Drinking water is generally defined as water that is safe to drink or to use for food preparation. Read on to discover 10 important facts about drinking water. WaterSmart's factory trained technicians can expertly set up and install any drinking water system in your home or office, and installation is always free when you purchase a new system from WaterSmart. If you want to make the move to a better drinking water system, contact WaterSmart today to book an appointment and have one of our drinking water system installation experts do it for you.
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10 Facts About Drinking Water
One of the facts about drinking water that can't be understated is the importance of consuming a healthy and recommended amount on a daily basis. Be sure to check out our article on 7 Tips To Drink More Water if you struggle with this, and keep reading for more interesting and important facts about drinking water.
1. Freshwater makes up a very small part of all water on the planet. In fact, while nearly 70 percent of the world is covered by water, only 2.5 percent of it is fresh. The rest is saline and ocean-based and therefore undrinkable. On top of that, only 1 percent of our freshwater is easily accessible, as much of it trapped in glaciers and snowfields. In essence, "only 0.007 percent of the planet's water is available to fuel and feed its 6.8 billion people." (Source: National Geographic)
The majority of the earth's water isn't able to be used for drinking.
2. Approximately 70 percent of an adult's body is made up of water. By the time you feel thirsty, your body has already lost over 1 percent of its total water amount. (Source: All About Water)
3. Water is absolutely essential to your survival. You can live for about a month without food, but only about a week without water. (Source: All About Water)
Drinking water is absolutely essential to your survival
4. The latest research from The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommends that men drink at least 104 ounces of water per day (13 cups), and they say women should drink at least 72 ounces (9 cups). You may also need to drink more water if you live in a hot climate, exercise often, or are under the weather.
5. An increase in the amount of water you drink leads to increased energy levels. The most common cause of daytime fatigue is actually mild dehydration. (Source: All About Water)
You can increase your energy levels by drinking water instead of relying on caffeine.
6. Drink you might frequently consume such as pop, coffee, and tea are made up almost entirely of water, but they also contain caffeine. Caffeine can act as a mild diuretic, thereby preventing water from travelling to necessary locations in the body. (Source: All About Water)
7. Additionally, water helps you maintain normal bowel function, as adequate hydration keeps things flowing along your gastrointestinal tract and prevents constipation. When you don't get enough fluid, the colon pulls water from stools to maintain hydration, and the result is constipation. "Adequate fluid and fibre is the perfect combination because the fluid pumps up the fibre and acts like a broom to keep your bowel functioning properly," according to WebMD.
Water helps you maintain normal bowel function and frees your body from toxins.
8. Hard drinking water is generally thought to be healthy for drinking and doesn't carry any serious long-term health effects, but hard water can bring smaller risks - bowel and skin issues - that can be a real nuisance in your day-to-day living, and major issues over time. For more, refer to our article on The Facts About Hard Water and Health, and contact WaterSmart if you need to install a water softener in your home.
9. It takes three times the water to make a plastic bottle as it does to fill it with drinking water. According to WaterDocs, "While the bottled water industry says 1.39 litres of water go into producing each bottle, these companies do not take the entire process into consideration and have therefore underestimated: a true water footprint should include all freshwater used in production, including the water used for packaging. When you take these externalities into account, the actual number is more like 3 litres of water used in the entire production of one plastic water bottle."
It takes three times the water to make a plastic bottle as it does to fill it with drinking water.
10. WaterSmart's 18L bottles are filled and refilled with distilled spring water that is purified by a process called reverse osmosis. Reverse osmosis (R/O) is a water treatment process in which water is forced through a semi-permeable membrane that has very small holes or "pores". Clean water passes through and impurities that are too big to pass through the membrane are left behind and flushed away. To learn more about the process, click here.
Trust WaterSmart For All Your Drinking Water Needs
WaterSmart's factory trained technicians can expertly set up and install any drinking water system in your home or office, and installation is always free when you purchase a new system.
WaterSmart has been providing water services to our customers in the Kitchener-Waterloo area since 1994. We'll be sure to provide you with the same excellent customer service and high quality of products that we've been providing all of our customers for over 20 years. Check out some of the bottled water products we carry below and feel free to contact us today if you have any questions.
If you want to make the move to a better drinking water system, contact WaterSmart today to book an appointment and have one of our drinking water system installation experts do it for you. You can also visit one of our locations to get your hands on our refillable 18L water bottles.