September 5, 2022
3 min read
Beverage dispensing

Smarter fountains in Switzerland

Impact for everyone! Outdoor equipment retailer, Urbanat, the City of Geneva and Fontaineo (manufacturer) collaborated to launch a campaign to beat the heat wave and reduce single-se water bottles.

Fontaineo
Geneva, Switzerland

THE CHALLENGE

To beat the repeated heatwaves we all suffered in 2022, Geneva inaugurated its first sparkling water fountain. This installation marks Switzerland's first public fountain providing still & sparkling water 90% of which comes from the lake. While SIG also supplies more than 1'400 public fountains throughout the city of Geneva, outdoor reseller Urbanat and water dispenser manufacturer Fontaineo, joined efforts to campaign and shake the heatwave with its first smart fountain. Equipped with Droople’s iLink sensors and artificial intelligence platform, this collaboration would precisely monitor the consumption of water and the economical impact single-use plastic bottles has on the environment.

THE SOLUTION

Water dispensers at the office, a tap at home, or a public water fountain at the shopping centre. Until now fountains were “just doing their job” providing water. It was unknown how much water was consumed, the impact on the climate, or how much money was saved.

Droople’s iLink smart sensors and Water Intelligence Platform now allow drinkers to automatically gain insight into how many plastic bottles they avoided, their bottle cost savings, and their reduction in carbon footprint. 

Vendors get real-time monitoring and set their tailored benchmarks according to affiliated organizations and their operations. The possibilities include pay-per-use business models, setting alarms for optimising water dispenser lifespan, and monitor water filter canisters or CO2 cartridges to plan replacements accordingly.

A QR code on the machine (scan or click here for an example) allows everyone to access this information, scan and experience their impact in real-time.

If you are interested how to make your water appliance smarter, or have inquiries on our fountainOS package and pricing for resellers and distributors, contact us or email our Sales team directly at sales@droople.com.

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actionable insights

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Ecological, Environmental and Economic impact in real-time. Within 2 months, we found:

  • 15,147L of water consumed since installation = 30,294 plastic bottles saved
  • 55,365 users since its installation = 390 users / per day!
  • Wednesday & Friday mid-later afternoons the most visited
  • 61% persons preferred sparkling water
  • 15m3 of water was delivered
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Where environmental impact and financial saving metrics can be tailored according to:

  • Currency and price per bottle (ie 0.5 liter bottle)
  • Bottle water price per liter
  • Dispenser water price
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SDIS de la Plaine de l’Orbe

The SDIS de la Plaine de l'Orbe is proud to provide its firefighters with a smart water fountain. Thanks to the Droople system, we can see our environmental impact in real time.

Jonathan Gomber

Firehouse Commander

Regler Coffee

Active climate protection, health promotion and cost savings are the 3 most important advantages: Do employees drink enough water at the office? What is the environmental impact? Good for the environment, good for the wallet.

Bernhard Kiesel

Managing Director

Watertec

Thanks to fountainOS, as a company we can calculate the water consumption to best meet the customer's request. Water consumption is calculated so that the filter can be changed at the right time.

Béatrice Mauroux

Sales Manager

Fontaineo

Already a great success with +17,000 liters distributed, with +62,700 consumers... the ecological impact (via Droople's technology) is very positive with nearly 34,000 50cl plastic bottles saved and 3,000 kg less CO2!

Fabrice Cretin

General Director

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access the app ?

Login at https://app.droople.com with the credentials you received. Welcome to your Water Intelligence Platform!

What gateway should I choose?

There are several gateways that can be used Wifi, 4G, Ethernet LoRa Gateways. Further “Connectivity” FAQs on our Support page

How do I install the device ?

Once you've unboxed your Droople Package consisting of an iLink & sensor(s) and gateway, (1) retrofit the sensor to the consumable. (2) Retrofit the sensor to the inline pipe, (3) Turn on your gateway, (4) Scan to configure your Droople iLink, and (5) Activate by pulling the iLink ticket.

Visit the Droople Support page to access the DIY videos and Quick Start Guides based on your product.

How do I configure my device on the platform ?

Each Droople iLink has a unique QR Code. Scanning takes you to configure it to a new or existing "asset". After configuration and use of your tap, you already have access to your metrics. For detailed instructions, you can find videos and tutorials on our Support page: https://droople.readme.io/

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