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It’s hard to know what type of water you are drinking from the faucet at an office building. As many buildings are leased, the companies that occupy”} them typically [spin code=”don’t have much say in how the facilities are handled. In many cases, the water out of the faucet in the break room is less than appealing for drinking or washing dishes. Having a water service deliver fresh, filtered water to your workplace guarantees the freshest possible water for everyone who works at or visits your workplace.
Water’s Health Benefits
Having free water available will encourage everybody to drink more, and reap the benefits of drinking water. With the expense of health insurance, and lost productivity due to days missed because of illness, anything that can be done to help the general health and well-being of your employees is a smart move. Water is the principal chemical compound of the human body, accounting for approximately 60% of totalbody weight. Each component of your body depends on water to function properly. Water carries nutrients to cells, and flushes toxins out of vital organs. Lack of water can lead to dehydration, a condition that occurs when there is insufficient water in the body to complete normal bodily functions. Whenever you feel thirsty, there’s a very good chance you are already dehydrated. Even mild dehydration can sap your strength and energy and make you listless or tired. In addition, some bottled water coolers dispense water hot enough for tea or hot drinks, so that water does not have to boiled. So people can make tea, which has been proven to have many health benefits.
How Much Water to Drink?
Most people have heard the adage that 8 glasses of water is a good daily goal. The Institute of Medicine recommends that average male adults residing in temperate climates need three liters, which is about thirteen cups, of liquid per day. The recommended amount for women is approximately three liters per day, which is about 9 cups of liquid per day. No one is perfect for everyone, but these guidelines are a reasonable starting point. A person’s overall health, where they live, and how active they are should all be considered when figuring out the acceptable amount of liquids that should be consumed daily.
According to recent statistics, approximately 50 billion plastic water bottles go to United States landfills each year – that’s almost 140 million every single day! Currently, only approximately twenty two percent of water bottles are recycled. Here are other facts:
- It takes 700 years for plastic to decompose
- 17 million barrels of oil are used annually to produce bottles for water
- one hundred twenty grams of greenhouse gases are produced by 1 disposable plastic bottle
Most water bottles provided by water service companies are recycled at the end of their life-cycle. The recycled plastic is used to make toys, carpet and other things. You will not often see large bottled water containers in landfills.