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You never know what type of water you are getting from the faucet at an office building. As many buildings are leased, the companies 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 business insures the freshest water possible for everyone who visits or works at your building.
Health Benefits of Water
Having free water available will encourage employees to drink more, and gain the benefits of drinking water. With the cost of health insurance, and lost productivity due to days missed because of illness, anything that can be done to encourage the overall health and well-being of your employees is a smart move. Water is the principal chemical compound of the human body, making up approximately sixty percent of a person’s weight. Each 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 result in dehydration, a condition that occurs when there is insufficient 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 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 is Needed?
Many people have heard the recommendation that 8 glasses of water should be consumed daily. The Institute of Medicine advises 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 nine cups of liquid daily. No single formula 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 factored in when figuring out the acceptable amount of liquids that should be consumed daily.
According to recent statistics, roughly fifty billion plastic water bottles end up in United States landfills each year – that’s almost 140 million every single day! Currently, only roughly twenty two percent of water bottles are recycled. Some other facts:
- It takes seven hundred years for plastic to decompose
- 17 million barrels of oil are used annually to produce water bottles
- 120 grams of greenhouse gases are produced 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 carpet, toys and other items. You will not often find large bottled water containers in landfills.