Urban planners looking to achieve a healthier and happier population in the cities where they serve should know about the advantages that touchless water stations offer. 

Below are six advantages that touchless water stations for cities provide to both cities and their residents. 

Touchless water stations can prevent the spread of germs.

Preventing the spread of infectious diseases is more important now than ever. When traditional water fountains with controls that must be touched are used, germs tend to accumulate on the surfaces of these controls. 

Instead of potentially spreading germs, individuals are able to get a drink without using their hands at all when using touchless water stations. 

Touchless water stations keep city residents more hydrated.

Staying hydrated is essential for maintaining health. Staying hydrated is also important for staying comfortable on especially hot summer days. With touchless water stations, city residents are always able to stay hydrated by getting a refreshing drink conveniently and quickly. 

Touchless water stations save city residents money.

If there are no touchless water stations available in a city, residents most likely will have to spend money to hydrate themselves. Residents may have to buy bottled water so that they can get a drink if there are no public drinking facilities available.

Bottled water is an expense that can add up for city residents over time. With touchless water stations, city residents can enjoy public areas while spending less money and staying hydrated.

Touchless water stations are better for the environment.

Buying bottled water isn't only costly. It also can be bad for the environment. Unfortunately, many used water bottles end up in landfills.

Investing in touchless water stations reduces dependence on bottled water. This keeps plastic bottles out of landfills and reduces the carbon footprint of a city. 

Touchless water stations can make it easier for handicapped individuals to hydrate.

Individuals with certain handicaps might struggle to manipulate the control of a traditional water fountain that needs to be touched to be turned on. Touchless water stations can make water more accessible to those with certain handicaps since there are typically no controls to manipulate. 

Touchless water stations are often easier to maintain.

Touchless water stations tend to accumulate fewer germs over time since they are not constantly being touched by crowds of people. As a result, they can stay hygienic even if they are not cleaned as often as traditional water fountains are.

This results in fewer maintenance demands in urban areas where touchless water stations have been installed.