water delivery services – Absopure, 2017

Absopure is a water bottling company that also handles water delivery to homes and offices. They have a nationwide reach and supply water in bottles of varying sizes.

While Absopure describes its bottles and water in detail on its website, there isn’t a lot of information about how it runs its bottled water delivery service. However, on the sign-up page for new customers, you can choose between a number of options, including small and large deliveries. For home delivery, Absopure only delivers water, but for businesses it delivers coffees, teas and beverages in addition to water.

Besides delivering bottled water, Absopure also supplies coolers and dispensers as well as water filtration systems. Business clients can also buy coffee brewers and carafes from the company, in addition to signing up for vending services. Absopure offers three types of water coolers: a ceramic crock with a wooden stand that dispenses room-temperature water and beverages, a round cooler that produces hot and cold water, and another one labeled Cook and Cold. In addition to these coolers, Absopure makes cups and cones for hot and cold beverages.

Absopure delivers natural spring water, steam-distilled water, purified water and natural fluoride drinking water that exceed the FDA’s requirements for bottled water purity. The company stores water in 5-gallon bottles, 1-gallon and 2.5-gallon bottles, and jugs. It also offers 1- and 1.5-liter bottles and even smaller bottles ranging from 6.5 to 25 ounces.

With so many sizes available, the decision can be overwhelming. For example, delivering water in packs of regular convenience-size plastic bottles goes against the primary benefits of signing up for bulk water home delivery. Most people chose to have water in big value-size 3- and 5-gallon bottles delivered to their homes and offices because it is more convenient that way and it saves on plastic bottles.

Although Absopure promises that its bottles are all recycled and recyclable, home and office delivery of water in small, single-serve bottles is no doubt costlier and less friendly to the environment that doing so in large containers docked to dispensers and coolers. On the other hand, you can always choose to have only the value pack of 5-gallon water supplied to your home and offices. Absopure’s 1- and 2.5-gallon jugs of natural fluoride infant drinking water are also worth mentioning because it is one of the few companies offering it.

With its single-serve and jug-sized bottled water offerings, Absopure provides multiple choices for homes and businesses. However, while it uses recyclable bottles, its wide range of small-size bottles no doubt defeats the main purpose of bulk water delivery service.