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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 lease”} them typically [spin code=”can’t dictate 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 everybody who works at or visits your workplace.
Benefits of Drinking Water
Having free water service will encourage people to consume more, and reap 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 overall well-being and health of your employees is a smart move. Water is the fundamental chemical compound of the human body, making up roughly sixty percent of a person’s weight. Each part of your body depends on water to function correctly. Water flushes out toxins from vital organs, and carries nutrients to cells. Lack of water can result in dehydration, a problem 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 listless or tired. In addition, many bottled water coolers dispense water hot enough 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?
Most people have heard the recommendation that 8 glasses of water is a good daily goal. The Institute of Medicine advises that healthy male adults residing in temperate climates need three liters, which is about thirteen cups, of liquid daily. The recommended amount for women is roughly three liters daily, which is about nine cups of beverages per day. No single formula is perfect for everybody, but these guidelines are a great starting point. A person’s overall health, where they live, and how active they are should all be considered when determining the acceptable amount of liquids that you should be drinking daily.
Consider the Environment
According to recent statistics, roughly fifty billion plastic water bottles end up in United States landfills every year – that’s almost 140 million everyday! 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 bottles for water
- one hundred twenty grams of greenhouse gases are made by one disposable plastic bottle
Most water bottles provided by water service companies are recycled at the end of their life-cycle. The recycled plastic is used to make carpet, toys and other products. You will not often find large bottled water containers in landfills.