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It’s hard to know what kind of water you are getting from the faucet at an office building. As most buildings are leased, the businesses that occupy”} them typically [spin code=”don’t have much say in how the facilities are handled. In many instances, 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 workplace guarantees the freshest water possible for everybody who visits or works at your building.
Health Benefits of Water
Having free water service will encourage people 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 well-being and health of your employees is a smart move. Water is the fundamental chemical compound of the human body, accounting for roughly sixty percent of a person’s weight. Every part of your body relies 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 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 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 shown to have many health benefits.
How Much Water to Drink?
Many people have heard the advice that eight glasses of water is a good daily goal. The Institute of Medicine recommends that average male adults living in temperate climates need three liters, which is about thirteen cups, of liquid daily. The recommended amount for women is roughly 3 liters per day, which is about 9 cups of beverages per day. No single formula is perfect for everybody, but these recommendations are a great starting point. A person’s overall health, where they live, and how active they are should all be factored in when figuring out the perfect amount of liquids that you should be drinking daily.
Consider the Environment
According to recent statistics, approximately fifty billion plastic water bottles go to United States landfills every year – that’s almost 140 million everyday! 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 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.