Powwow water


This POWWOW Water website details the the business of providing bottled water and water coolers throughout the UK. The most common form of the water cooler is wall mounted and connected to the building's water supply for a continuous supply of water and electricity to run a refrigeration unit to cool the incoming water, and to the building's waste disposal system to dispose of unused water.

Some versions are freestanding floor models, which are becoming more popular in countries where it is not common to drink water straight from the tap. Water coolers are available from a variety of manufacturers in the UK such as:

  • AquAid UK are UK suppliers of water coolers for offices, homes & schools, select from mains-fed water dispensers and bottle fed water coolers.
  • If you are looking to cover your water system then look no further than FI (UK)
  • The Water Cooler Company is the leading bottleless water cooler and bottled water cooler supplier to London and the UK.
  • Cooled Water UK and office bottled water, delivered frequently across the UK.

Bottled Water

The global bottled water market valuation grew by 7% in 2006 to reach a value of £60,938.1 million. The volume of bottled water grew by 8.1% in 2006 to 115,393.5 million liters. In 2011, the market is forecast to have a value of $86,421.2 million, an increase of 41.8% since 2006. In 2011, the market is forecast to have a volume of 174,286.6 million liters, an increase of 51% since 2006. Information from the Bottled Water Cooler Association..

The Environment

The UN World Water Development Report (WWDR, 2003) from the World Water Assessment Program indicates that, in the next 20 years, the quantity of water available to everyone is predicted to decrease by 30%. 40% of the world's inhabitants currently have insufficient fresh water for minimal hygiene.

More than 2.2 million people died in 2014 from waterborne diseases (related to the consumption of contaminated water) or drought. In 2004, the UK charity WaterAid reported that a child dies every 15 seconds from easily preventable water-related diseases; often this means lack of sewage disposal.

If you want to help the enviroment then please have a look at renewable energy on a commercial scale or read about how solar power can help save the plant.


Quality commitment

Nestlé Waters Powwow is a member of the UK British Water Cooler Association (BWCA) and also the European Point-of-use Drinking Water Association (EPDWA). Membership of both organisations requires us to conform to the highest standards of local and European quality and hygiene standards.

Each of our bottling centres is subject to annual inspections to ensure they meet local and European standards for bottled water. We currently hold 2 Gold Awards as a result of the excellent results from the latest independent inspections.

Our in-house team of microbiologists perform rigorous testing on a daily basis to ensure POWWOW water always reaches you in perfect condition.

For more information on the BWCA and the EPDWA please visit their web sites:



The first Hampshire Water Festival took place in August 2015 in Winchester and was a great success with 10,000 visitors.

The Hampshire Water Partnership was formed in 2001 and is composed of a wide range of organisations who are stakeholders in water in Hampshire. Its main aim is to ensure the long term future of Hampshire’s rivers, aquifers and wetlands for people and wildlife. see www.hampshirewaterfestival.co.uk. The Hampshire Water Partnership was established in 1999 to foster increased understanding and knowledge-sharing about Hampshire’s water environments and the issues facing rivers, wetlands and aquifers. It comprises private, public and voluntary bodies who have a role or interest in the sustainable management of this unique water environment. The Partnership has no executive powers, but provides a forum for closer working relationships, information dissemination, and discussion on topical issues.

New Water Saving Guide

If you are fed up with paying so much for your water, or just want to cut down your water bills then read our guide to saving water inside and outside of the home.