Water coolers are often the last thing on a thirsty person’s mind before they leave their homes for the day.
They’re the last place to drink or take a shower.
They also often make it easy to find water when people aren’t home.
But now, the number of water coolers on the market has dwindled to about 1,000.
Many of those shuttered are for people who use their water as a source of drinking water.
Water Coolers in Motion: The Changing Lives of Water CoolersA special report by The Associated Press, featuring interviews with people and businesses about water cooler use, illustrates the change that’s taking place.