Living in Singapore means summer weather all-year-round. Drinking lots of water is therefore important, but tap water doesn’t always taste good – especially in older homes. And that can put us off drinking as much as we should! Taste aside, there are elements in tap water that may not be great for your health in the long run. One option is to go for a home water dispenser by Natural Springs Australia, so you can enjoy great tasting spring water at any time of the day. You don’t have to keep throwing away plastic bottles just to get good drinking water!
Importance of drinking enough water
Hydration is necessary for the body to function. Water is essential for kidney health, according to Kidney Research UK. Dehydration can result in crystals forming, which can hinder kidney function and lead to kidney-related diseases like kidney stones. Researchers in Australia and Canada have found that drinking plenty of fluids helps the kidneys to clear sodium, urea and waste products from the body. This can also lower the risk of developing chronic kidney disease.
Also, did you know that fatigue is one of the main effects of dehydration? Around 50 to 60 percent of our bodies are made up of water; not having enough of it in our system can cause us to feel more tired than usual as the body is working harder to pump nutrients to the cells, says Harvard Health Publishing. Water also increases the body’s resistance to stress, as it thins the blood and supports both immune and cardiovascular systems.
Is tap water safe to drink?
The tap water in Singapore is generally safe for consumption. In a CNA Insider study conducted in 2019, water samples were collected from 15 taps across the island – from eateries, shopping centres, public toilets and HDB flats. The results showed that all the samples had no presence of bacteria. As for harmful metal contaminants like lead, they ranged from 0.02 to 0.3 parts per billion (ppb). Thankfully, these figures are way lower than the World Health Organisation’s guideline of 10ppb.
However, there may still be some trace chemicals in tap water, like chlorine and sulphate, which are often used for disinfection. Also, in our homes, pipes may rust over time due to wear and tear, leading to potentially harmful particles entering into the water supply if we don’t conduct regular checks.
Home water dispenser
If you want to be extra safe, consider opting for a water dispenser. Now that we’re working from home more often, having a water dispenser at home also makes it easier and more convenient to increase your water intake! Tip: place it near your home office so you’ll be reminded to take regular water breaks.
Natural Springs Australia sources its spring water from the Black Hills mountains in Victoria. It’s fresh and free from contamination, so you don’t have to worry about trace metals or chemicals. The spring water is drawn directly from the source with all its natural mineral content and properties kept intact. It’s then filtered to remove any fine clay and impurities, and ozone-treated to enable it to remain bacteria-free when it gets bottled.
Getting a Natural Springs water dispenser is a great option if you’re not keen on investing in an expensive water filter, since the only payment required is a refundable $250 deposit for the dispenser. As for the water, it’s affordably priced at $19 for a 19-litre bottle, with free delivery with a minimum spend.
Recycle and reuse
Natural Springs Australia offers a collection service for its customers, so that used bottles can be sanitised and refilled. Made of recyclable, non-toxic polycarbonate, some are given a new lease of life and transformed into plastic pallets used in the same warehouse. On top of that, the company also offsets its carbon footprint by planting 500 trees each year.
Find out more about Natural Springs Australia at naturalsprings.com.sg.
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