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Clever machines

Made in Germany. Three words that instantly tells us, as a consumer, that the product you are using is just a little bit better than other products. A recent Statista study indexed the Made-In-Country reputation of 52 countries by surveying 43,034 people consumers worldwide. The results are not really surprising. Germany landed on top with an index of 100, followed by Switzerland in second. There really is something special about German products. From their cars to their sports brands, their technical manufacturers to their IT companies. 
Our machines are Handmade in Germany. To be more specific Made in Bavaria in Southern Germany. The group of people who manufacture these clever machines are at the forefront of the dispensing world. The products they are capable of making really are second to none.
The machines themselves are pieces of technical mastery. They take mains supply water, filter it and dispense it as 3 types of water. We have two-temperature still water (cold and room tempe…

and the price for a litre of filtered water in Dubai is...

...0.7fils. That's not a typo there. The lowest cost of DEWA water in Dubai, when on a commercial tariff, is 3.5 fils per Imperial Gallon (1IG = 4.54 liters).

For 1 Dirham you can drink over one hundred and forty liters of water from our machines. If you drink the recommended 3 liters of water a day, you could get through about 47 days on the water you spend with that 1 Dirham. For that same Dirham you can provide that same recommended 3 liters of drinking water per day for up to 50 members of staff. If you take into account the working hours of a staff member then you (as a business) can supply more than 80 staff members with water per day!

The cost of bottled water here is in our minds crazy. It's crazy because we know how much it costs them to fill it up and it's crazy to think that in almost all local bottles of water you are drinking exactly the same water that is coming out of our machines. Sure, the international bottles are even more expensive but they have to cover …

Something about Water Quality

Before we started Sprudel, the first thing we had to test was the water quality out of the machine. The only way to do this was to get a machine. So we shipped a machine out from Germany, connected it to taps in 3 locations and took a water sample from each location to the Lab to get it tested.

Luckily for us the water was perfectly fine for drinking. The filter that is used in the machine eliminates not only sediment to a microscopic scale (upto 0.2 microns if you want to get technical), but they also remove 99.99% of bacteria and neutralises the taste of Chlorine.

The water quality through our machines are on par with almost all locally available water (strange huh?).

When we started out, not many of the people who we met knew that bottled water in Dubai is called 'bottled drinking water' for a reason. The reason being that it is in fact tap water. Plain and simple. The companies get tap water from the Desalinisation plant in Jebel Ali, either through a direct connection if you…

All about the Water

If you ask the average person on the streets of Dubai if they drink tap water, the normal answer is 'No'. There are a lot of valid arguments against drinking tap water... brown water coming from the taps being the main one followed closely by not knowing if the building water tanks are regularly cleaned and the smell of chlorine in the water that comes out of the taps. 

Unfortunately the brown water problem traditionally comes from the pipes which are being used in buildings of a poor quality. Metal rusts, and cheap metal pipes rust quick, so the the rust itself seeps into the water.  This is something we cannot control and the first thing we ask our customers is if they have this problem. If we installed our machines and connected a water supply with rusted water, we would have to change the filter every few hours due to it getting clogged up, that unfortunately is not the solution.

From our experience over the last few years, the majority of business tower owner's have reg…