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You never know what kind 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=”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 fresh, filtered water to your business guarantees the freshest water possible for everyone who visits or works at your building.
Water’s Health Benefits
Having free water on hand will encourage people to drink more, and gain the benefits that water provides. With the cost of health insurance, and lost productivity due to employees being sick, anything that can be done to encourage the overall health and well-being of your employees is a smart move. Water is the fundamental chemical compound of the human body, accounting for approximately 60% of a person’s weight. Each component 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 problem that occurs when there is insufficient water in the body to complete 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, 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 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 residing in temperate climates need three liters, which is about 13 cups, of liquid daily. The recommended amount for women is approximately three liters daily, which is about 9 cups of liquid daily. No one is perfect for everyone, 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 should be consumed daily.
According to recent statistics, roughly fifty billion plastic water bottles go to United States landfills each year – that’s almost 140 million everyday! Currently, only roughly 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 produced by 1 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 carpet, toys and other products. You will not often find large bottled water containers in landfills.