Do you ever wonder what’s lurking in your tap water? It turns out what you don’t know can hurt you. Each municipality has its own water treatment process, but there’s a good chance the water that comes from your faucet harbors a certain level of contaminants. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a minimum standard of water quality, which allows pollutants to remain in the water that makes it to public water systems as long as it doesn’t exceed the set amount. This includes chemicals, pesticides, viruses, and bacteria, to name a few.
Depending on the area your water is sourced from, the water quality may be lower than others. For example, as of 2018, Rhode Island ranked first in urban air quality and drinking water quality, while Maine ranked last. For many states settled in between, tap water is deemed undrinkable regardless of its minimally-met conditions. Thus, the importance of water filtration becomes more apparent and people start looking for safe drinking water options.
The availability of purified water means you don’t have to worry about the illness and disease that can result from drinking tap water. It’s better for the healthy production of your internal systems as well as your outward appearance. In the case of FloWater, specifically, the water is free of 99% of elements that contaminate the water. Plus, the advanced purification technology of the Water Refill Stations incorporates essential minerals and electrolytes like potassium and magnesium to boost the filtered water’s benefits even further.
Put simply, purified drinking water provides a better way for people to stay hydrated. Among its many benefits, it aids in digestion, boosts athletic performance, detoxifies the body, and promotes clearer skin. Rather than resorting to tap water or sugary drinks for your go-to beverage, there is a refreshing, healthy choice available with FloWater.
Think about the last time you ate a full meal without anything to drink. You likely faced problems with digestion or experienced a stomach ache, heartburn, or similar painful reactions. Water helps the body break down food, absorb nutrients, and reduce bloating. It’s essential at every meal.
As a further aid, FloWater pushes tap water through an alkaline filter, which neutralizes the water’s pH level and reduces acidity in the body. This is also good for digestion, especially for those who suffer from acid reflux.
Boosts Athletic Performance
Staying hydrated during any level of activity is important to keep a cool body temperature and give your body what it needs to maintain lubricated joints and muscles. With water purification and filtration processes, such as reverse osmosis, everything is stripped away, including essential minerals and electrolytes that are beneficial to the body.
The electrolyte enhancement filter as part of FloWater’s advanced water purification process adds magnesium, potassium, sodium, and calcium back to the water. This level of purified drinking water gives your body the electrolytes it needs for improved endurance and higher levels of performance. It’s a healthier alternative to sports drinks that boast electrolytes but comes at the cost of drinking calories and sugar, too.
Detoxifies The Body
Hydration plays a key role in naturally detoxifying the body from a build-up of lactic acid and other toxins found in the body. Drinking ample amounts of clean and safe water helps with proper kidney functioning, which is central to making sure all systems are working well and are being “flushed out” regularly. Purified drinking water is a crucial factor since the impact isn’t quite as significant if the water is full of toxins and impurities like what are found commonly in the tap.
Promotes Healthier Skin
Water does wonders for our internal organs and contributes to healthier-looking skin. It improves the moisture and elasticity of the skin, which results in a more supple and clearer appearance. Drinking more water during particularly dry weather conditions regenerates skin cells to achieve a more glowing surface.
Encourages a Higher Intake of Water
Drinking clean and safe water is only healthy if done on a regular basis. This may be difficult when tap water is the primary source because of the unpleasant taste and odor it often leaves behind. When water tastes good and readily available, it’s easier to drink more.
That’s one reason why gyms, schools, and other public areas have started to replace their outdated water fountains. People want the chance to get their daily intake without having to rely on tap water alone. FloWater’s Water Refill Station serves a large number of people on an ongoing basis, always providing chilled, purified water on-demand.
Contaminants and Impurities Found in Tap Water
Of the numerous health benefits that drinking purified water provides, the number one factor people can appreciate is that it eliminates pollutants. There’s a wide range of harmful contaminants often found in tap water even after it’s gone through the water treatment process. The EPA sets limits on over 90 of them in drinking water including chemical and microbial organisms. These include:
- Pesticides and herbicides
The origination of water sources vary and certain areas put water at higher risk of these kinds of pollutants. The age and quality of the pipe system make a difference as well. Corrosion is one of the key factors that affect the water, especially if it has high acidity and a lower mineral count. Other factors that affect pipe corrosion in addition to the acidity of water is the temperature and amount of water, how long the water is in the pipes, and the amount of lead it comes into contact with.
Contamination caused by corrosion is typically the result of lead pipes. These are usually found in the water systems of older cities and can make their way to drinking faucets. For many areas, water records are outdated or inaccurate so it’s difficult to determine how the city’s pipes are laid out and which ones are made of lead. The time and cost it takes to replace old pipes and plan new filtration systems has limited the amount of drinkable water available in places like Flint, Michigan and Newark, New Jersey.
Pollutants found in water are harmful to everyone, but babies, pregnant women, and people with low immune systems are even more susceptible to illness and adverse health effects. To check the quality of your water, you can locate your local Consumer Confidence Report, but the status of water systems change all the time. There’s a certain diligence required to keep on top of exactly what’s found in your tap water and how it’s regulated.
An Unmatched Purified Water Solution
Since tap water is readily available, it only makes sense to use that resource and turn it into clean water that’s filtered and free of harmful contaminants and can be replenished on a regular basis. The FloWater Water Refill Station has unmatched technology when compared to any other electric water delivery system on the market. The way its water filtration works is far superior to other options available. It’s an improved alternative to other types of filtered water like bottled water, which continues to be a top choice among the masses. Bottled water contributes to the majority of plastic waste that’s damaging our ecosystem. Most plastic bottles aren’t recycled. They end up in landfills that are already full and make their way to the oceans to pollute the waters and marine life.
Although it seems convenient on an individual basis, bottled water isn’t resourceful or beneficial as a long-term filtered water solution. Some bottled water includes electrolytes but doesn’t take into account the pH level, two things that are taken care of as part of the FloWater system. Plus, it takes a constant replenishment of bottled water to meet the needs of a large group.
FloWater Water Refill Stations dispense purified water with an electrolyte and alkaline boost to neutralize acidity without the need for plastic bottles. This water filtration system also fulfills the needs of a high capacity of people in a speedy amount of time per person (it’s 45 seconds faster than the time it takes to fill up at the water fountain). With every use, the tanks are refilled automatically with fresh, cold, purified water. This is all in addition to the three, separate filters that purify the water and leave it tasting great.
Helping People Make Healthier Choices
The quality of FloWater water, thanks to its advanced purification process, encourages people to stay hydrated on a regular basis. It’s a sustainable solution that’s been used across several industries to motivate people to drink more clean water. Customer research has shown it has increased employee wellness significantly.
- 76% of employees drink more water
- 77% use a refillable drinking container
- 54% have stopped using plastic water bottles and have reduced the consumption of other beverages
This is only one example of how drinking purified water has proven to be beneficial on multiple levels. It’s normal for people to grab a coffee, soft drink, or energy drink to get through the day. Often, it’s more than one because they are conveniently available. These can add up in terms of calories, sugar, and cost. Replacing this habit with water can boost a person’s wellness level dramatically.
Water is always going to be the most vital of resources. One change is all it takes to make an improvement to your health. Why not take advantage of everything that drinking purified water provides and create new, healthy hydration habits?