Supplying your home or office with refreshing filtered bottled water is a choice that people are making every day. The quality of water dispensed from the in home or break room water coolers is vastly superior to what flows from your tap, offering great flavor and quality you can both see and taste. While office water coolers seem to fit within the break room decor and environment, some people shy away from the idea having one in their kitchen. There is the mistaken thought that all water coolers, crocks and stands have that uniform office look, but the water coolers of today are much sleeker and more stylish than in years past.
Tap water is a great resource for many household purposes but is it safe to drink? This questions often gets bounced back and forth and in many instances the answer depends on where you live.
Tap water does provide excellent availability, but it can contain harsh chemicals from water treatment plants or have acidic qualities if it comes from a well. Just how do you know if it is safe to drink? What should you do to make it safer for you and your family?
Most people have it memorized and can recite that magic number: eight glasses of water a day. This is what we’ve been told by countless media influences, as well as parents, nutritionists and personal trainers. But is eight glasses the right amount for everyone? What about people who regularly workout?
Nationwide news has set their eyes on Flint, Michigan in the last few months as what has become known as the Flint Water Crisis continues to plague the people in that city.
Appalling photos of yellow-brown water coming out of residential faucets really bring home the imagery of what severely contaminated tap water looks like; but what about all the invisible contaminants that show up in tap water all around the country everyday?
It's easy to point to the murky, lead-filled water of Flint and call it poor quality water but when was the last time you tested your home tap for dangerous and unhealthy contaminants?
It seems like every medical professional, nutritionist and sports medicine expert has weighed in on the topic of drinking water, but not many of them seem to agree.
Even with the standard recommendation of "8 glasses a day" few people take the time to measure their water consumption; and even if they did, how do we know eight glasses is enough?
According to a study by the MayoClinic, the amount of water we need can vary greatly from one individual to the next.