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It’s hard to know what kind of water you are drinking 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 instances, the water out of the tap in the break room is less than appealing for drinking or washing dishes. Having a water service deliver filtered, fresh water to your business guarantees the freshest water possible for everybody who works at or visits your workplace.
Water’s Health Benefits
Having free water service will encourage people to drink more, and reap the benefits of drinking water. With the cost of health insurance, and lost productivity due to employees being sick, anything that can be done to help the overall well-being and health of your employees is a good idea. Water is the principal chemical compound of the human body, making up roughly sixty percent of a person’s weight. Every part of your body relies on water to function properly. Water flushes out toxins from vital organs, and carries nutrients to cells. Lack of water can lead to dehydration, a problem that happens when there is not enough water in the body to carry out normal bodily functions. Whenever you feel thirsty, there’s a very good chance you are already dehydrated. Even mild dehydration can sap your energy and strength 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 people can make tea, which has been shown to have many health benefits.
How Much Water to Drink?
Many people have heard the recommendation that 8 glasses of water should be consumed daily. The Institute of Medicine advises that average male adults living in temperate climates need three liters, which is about thirteen cups, of liquid per day. The recommended amount for women is roughly three liters per day, which is about nine cups of beverages daily. No one is perfect for everybody, but these guidelines are a great starting point. A person’s overall health, where they live, and how active they are should all be factored in when determining the perfect amount of beverages that you should be drinking daily.
According to recent statistics, approximately 50 billion plastic water bottles go to United States landfills every year – that’s almost 140 million every single day! Currently, only approximately twenty two percent of water bottles are recycled. Some other facts:
- It takes 700 years for plastic to decompose
- 17 million barrels of oil are used annually to make bottles for water
- one hundred twenty grams of greenhouse gases are produced by one 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 find large bottled water containers in landfills.