How to Clean a Greenway Water Dispenser

Greenway is a manufacturer of water dispensers that are found in many homes and offices. These water dispensers provide clean bottled water stored in 3- to 5-gallon jugs. The dispensers easily distribute hot, cold or room-temperature water at the push of a button. Cleaning the Greenway water dispenser is an easy task, and should be done every four months to keep the unit clean and free of bacteria.

Step 1

Unplug the water dispenser from the electrical outlet. 

Step 2

Remove the water jug, and discard any water that is in the jug. 

Step 3

Bring a large pot of water to a boil, then pour the hot water into the water reservoir along with 1 tsp.  of bleach.

Step 4

Place a pair of rubber gloves on your hands if you like, then use a nylon scrub brush to clean the inside of the reservoir. 

Step 5

After cleaning, pour the water out into the sink, then fill once more with boiling water and let sit for 20 minutes. 

Step 6

Run the boiling water through the water dispensers on the machine, allowing the water to collect in the pot you used to boil the water. 

Step 7

Discard the water, place a fresh water bottle back onto the unit and plug into the electrical outlet.  The unit is now ready for use.

Things You Will Need

  • Water
  • Large pot
  • Bleach
  • Nylon scrub brush
  • Rubber gloves (optional)

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