Our delivery system is based on a two-week delivery cycle. In other words, our route-sales team is in your area every two weeks.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING HOLIDAYS?
During holiday weeks, your delivery day will shift by one or more days (depending on the holiday and number of days our offices are closed). For example: during the Thanksgiving holiday we are closed both that Thursday and Friday. If your delivery day was on Monday PRIOR to the Holiday, it will shift to Wednesday. Your delivery day will remain on Wednesday until the next holiday.
WHAT ABOUT BAD WEATHER?
We deliver to many areas that may impossible to get to in inclement weather. If conditions exist that put our employees at risk, we will make alternative arrangements. Crystal Springs makes every effort to contact affected customers in advance to inform them of when they can expect delivery. In most cases we will deliver the following day. For customers in areas susceptible to bad weather, we advise you to keep extra bottles on hand to prevent running out.
WHAT ARE BOTTLE DEPOSITS?
Our 2.5, 3 and 5 gallon bottles are returnable/reusable. In order to ensure our bottles are returned, there is a non-tax, refundable $10.00 ($6.00 for 2.5 and 3 gallon) per bottle deposit. These deposits are paid up front, and we simply exchange your empties for full bottles. If you purchase more bottles than you have empties, you will be charged extra deposits. Conversely, if you return more empties than the full bottles you purchase, you will receive a credit on your account.
WHAT IF I DON’T NEED WATER ON MY REGULAR DELIVERY DAY?
If you don’t need water on your regular delivery day, you have several options. First, you can call the office and notify them you don’t need a delivery, and to skip you until your next delivery. The other option is to go ahead and put your empty bottles out with a note attached indicating to your route-sales person that you don’t need water. This way you can turn in your empties and receive credit on your account.
WHAT IF I HAVE SPECIAL DELIVERY INSTRUCTIONS?
Many of our customers request that we follow special instructions when making deliveries. Whenever possible we attempt to fulfill those requests. Mostly those requests have to do with such things as “where to leave the water” or “deliver two bottles whether we leave the empties out or not.” If you have such requests, please contact the office or your route-sales person.
WHAT ARE “LEAKERS?”
Occasionally, undetectable stress cracks develop in our bottles. Through our quality control program, we attempt to catch all of those bottles and remove them from the production stream before they reach you. Many times those cracks will not become noticeable until you open the bottle and put it on the stand, where gravity and the pressure-equalization process cause the bottle to leak. If you receive a leaker, simply remove the leaking bottle. Prior to replacing the bottle, please check the reservoir (small container of water inside the cooler) is full. If it is full, you can safely put a new bottle on the cooler. However, if the reservoir is empty, there may be a problem with the cooler and you need to contact our office. In the event that the bottle is the problem, please set that bottle aside and mark it as damaged so that we can remove it from our inventory.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THOSE DAMAGED BOTTLES?
In an effort to keep from increasing the size of our landfills, Crystal Springs recycles damaged bottles. In addition to the bottles, we also recycle as much of our cardboard and paper as possible.
WHERE CAN I FIND INFORMATION ON QUALITY CONTROL?
Just click here to go to the quality control page.
WHAT ABOUT PAPERWORK AND BILLING?
To start service, you are required to fill out and sign a lease (or other service agreement, depending on your service and equipment). We offer two billing/service options:
- if you require a hard copy of your invoice on delivery days, please contact our customer service department and they will note your account to ensure you receive a paper invoice.
- if you do not need a paper invoice, your monthly statement will detail deliveries for the month. Also, your equipment charges will only show on your monthly statement unless you indicate in advance that you require an additional invoice for those rental fees. In addition, we bill equipment rental one month in advance.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover credit card
Dispenser Cleaning Instructions
Bottled Water: Safe, Clean Refreshment
With just minimal care, your home water dispenser will provide years of safe, trouble-free refreshment. Here are the specific procedures recommended by the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) to assure your bottled water dispenser always remains clean and its water delicious.
In developing these procedures, the IBWA has conducted studies (administered by Yale University’s School of Medicine) evaluating the safety of water dispensers and how to protect them. These tests confirm a simple program of regular cleaning and maintenance safeguards dispensers as a convenient way to enjoy bottled water any time.
How to Clean Your Dispenser
Your bottled water dispenser is virtually maintenance free – always ready to provide clean, refreshing bottled water at the press of a button. To be sure it stays in proper working order, however, you should spend a few minutes on basic care every two or three months.
When it’s time to replace water bottles:
1) Unplug cooler. Remove empty water bottle.
2) Drain all water still in the reservoir through the cold water faucet.
3) Fill the dispenser reservoir with clean tap water (about one gallon). Dissolve one teaspoon of household bleach in one cup of tap water. Add this mixture to the tap water already in the reservoir. (There should never be more than one teaspoon of bleach per gallon of tap water.)
4) Using a clean brush, scrub the inside of the reservoir. Let stand for five minutes.
5) Grain this water through the cold water faucet ONLY. Wipe the reservoir dry.
6) Rinse reservoir by filling with clean tap water. Drain through the cold water faucet.
7) If your cooler has two faucets, refill the reservoir with clean tap water. Drain through the second faucet.
8) Place a new bottle on your dispenser. Plug in the unit and enjoy!
Cleaning Your Drip Tray
Your dispenser’s drip tray is not a drain but a basin to catch occasional spills. It should be emptied and cleaned at least once a month. To do this, remove the drip tray from the dispenser, clean it with mild soap and water, then rinse and replace the drip tray.
Replace Your Water Bottles Properly
Always wipe a new bottle’s next with a clean, damp cloth. Also, wipe the top of the dispenser, including the lip of the reservoir. Always keep full bottles standing upright, away from direct sunlight. And never spray around your dispenser, nor use it as a shelf!
Enjoy your bottled water in confidence and good health. For further questions call us at 1-800-585-0739 or call the IBWA at (703 683-5213).