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Tana Water UK headquarters in Guildford

Guildford, 6th July 2009, Mains-fed water cooler manufacturer and owner of the Tami 4 brand, Tana Water UK Ltd. (, has announced the appointment of drinking water industry veteran, Ian Webb, as UK Operations Manager.

In his prior role as director of UK Water Group, Webb pioneered the UK point of use (PoU) water cooler industry, which reduces business costs and plastic waste by filtering mains water instead of using bottles. He was the inaugural chairman of the European Point of Use Drinking Water Association (EPDWA), which promotes and maintains the highest standards of hygiene, safety and ethics in the European PoU industry (

As Operations Manager at Tana Water UK, Webb, aged 47, will have overall responsibility for customer service, Tami 4 engineers’ schedules, fleet management, product refurbishment and facilities management at Tana Water’s UK headquarters in Guildford, Surrey.

Tami 4 mains-fed water coolers use a sub 0.5 micron solid carbon filter to remove chlorine, cysts, limescale, sand and rust from tap water. An 11 Watt ultraviolet lamp kills any germs after dechlorination, without adding chemicals to the drinking water. All components are approved by the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS and Tami 4 machines are sold with a mandatory six monthly sanitation and service contract, undertaken by WRAS-approved Tami 4 engineers.

“We are the only water cooler manufacturer that services its own machines. As we expand, we need someone of Ian’s calibre to drive this from the top and ensure that we provide our customers with the very best service in the industry” said Nick Heane, managing director of Tana Water UK. “We welcome Ian back to the industry and look forward to working with him to take this company to the next level.”


About Tana Water (UK) Ltd.,

Tana Water UK Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tana Industries, one of the world’s leading developers and producers of mains-fed water dispensers. The company has been active in the UK since 1993 and has installed more than 15,000 dispensers in the UK within the private and public sector, including educational establishments, healthcare providers, government offices and domestic environments. Tana Water is an approved supplier to the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency.

All Tana dispensers have Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) Approval and only use WRAS approved installation parts, ensuring that our dispensers are suitable to be connected to mains water supplies. To substantially reduce electricity consumption, all new hot & cold Tana dispensers automatically power down when not in use.
Tana Water mains-fed machines are 100% recyclable and use biodegradable carbon and UV filters. Used units are returned to our UK headquarters and refurbished. Extending their use in this way considerably reduces waste sent to landfill and reduces the carbon footprint of the dispensers over their lifecycle. For further information please visit

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