Preventing Dehydration in the Workplace: How Office Water Dispensers Can Help

As an employer you are required by law to provide your employees with clean drinking water. The idea behind clean drinking water requirements is that employees will stay healthily hydrated and maintain fluid balance in their bodies as long as drinking water is readily available. However, many office workers still don’t drink enough water even when it’s accessible to them. In fact, 75 percent of Americans don’t drink nearly enough water and suffer from chronic dehydration.

Drinking the recommended eight glasses of water a day is important for improving overall health, warding off tiredness and fatigue, and ensuring cognitive performance is at its peak. Studies show that when employees are adequately hydrated, their productivity can soar to new heights. But how can you ensure proper prevention of dehydration in the workplace? While you can’t force your employees to drink more water, installing a commercial office water dispenser may be just the thing you need to persuade your staff to drink up. 

Water Filtration Improves the Taste of Water

Chances are, you’ve heard a friend or staff member say, “I don’t like the taste of water.” While you may think that water is tasteless, this isn’t entirely true. Many people dislike the taste of water because some drinking water does have an unsavory taste due to the presence of impurities like chlorine and bacteria.

You can make the water you’re offering employees taste better by providing them with filtered drinking water from an office water dispenser. The water filtration process eliminates both foul tastes and smells brought on by common water contaminants like chlorine and sediments, while drastically reducing the presence of heavy metals, pesticides, chemicals, bacteria and viruses from tap water. Office water dispensers also keep water consistently cool to ensure every glass is filled with fresh, pure, great-tasting water.

Office Water Dispensers Provide a Variety of Water Types

While having fresh, chilled, filtered water at work may be enough to get some of your employees to drink more H2O, there are other staff members that may still need some convincing. If your employees are used to drinking soda throughout the day, it may be hard for them to give it up for healthy water. This poses a problem since soda can’t give employees the same benefits that water can. Thankfully, an office water dispenser also offers sparkling water for those who want that familiar fizzy taste. Think about stocking the break room fridge with some delicious sparkling water garnishes like chilled berries, or citrus slices for added flavor.

Filtered Water Whenever Employees Need It

Because office water dispensers hook directly into your building’s water line, you will never have to worry about running out of clean drinking water. Whenever employees get thirsty, they can easily dispense water on-demand. While an office water dispenser is an easy-to-use point of use system, you can do more to encourage staff members to use it by providing them with their own stainless steel water bottles. Just seeing water bottles sitting on their desktops may be just the reminder employees need to motivate them to drink water throughout the day.

Installing a water dispenser in your office is a simple, effective way to help employees drink more water and boost productivity. Whether you own a small local business, or operate a large corporate office, there are plenty of office water dispenser options for businesses of every size. Find the right office water dispenser for your workplace.

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