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It’s hard to know what kind of water you are drinking from the tap at an office building. As a lot buildings are leased, the companies that occupy”} 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 not very appealing for drinking or washing dishes. Having a water service deliver filtered, fresh water to your business insures the freshest water possible for everybody who visits or works at your building.
Water’s Health Benefits
Having free water on hand will encourage employees 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 health and well-being of your employees is a good idea. Water is the principal chemical compound of the human body, making up approximately 60% of a person’s weight. Each part of your body depends on water to function properly. 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 complete general 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 Do I Need?
Many people have heard the recommendation that eight 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 per day. The recommended amount for women is approximately 3 liters daily, which is about nine cups of liquid per day. No one 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 considered when figuring out the acceptable amount of liquids that you should be drinking daily.
According to recent statistics, roughly 50 billion plastic water bottles end up in United States landfills each year – that’s almost 140 million every single day! Currently, only approximately 22% of water bottles are recycled. Here are other facts:
- It takes 700 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 produced 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 products. You will not often find large bottled water containers in landfills.