WaterDrive - Are You DrinKing enough water?
Where do we start with such a subject? There has been a lot of research on water and drinking thereof – reports, surveys, testing etc. Leading institutions, universities and academics from all over the world have had their say. It is all about 3 areas really: tap water, bottled water, filtered water. That’s it.
There are also the questions about how much we should drink and whether soft drinks, teas and coffees apply as well as water. We don’t aim to solve the problem. Merely give a balanced view on the whole aspect of Hydration.
single use plastic water bottles used in UK every year (Guardian)
is what the UK bottled water industry is worth per year (BritishBottledWater.org)
is how long it takes a single use water bottle to decompose (Forbes)
was the global consumption of bottled water in 2017 (Statista.com)
Why bottled water
The main reasons people drink bottled water
The most common complaints about tap water are
- Taste 32%
- Worried about contaminants 31%
- Limescale 28%
The main reason people drink bottled water:
- 39% think bottled water is healthier than tap water
- 35% think bottled water tastes better
Can I drink Tap Water?
Tap Water OK?
When it leaves the plant it travels down the pipes many of which are from Victorian days. So when you switch on the tap let it run for a moment and don’t drink the stagnant water in the pipe. Either obtain a filter on the mains supply or simply run some fresh water into a filter jug and place the filter jug in the fridge and enjoy even fresher cleaner water.
Filter jugs can be as little as £20 or expensive as several hundred.
The box below shows some information on tap water. Hover over it and it will switch to show you information on bottled water. Click the button on the back to see more information and YouDrive’s view!
There are apps to help you drink enough water – see the Healthline assessment of the top 5
Healthline also have a lot of information on how much water you should drink each day
Tap water drinkers can also see information at Join the Pipe
You can download the Water For Life White Paper from the Government here