A full 5-gallon water bottle weighs approximately 45 pounds. Care should be taken in lifting to avoid any strains.
With today's technology there is a new way to replace water bottles on water coolers.
Smart dollies are available to do the work. They do the heavy lifting, saving strain on the back and arms.
Water bottles are made by various companies throughout the world, and the weight of individuals bottles can vary by as much as 10 pounds.
Most 5 gallon water bottles are made out of Polycarbonate a tough, shatter- and heat-resistant material.