Remote Construction Site

Industry: Construction

Problem: On average 200 litres of drinking water was used per day, consisting out of 500ml plastic bottled water that was ordered monthly, at USD1.09 per litre.

Solution: A CWM200 unit was installed, and workers issued with aluminium flasks that were refilled as required. A massive 88% saving was the result.

Prior Solution

  Client used 200 litres of drinking water per day.

 500ml plastic bottled water was ordered monthly, at USD1.09 per litre.

 Over a five-year period, total cost of water would amount to an average USD1.33 per litre.

Cirrus Solution

 Client continues to use 200 litres of drinking water per day.

 A CWM200 unit was installed to supply two standard water dispensers.

 Aluminium flasks were issued to all workers to refill as required.

The Total Cost of Ownership over a five-year period was calculated at $0.16 per litre, an 88% saving!



 Stock counts had to be done regularly to determine when to re-order water.

 Receiving, storing, and distributing of bottles was cumbersome, time consuming and hazardous.

Resolutions Logistics

 No more stock counts and water reordering is required.

 Cirrus water is piped directly to the dispensers, negating the need for bottle logistics.

 Workers refill their flasks as required.


Concerns of plastic containers leaching dangerous BPA’s into the water.


 Food grade piping and dispensers eliminate the concerns of plastic bottles leaching harmful BPA’s into the water.


 Large carbon footprint associated with transporting the water; the plastic containers being used; and the disposal thereof.


Because Cirrus water is made on-site, it has a greatly reduced carbon footprint.


Client was concerned that the price escalation would outstrip the supplier’s promise, due to fuel cost increases.


 Fuel costs and disposal costs do not affect Cirrus water as the water is made on site.


Capital Investment: $22,900

Monthly Saving: 88%

Break-even point: Four months

Nett Savings over five years: $422,484

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