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You never know the quality of water you are getting from the faucet at an office building. As a majority buildings are leased, the businesses that lease”} them typically [spin code=”can’t dictate 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 filtered, fresh water to your business insures the freshest water possible for everyone who works at or visits your workplace.
Water’s Health Benefits
Having free water on hand will encourage people to drink more, and gain the benefits of drinking water. With the cost of health insurance, and lost productivity due to days missed because of illness, anything that can be done to help the general well-being and health of your employees is a good idea. Water is the fundamental chemical compound of the human body, making up roughly sixty percent of totalbody weight. Each component of your body relies on water to function correctly. Water carries nutrients to cells, and flushes toxins out of vital organs. Insufficient water can lead to dehydration, a condition that occurs when there’s insufficient water in the body to carry out normal bodily functions. Whenever you feel thirsty, it’s more than likely that you are already dehydrated. Even mild dehydration can sap your strength and energy and make you listless or tired. In addition, many bottled water coolers dispense hot water for tea or hot drinks, so that water does not have to boiled. So employees can make tea, which has been shown to have many health benefits.
How Much Water Do I Need?
Many people have heard the advice that eight glasses of water should be consumed daily. The Institute of Medicine advises that healthy male adults living in temperate climates need three liters, which is about 13 cups, of liquid per day. The recommended amount for women is roughly three liters daily, which is about nine cups of liquid daily. No one is perfect for everyone, but these recommendations are a reasonable starting point. A person’s overall health, where they live, and how active they are should all be factored in when determining the acceptable amount of liquids that should be consumed daily.
According to recent statistics, roughly 50 billion plastic water bottles end up in United States landfills every year – that’s almost 140 million everyday! Currently, only roughly 22% of water bottles are recycled. Here are other facts:
- It takes seven hundred years for plastic to decompose
- 17 million barrels of oil are used annually to produce water bottles
- one hundred twenty grams of greenhouse gases are produced by one disposable plastic bottle
Most water bottles used by water service companies are recycled at the end of their life-cycle. The recycled plastic is used to make carpet, toys and other items. You will not often find large bottled water containers in landfills.