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Khidmah reduces costs and “go green” by implementing bottle-free water dispensers
UAE - Liquid of Life installs bottle-free water dispensers across various sites for Khidmah LLC
Liquid of Life, a leading provider of sustainable drinking water solutions recently concluded a project with Khidmah LLC, an award winning full service, integrated property services company A number of point-of-use water purifiers/dispensers were implemented in several sites across Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Al Ain thus allowing Khidmah to provide a healthier alternative to plastic bottled water and to reduce their operational costs.
“As a property services company, one of our roles is to provide optimum solutions to our clients. This initiative has enabled us in not only saving cost for our clients but also helped in bringing sustainability to the environment to some extent,” said Abdulla Al Qamzi, Managing Director of Khidmah.
Rukhsana Kausar, the Founding Partner of Liquid of Life explains, “The team at Khidmah was already committed to reviewing solutions to reduce their plastic bottle water consumption which amounted to using hundreds of 5 gallon bottles across various sites every month. We conducted a feasibility study based on current plastic bottled water costs and drinking water consumption levels and provided a solution to implement bottle-free water purifier/dispenser units, which are connected to the existing municipality supply. The water is then purified, mineralized and then kept heated and chilled ready to be dispensed for drinking. There is therefore no need to order, store, and dispose of plastic bottles anymore. It’s hassle free and the units provide fresh filtered water at the point of use. As a result, operational and administrative costs associated with providing plastic bottled drinking water are considerably reduced”
The units use filters that are sourced from the US and are specifically tested and accredited by NSF (National Science Foundation) and ANSI (American National Standards Institute) to ensure that the quality of the water dispensed is high and remains consistent.
The return on investment on the capital expenditure of purchasing and installing the units was under 12 months when compared against the actual cost of plastic bottled water. The ongoing running costs, which include filter changes every 10,000 liters and maintenance of the units provided an annual saving of 88% against the previous cost of plastic bottled water. Furthermore, as a result of implementing the units, Khidmah have reduced their carbon footprint by 21.6 tons, which was associated with their plastic bottled water consumption.
The sites now using the eco-friendly, cost effective sustainable water filtration systems include the Sun and Sky Towers on Reem Island in Abu Dhabi, Al Oyoun Village in Al Ain, Oceana on The Palm in Dubai as well as the Khidmah head office in Abu Dhabi.
About Liquid of Life: Based in Dubai, Liquid of Life LLC was founded in 2009 with the aim of providing environment friendly, sustainable solutions to meet the need for a quality supply of fresh drinking water at the point of demand in the UAE. Liquid of Life LLC offers innovative, sustainable drinking water solutions to organizations, institution and individuals who are sensitive to environmental issues and wish to reduce their water and carbon footprint. The organization has been instrumental in helping businesses and institutions achieve long-term savings on their costs of providing drinking water while simultaneously reducing the environmental impact associated with drinking plastic bottled water. Liquid of Life provides and installs Air-to-Water systems that draw fresh drinking water from atmospheric humidity and bottle-free water filtration units that are perfectly viable for home use and businesses.
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