of WaterTechOnline.com, Jake Mastroianni, Assistant Editor writes about “Money in the Bank”. Insiders expect that selling this equipment will be equivalent to money in the bank. As the growth of POU devices and coolers continue to grow, the market for selling this equipment becomes more competitive and complicated. Being able to send the right messages to the customer for why these items are effective and innovative becomes very important for the dealer. Talking to dealers and experts in the water treatment industry, it is apparent that this product category is stable and has a bright future. However, similar to the selling challenges of other water treatment products, for dealers who are trying to get their customers to understand the value of these systems is where it may be a bit tricky.
BioCote® on CNN
BioCote® Swabs were carried out on a string of ATMs in busy shopping streets found the chip and pin pads were harbouring as many harmful bacteria as nearby public toilets. Scientists took swabs from pin pads on different cash machines used by hundreds of shoppers each day and took them back to a laboratory to develop. The study revealed the presence of various bacteria on all the objects sampled; these bacteria including enteric coliforms, Pseudomonas and Bacillus. Dr Richard Hastings, microbiologist for BioCote and Jayna Patel, university science intern who carried out the research, said: ‘We were interested in comparing the levels of bacterial contamination between heavily-used ATM machines and public toilets. We were surprised by our results because the ATM machines were shown to be heavily contaminated with bacteria; to the same level as the as nearby public toilets. In addition the bacteria we detected on ATMs were similar to those from the toilet, which are well known as causes of common human illnesses.
BioCote® on the BBC News
Dr Richard Hastings, a resident microbiologist and Technical Director of BioCote Ltd is interviewed on BBC WM radio talking about combatting hospital superbugs with BioCote®‘s silver ion antimicrobial technology. BioCote® protected products show dramatic reductions in bacterial contamination in a UK Nursing home. During the refurbishment of a Leicester based care home a residence comprising of a bedroom and a bathroom was refitted with a range of BioCote® treated antimicrobial products and another with untreated comparable products to serve as a control. Over a 5 month trial period swabs were collected from both BioCote treated and non treated surfaces in both residences. The results showed the average difference in bacterial counts between BioCote treated products in residence 1 and non BioCote® treated products in residence 2. of 94.8%. Alongside further results the study shows that products treated with BioCote antimicrobial protection can reduce contamination in a nursing home environment.
Story on ABC News 20/20 about Bottled Water vs. Tap Water
Holding up a bottle of Dasani, Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., scoured the label for information on the source of the water. It doesn’t say anything about sources or anything, does it?” he asked the panel of government and beverage industry experts. “So we don’t know where this water really came from — Nevada, Connecticut, New York or Pennsylvania?” he asked. The panel agreed. With more Americans turning to bottled water believing it safer and healthier than tap water, there are growing concerns over how water is marketed, sourced and tested for safety and purity. Consumption of bottled water in the U.S. has doubled over the past 10 years, according to the Beverage Marketing Corporation. Many of the most popular brands of bottled water claim a high level of purity, but often consumers and government regulators can’t easily verify those claims. In a study of 188 bottled water brands by the Environmental Working Group a nonprofit public health advocacy group – only two brands listed specific water sources and treatment methods on their labels and offered a recent water quality test report on their Web sites. “Consumers spend 1,900 times more for bottled water than for tap water, yet they rarely know basic information about exactly what’s in their water bottle,” said Jane Houlihan, an Environmental Working Group researcher. Houlihan says 25 percent of bottled waters are simply “tap water in a bottle.” Bottled Water firms are not required to produce annual quality reports – But industry representatives say it’s normal for water to come from municipal sources. In most cases, the water gets specifically purified before minerals are added for taste. Those mineral additions are supposed to be noted on the label by government regulation. Still, there is no broad requirement of manufacturers to print the water’s source, how or whether it’s treated, and what chemicals it contains on the container label. Municipal tap water suppliers are required by law to produce an annual water quality report that is available to consumers. Bottled water does not face the same requirement.
The Story of Bottled Water (2010)
The Story of Bottled Water, released on March 22, 2010 (World Water Day) employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand—how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap. Over five minutes, the film explores the bottled water industry’s attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces. The film concludes with a call to take back the tap, not only by making a personal commitment to avoid bottled water, but by supporting investments in clean, available tap water for all. Our production partners on the bottled water film include five leading sustainability groups: Corporate Accountability International, Environmental Working Group, Food & Water Watch, Pacific Institute, and Polaris Institute.