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It’s hard to know what type of water you are consuming from the tap 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 fresh, filtered water to your business insures the freshest possible water for everybody who visits or works at your building.
Benefits of Drinking Water
Having free water service will encourage employees to consume more, and earn the benefits of drinking water. With the cost of health insurance, and lost productivity due to employees being sick, anything that can be done to help the general health and well-being of your employees is a good idea. Water is the principal chemical compound of the human body, making up roughly 60% of a person’s 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 happens when there is not enough 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 listless or tired. 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 shown to have many health benefits.
How Much Water to Drink?
Many people have heard the advice that eight glasses of water should be consumed daily. The Institute of Medicine advises that healthy male adults residing in temperate climates need three liters, which is about 13 cups, of liquid per day. The recommended amount for women is approximately three liters per day, which is about 9 cups of beverages daily. No one 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 considered when figuring out the right amount of beverages that should be consumed daily.
Consider the Environment
According to recent statistics, roughly 50 billion plastic water bottles are added to United States landfills every year – that’s almost 140 million every single day! Currently, approximately only 22% of water bottles are recycled. Here are other facts:
- It takes seven hundred 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 providers are recycled at the end of their life-cycle. The recycled plastic is used to make toys, carpet and other products. You will not often find large bottled water containers in landfills.