WOW transitions to station sales exclusively

The Water-on-Wheels team is excited to announce a major business decision – 2016 will be a transition year as WOW shifts its focus from offering both water station rental and sales, to offering exclusively water station sales in 2017.

“In 2014 Water-on-Wheels opened a new line of business manufacturing and selling its water refill stations to municipalities, colleges, universities, and organizations. The interest in purchasing stations by events and organizations looking for permanent sustainability solutions has increased so significantly, that we felt it was time to focus on serving the sales market” says WOW co-owner Rebecca Cotter.

“While the rental market is really where WOW got its start, and we have developed a lot of really positive partnerships with our rental clients, WOW is interested in the long-term sustainability of eliminating commercially-packaged bottled water” says Cotter. “In order to have the greatest sustainable impact, both environmentally, and economically for our clients, WOW has decided to focus on producing quality, economical water refill stations for purchase and long-term use.”

WOW will to take rental bookings, as stations are available, through the end of September 2016.

Clients interested in purchasing a water refill station are encouraged to review the “Buy a Station” page on the WOW website for more information about the stations WOW sells.

More information about the company’s transition will be posted online in the months to come.

Stay hydrated,

The WOW Team

AWWA profiles satisfied WOW purchase client

At the end of August a satisfied WOW client – The City of Bozeman, Montana – shared a great article from the August 2015 edition of the AWWA Journal in which their water refill station was profiled!

The City of Bozeman purchased a Classic Water Refill Station from WOW in 2014.

Read the whole Communication Without Words: How Utilities Can Become Visible to Their Customers article on our website now!

Bozeman has experienced amazing success keeping residents and visitors to local events hydrated using their water refill station. The station purchase has helped the Bozeman municipality communicate the value of water, open the channels of communication about the benefits of tap water over bottled water, and generate “a lot of fun discussions…about where their water comes from”. Purchasing a WOW water refill station for your event or municipality can provide similar results to your city’s hydration demands as well.

Find out more about how to purchase a Water-on-Wheels water refill station and how WOW can help your event or municipality hydrated using existing tap water infrastructure on the Buy a Station webpage, our Contact WOW today to discuss your hydration needs!

Happy reading!

“Canada 150” 2017 funding announced

Happy Canada Day!

In 2017 Canada will celebrate its 150 anniversary! The Department of Canadian Heritage has announced a new funding initiative: The Canada 150 Fund, aimed at providing funding for events that promote Canadian values, culture and history; generate national pride; and leave a legacy for the future.

Consider investing in a water station or multiple stations as part of your request for event funding and as part of your event’s legacy opportunities.

Find more information about The Canada 150 Fund on the Department of Canadian Heritage website.

Now is your chance to get creative and use this opportunity for funding to support your desire to invest in the long-term sustainable legacy of your event. Plan to add a water refill station to your event in 2017. Instead of renting a station considering making the investment in a station purchase that can be used at your events for years to come.

Purchasing a WOW water refill station is economical and turn-key.

WOW Mini stations retail for $3,500+HST and shipping.

WOW Classic stations retail for $9,000+HST and shipping.

Contact WOW today to explore the possibilities of purchasing a WOW water refill station for your Canada 150 event in 2017.

Plan ahead to stay hydrated. Let WOW help!

Over 1M refills since 2010!

We’ve surpassed a significant milestone in our business recently – the 1 million refill mark!


Thank you to all of our clients, the hundreds of special events across Ontario who have welcomed WOW water refill stations into their events to keep patrons and attendees hydrated, WOW has filled more than one million cups, bottles, canteens, jugs water guns, and hydration packs to date.

To recognize this milestone and to keep our web followers updated on our refilling progress, we’ve added a cool new refill tracker on the Rent a Station page of this website. Check this webpage regularly to find out how many bottles refills WOW dispenses this season.

The 2015 season is shaping up to be WOW’s busiest yet! Lots of events, means lots of refills, but more importantly means fewer disposable bottles being sent to landfill as the result of event-generated waste. Thank you to all of our clients, and all of the event attendees who have chosen Water-on-Wheels to #stayhydrated and enhance event #sustainability.

Next time you head out the door to an event, remember to #BYOBottle and find the closest WOW water refill station.

Looking forward to our next million refills.

– The WOW Team

WOW is a “Water’s Next” award finalist!

WOW’s owner, Rebecca Cotter, chosen as a Water’s Next 2015 Finalist!

Adapted from original article published on Water Canada.

With more than 80 nominations for this year’s Water’s Next awards, the Water’s Next national awards program honours the achievements and ideas of individuals and companies that successfully work to change water in our country.

To celebrate Canada Water Week (March 16-22), as well as our country’s water champions and leaders, Water’s Next has released the names of the finalists for each of the eight awards – and Water-on-Wheels has been chosen as a finalist in the Business category!

Thank you to the 2015 selection committee for their consideration and selections.

WOW is honoured to be recognized among such an impressive group of water leaders and professionals…

Heather Leschied, Living Lakes Canada
Matthew McCandless, IISD-Experimental Lakes Area
Madjid Mohseni, University of British Columbia

Michael Albanese, H2Flow Equipment Inc.
Rebecca Cotter, Water-on-Wheels
Kevin Jones, BLOOM Centre for Sustainability
Lynn Mueller, International Wastewater Systems

Eric Meliton, Partners in Project Green
Barry Orr, City of London
Numair Uppal, WRAIN
Anna Warwick-Sears, Okanagan Basin Water Board

Cailin Hillier, Canadian Water Network
Megan Kot, Centre for Water Resources Studies – Dalhousie University
Muaz Nasir, Toronto Water
Mikhail Smilovic, McGill University


Water Resources
Aquarius, Aquatic Informatics
AWT Bacterial Treatments, Advanced Water Technologies Inc.
Tomahawk System, Envirologics Engineering Inc.
WaterTrax Electronic Reporting Tool, WaterTrax

Community Circle Drinking Water System Design and Development, RES’EAU-WaterNET
Model Predictive Pressure Control, Windsor Utilities Commission

Drinking Water
ATP Monitoring Solutions, LuminUltra
AVIVE Water, SanEcoTec Ltd.
Coquitlam UV Disinfection Facility Project, Metro Vancouver and Ausenco Engineering Canada Inc.
Pipe Wall Assessment Technology, Pure Technologies

Anaerobic ADI-BVF Reactor, ADI Systems
Jellyfish & Sorbtive Media, Imbrium Systems
Pearl Nutrient Recovery Process, Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc.
PeCOD, Mantech Inc.

Good luck to all the finalists!