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It’s hard to know what type of water you are drinking from the tap at an office building. As many 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 tap in the break room is less than appealing for drinking or washing dishes. Having a water service deliver fresh, filtered water to your workplace guarantees the freshest water possible for everyone who visits or works at your building.
Benefits of Drinking Water
Having free water available will encourage employees to consume more, and gain 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 general well-being and health of your employees is a smart move. Water is the fundamental chemical compound of the human body, accounting for approximately 60% of totalbody weight. Each part of your body depends on water to function correctly. Water flushes out toxins from vital organs, and carries nutrients to cells. Insufficient water can lead to dehydration, a condition that happens when there is insufficient water in the body to carry out general bodily functions. Whenever you feel thirsty, there’s a very good chance you are already dehydrated. Even mild dehydration can sap your energy and strength and make you tired and listless. In addition, some bottled water coolers dispense water hot enough for tea or hot drinks, so that water does not have to boiled. So people can make tea, which has been shown to have many health benefits.
How Much Water to Drink?
Most people have heard the advice that 8 glasses of water is a good daily goal. The Institute of Medicine advises that average male adults living in temperate climates need three liters, which is about 13 cups, of liquid per day. The recommended amount for women is approximately 3 liters daily, which is about 9 cups of beverages per day. No single formula is perfect for everybody, 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 right amount of liquids that should be consumed daily.
According to recent statistics, approximately fifty billion plastic water bottles are added to United States landfills each year – that’s almost 140 million everyday! Currently, only roughly 22% 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
- one hundred twenty grams of greenhouse gases are generated by one 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 not often find large bottled water containers in landfills.