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It’s hard to know the quality of water you are getting from the faucet at an office building. As a majority buildings are leased, the companies that lease”} 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 not very appealing for drinking or washing dishes. Having a water service deliver filtered, fresh water to your business guarantees the freshest possible water for everyone who visits or works at your building.
Water’s Health Benefits
Having free water on hand will encourage everybody to drink more, and reap the benefits that water provides. With the cost of health insurance, and lost productivity due to days missed because of illness, anything that can be done to encourage the general health and well-being of your employees is a good idea. Water is the fundamental chemical compound of the human body, accounting for roughly 60% of a person’s weight. Every component of your body depends on water to function properly. Water carries nutrients to cells, and flushes toxins out of vital organs. Insufficient water can result in dehydration, a problem that happens when there’s not enough water in the body to carry out general 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 tired and listless. In addition, many bottled water coolers dispense water hot enough 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 recommendation that eight 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 daily, which is about 9 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 considered when figuring out the acceptable amount of liquids that should be consumed daily.
According to recent statistics, roughly fifty 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 make water bottles
- 120 grams of greenhouse gases are generated by 1 disposable plastic bottle
Most water bottles provided by water service firms are recycled at the end of their life-cycle. The recycled plastic is used to make toys, carpet and other items. You will rarely find large bottled water containers in landfills.