Boston University Implements New Water Program through W.B. Mason

Sourcing & Procurement is pleased to announce a new water delivery program with W.B. Mason. The University’s relationship with W.B. Mason as a preferred vendor has allowed for discounted rates for both water delivery as well as permanent plumbed water filtration units.


Plumbed Water Filtration Units: The Sustainable Choice

The use of plumbed water filtration units (as opposed to bottled water) aligns with the University’s mission towards sustainable practices. The new water systems will eliminate the need for disposable bottles and lessen the need for delivery services, reducing the amount of waste produced. Units will be installed using existing plumbing and filter the water to the highest standards. (Keep in mind, however, that Boston’s tap water is among the BEST in the country.) This change will reduce costs significantly for individual schools and departments. Departments can save up to $550 each year when switching from a rented water filtration unit from another vendor.

Buying a filtration unit is as easy as buying a stapler through W.B. Mason. Simply search for the product in the W.B. Mason catalog in the Terrier Marketplace and purchase.

Available Models:

Oasis Artesian water filtration system $339.90

Oasis Onyx water filtration system $339.90

Water Bottle Delivery at a Fraction of the Cost

If plumbed water filtration is not available in your office (contact FM&P to find out), W.B. Mason still offers savings on water bottle delivery. Compared to other vendors’ pricing, water costs can decrease by more than 50%. Furthermore, using on-demand ordering on W.B. Mason’s catalog in the Terrier Marketplace, departments can simply order bottles on an as-needed basis, eliminating the requirement for storing large numbers of bottles. In addition, because no contract is needed, schools and departments do not have to be locked into years-long agreements. A great sustainability benefit is the expected transportation emissions reduction from delivery since W.B. Mason is on campus regularly as our office supply vendor.

To explore which option might be a good fit for your office, please contact Michael Khoury, the BU Account Representative at W.B. Mason by phone, 617-780-7480 or email

For questions about this change or for additional help placing your order, please contact us at 617-353-2370 or at

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