US Water Dispenser Market Approaches 8 Million Units

Press release - Tuesday 15 October 2019

The US water dispenser market has grown by an annual average of 4.4% to reach almost 8 million units at the end of 2018, according to a new report from the industry’s leading specialist consultancy Zenith Global.

“For the first time, we have been able to include integrated tap systems alongside our regular research into bottled water dispensers and mains-fed point of use units,” commented Zenith Global Senior Consultant Pam Jones.

Home and office bottled water dispensers dominate the market at 75% of total numbers installed. Mains-fed units have advanced faster than the overall market, rising by an average 8.8% a year to nearly 2 million in December 2018.

“American consumers have become more concerned about cost, convenience and the environment,” added Pam Jones. “Mains-fed point of use distributors have clearly benefited from these wider trends”.

Integrated tap systems are also strengthening their profile. 87% of these are in commercial locations, mainly workplaces. Their presence in hotels, restaurants, catering and homes is also significant.

“Another key trend we have identified is a shift towards customers buying units instead of renting them. The overall US market is now worth more than $4,500 million,” Pam Jones concluded.

Zenith Global predicts that the total number of water dispense units in the United States will increase by a further 1.3 million to a total of 9.2 million in 2023.

The US Water Dispenser Report 2019 contains over 50 pages of market commentary, charts and tables including analysis from 2014 to 2018 with forecasts to 2023. Full details are available online at For more information, contact Zenith Global on +44 (0)1225 327900 or e-mail

Notes for Editors

  1. One chart is attached for publication: US water dispensers 2014-18.
  2. For further information, please contact:

Louise Belsey, Zenith Global Ltd
7 Kingsmead Square, Bath BA1 2AB, United Kingdom
t +44 (0)1225 327926


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