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You never know what kind of water you are consuming from the faucet at an office building. As a majority buildings are leased, the companies that occupy”} 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 guarantees the freshest possible water for everybody who works at or visits your workplace.
Benefits of Drinking Water
Having free water on hand will encourage employees to drink more, and earn the benefits that water provides. With the expense of health insurance, and lost productivity due to employees being sick, anything that can be done to encourage the overall well-being and health of your employees is a smart move. Water is the fundamental chemical compound of the human body, making up roughly 60% of a person’s weight. Each component of your body depends on water to function correctly. Water carries nutrients to cells, and flushes toxins out of vital organs. Lack of water can result in dehydration, a problem that occurs when there is not enough water in the body to complete 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 tired and listless. In addition, some 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 proven to have many health benefits.
How Much Water to Drink?
Most people have heard the recommendation that eight 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 daily. The recommended amount for women is approximately 3 liters daily, which is about 9 cups of liquid daily. No single formula is perfect for everyone, but these recommendations are a good 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, approximately fifty billion plastic water bottles end up in United States landfills every year – that’s almost 140 million every single day! Currently, only roughly 22% 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 water bottles
- one hundred twenty grams of greenhouse gases are generated 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 carpet, toys and other things. You will not often find large bottled water containers in landfills.