A water hydration station can positively impact both the people and the environment. It’s a small and yet long-term investment that will yield positive results for everyone.
That’s why many communities now have a water refill station and a drinking fountain. Aside from being a growing trend, water drinking stations will continue to be a part of many cities and localities for decades to come.
Many environment-savvy Australians are also becoming aware of the short and long-term benefits of a drinking water station. A few of these are:
Less sugar consumption
This is important. Our bodies are not built to take in much sugar and carbohydrates. Notice that many diseases today are related to overconsumption of sugary foods and drinks (e.g. diabetes, metabolic syndromes, inflammation).
It becomes a daily habit that’s why the effects are often disastrous. This is the case especially with consuming sugary beverages.
Why do people consistently buy those sugary drinks? One reason is that there’s no reliable source of water around. Once they go into the stores, the bottled sugary drinks are prominently displayed (which is why many buy the product).
Thankfully, more and more water hydration stations are being installed in communities. Australians and even tourists can drink water instead of relying on sugary drinks.
Less plastic waste
Many people already drink more water even outdoors. However, some still regularly buy bottled water from the stores.
These plastic bottles are often non-biodegradable. Natural processes can’t break down those plastics so they accumulate in landfill. They might also end up in lakes, rivers and oceans.
The solution is to have a water drinking station nearby. This way, people will just drink directly from the bubbler or fill up their refillable bottles from the refilling point.
This would result in more people using refillable bottles instead of single use plastic bottles that ultimately end up in landfill. This will help the environment and the world as a whole.
Set a good example
People learn best by example. This is the case especially with kids.
Since they are still learning and havelimited experience, they are influenced by what they see happening around them and adults should be leading by example.
If people around are always drinking sugary beverages, kids will likely copy that. But if people choose water over sugary drinks, children will be learning from a good example.
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