DS Waters Water Filtration Units
UH entered into a contract with DS
Waters (DBA Sparkletts) to provide
water filtration units for
$17.99/month plus an annual charge
of $25.00 to change the filter.
Also, UH Plumbing must approve the
proposed location of the filtration
unit before installation and inspect
the unit after it is installed.
Steps for Requesting a Water
1. Requesting department submits
billable work request to PlantOps
Customer Service, including cost
center to be charged, for the UH
Plumbing Shop to approve/inspect the
installation of the water filtration
unit. Specify the proposed location
of the unit(s).These steps are also summarized in a
2. Customer Service notifies the
requesting department of the work
request number and forwards the work
request to the UH Plumbing Shop.
3. Requesting department submits
Waters Order Form to DS
Waters and includes work request
number on Order Form.
4. Plumbing Shop will coordinate
with DS Waters to locate water tap
within 48 hours of receiving the
work request, provided the Plumbing
Shop is not busy with a campus
5. DS Waters installs unit within 24
hours of being notified by Plumbing
Shop of approved location.
6. DS Waters notifies the Plumbing
Shop that installation is complete.
7. Plumbing Shop inspects installed
water filtration unit and notifies
PlantOps Customer Service that unit
8. Customer Service notifies the
requesting department that the unit
is safe to use.
Water Filtration Units vs. Bottled
• Water filtration units use the
building’s water supply. Bottled
water dispensers use plastic
bottles, which are difficult to
handle and bad for the environment.Scenario 1:
• Water filtration units are less
expensive than bottled water
dispensers. Water dispensers average
$12/month plus $5/bottle. Water
filtration units are a fixed price
per month regardless of use. See
Department uses a
bottled water dispenser and consumes
1 bottle of water per day.
$12 + ($5 * 20 days) = $112/month *
12 months = $1,344/year.
Department uses a DS
Waters water filtration unit.
($17.99/month * 12 months) + $25 for
filter = $240.88/year + $50
estimated one-time charge for UH
Plumbing to inspect unit. That’s a
savings of over $1,000/year compared
to a bottled water dispenser!
Additional Information about DS
Waters Water Filtration Units
• See the water filtration units
• PO not required to request a water
filtration unit (follow the steps
• Payment can be made by P-Card
(preferred) or voucher.
• Use account 53500, Rental –
Equipment, when paying for rental of
water filtration units.
• No minimum rental period.
• If you want to stop renting the
filtration unit, send an email to
Naomi Alfred at DS Waters (firstname.lastname@example.org)
and DS Waters will remove the unit
within 60 days. There is no penalty
but you must continue to pay for the
unit until it is removed by DS
Contacts for Questions
Mason Reese, DS Waters Key Account
Mason can provide more information
about the units, how they work, and
which one to choose.
Naomi Alfred, DS Water Key Customer
Care Lead, 866-307-6092 x5200
Naomi receives the DS Waters Order
Form (scan and email) and handles
UH Plumbing Shop, 713-743-5671
The Plumbing Shop can answer
questions about the proposed
location of the water filtration
unit or related to the installation.
Mike Glisson, Executive Director of
Mike can answer questions about the
business process or the DS Waters
This document, the DS Waters
Order Form, and DS Waters Order
Process Flowchart, and
pictures/descriptions of the water
filtration units are located on the