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You never know the quality of water you are drinking from the tap at an office building. As most 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 fresh, filtered water to your business insures the freshest water possible for everybody who works at or visits your workplace.
Benefits of Drinking Water
Having free water available will encourage everybody to drink more, and reap the benefits that water provides. With the expense of health insurance, and lost productivity due to days missed because of illness, anything that can be done to encourage the overall well-being and health of your employees is a good idea. Water is the fundamental chemical compound of the human body, accounting for approximately sixty percent of totalbody weight. Every component of your body depends 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 occurs when there is not enough 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 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 employees can make tea, which has been proven to have many health benefits.
How Much Water to Drink?
Many people have heard the adage that 8 glasses of water should be consumed daily. The Institute of Medicine recommends 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 3 liters per day, which is about 9 cups of beverages per day. No one 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 figuring out the acceptable amount of liquids that you should be drinking daily.
According to recent statistics, approximately 50 billion plastic water bottles end up in United States landfills every year – that’s almost 140 million every single day! Currently, approximately only 22% 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 water bottles
- one hundred twenty grams of greenhouse gases are generated by 1 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 toys, carpet and other products. You will rarely see large bottled water containers in landfills.