How Hotels Can Serve Purest Water Without Generating Plastic Waste

October 21, 2019

The government of India is set to ban single-use plastic and other non-reusable plastic items by 2022. This is a welcome step to reduce carbon footprint and eliminate single-use plastic in the country. 

At present, hotels across India serve complimentary packaged drinking water to their customers as an amenity in guest & conference rooms. Apart from the cost factor; storage, handling and most importantly – disposal of this plastic waste is a huge issue, challenging sustainability in the face. When this is disposed, a large part of this single-use plastic waste like plastic straws, plastic bottles, polythene bags are found in landfills and oceans. 

To combat this issue, the hotel industry has been making appeals to regulatory bodies to permit in house bottling using reusable glass bottles, as is commonly done in western countries. Discouraging the use of single-use plastic bottles, the FSSAI, India’s leading food safety regulatory body has passed an order allowing hotels to serve water in reusable glass bottles instead of throwaway plastic bottles. Such glass bottles will be only for complimentary usage following prescribed standards of safety and hygiene. 

The Bottling Process

In order to create packaged drinking water in house which customers can trust implicitly, hotels will need to invest in a reliable, full proof process which not only sanitizes bottles, but ensures that water being filled into these glass bottles is of optimum and consistent purity. The repercussions of poor quality can threaten health of guests and the reputation of the hotel. 

The sanitization of glass bottles is the first step where heat and food grade chemicals will be used in an automatic or semi-automatic bottle washer to wash and disinfect bottles. 

The next step will be to fill these clean glass bottles with water of optimum quality. A commercial water purifier incorporating Reverse Osmosis (RO) and UV will be the common choice. 

Finally, capping and sealing of glass bottles will complete the process, before bottles are sent out to rooms. 

But does this ensure that the water being served to customers is completely safe?

How Pure is Pure?

A commercial water purification plant using RO+UV is generally effective in reducing TDS levels for better tasting water especially where TDS is high to start with. The UV component is meant to provide disinfection and remove disease causing pathogens in water. 

However, unseen problems within the RO plant are frequent and common. Ruptured RO membranes, broken seals and weak UV lamps are impossible to detect, allowing dangerous pathogens to lurk in supposedly pure water. In fact, these problems go unnoticed till people fall sick. There is currently no way to know how pure the water is from the RO plant. There is also no way to detect which part or component will need replacement in the coming hours, days or weeks.

This is a serious problem. 

Bringing Certainty in Purity with Internet Technology & AI

With the power of the Internet and AI, it has become possible to monitor water quality 24x7 and report purity and performance in real time. 

Cloudtap is a revolutionary Next-Gen commercial RO+UV water purification service powered by the internet. Cloudtap uses round the clock internet-monitored water purification plants which combine multiple purification processes including reverse osmosis (RO) and ultraviolet treatment (UV). 

Along with this Cloudtap is fitted with extensive sensors that monitor critical operating parameters in real time, so that the purest water is delivered to you always. For the very first time, it is possible to remotely monitor water quality and purity of all Cloudtap installations using its centralised dashboard from the palm of the hand. By which the operators of the in-house bottling plants can keep a watch on quality of water filled into glass bottles. 

How Cloudtap’s ecosystem work

To begin with, the Cloudtap purification plant has intelligent sensors that continuously monitor the vital water quality parameters and water plant performance. In the next stage, data collected by water filtration system is scrutinized using Artificial Intelligence (AI). It even detects minor abnormalities of system that signify potential problems in the making. Performance alerts detected by the AI system are automatically routed to the nearest field support engineering team based on his GPS location via the Cloudtap engine. Faults or even potential faults are resolved before they lead to a breakdown in commercial water purifier. Customers have 24x7 access to Cloudtap's online dashboard where they can check the purity of water and plant performance of his commercial water filtration installations. 

Complete Assurance for In-House Water Bottling Plant

To adhere to FSSAI guidelines, drinking water filled in these reusable glass bottles must be pure and adhere to BIS standards of safe drinking water. For which, Cloudtap’s PRISM™ technology comes into the picture. This unique technology will scan the water before it is filled in reusable glass bottles. PRISM™ ensures complete purity in the water bottling process. Cloudtap’s commercial water purification service also comes with Triple ZERO Assurance which eliminates pain points involved in buying and maintaining a commercial water purifier. 

In Conclusion

A complete and effective in-house water bottling plant needs all the steps in the process to be properly considered, with purity of drinking water the #1 consideration. Unless there is 24x7 monitoring of purity which tells you that water is consistently safe, the water purification process would have failed to do its primary job of dispensing absolutely safe water at all times. Cloudtap, India’s first Internet water assures you of absolute safety and makes it the undisputed choice of every in-house bottler. 

- Written By Minakshi Pandey

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