Could you imagine going a day without water? Water touches our lives in many ways, some of which we don’t even realize. In our daily lives, we rely heavily on it for drinking, bathing and cleaning – but water is also crucial for businesses, the environment, our homes, and, certainly, our health.
In our most recent blog, the professionals at Indiana American Water discuss the many different ways water matters in our lives.
We need to drink water every day to stay healthy and hydrated. Many health experts recommend drinking about eight cups of water per day, although that number can change based on factors such as weight and physical activity.
Drinking water is the best and most cost-effective way to stay hydrated, especially during the summer when it’s hot and humid outside. Drinking water during the heat of summer, especially when you’re working or exercising outside, can prevent heatstroke and provide protection against heat.
But water offers many more health benefits. According to American Water, drinking water can help lower blood pressure; improve gut health by aiding in digestion and increasing metabolism; and help fight headaches, migraine pain and nasal congestion.
You’ll look and feel better, too. Proper hydration improves your skin and the strength and elasticity of your hair. Drinking water can also improve mental focus, especially during times of stress.
Water is rooted in our personal hygiene. Some of the ways we incorporate water into our everyday personal hygiene routine include:
- Showering and bathing. Access to quality water is necessary to properly clean ourselves.
- Brushing teeth. You need access to healthy water from your bathroom faucet to properly brush your teeth.
- Skin care. From shaving, washing and exfoliating, water is a necessary component of a skin-care routine.
Without access to a healthy water supply, businesses would come to a screeching halt. Every business needs reliable and healthy water to function properly. Some examples of how certain industries use water include:
From watering crops to ensuring animals are hydrated, water is paramount to the farming industry. Animals that produce meat, cheese and milk must be properly hydrated every day. Water also makes it possible to grow grains, vegetables and fruits, a staple of our everyday diets.
Water is a staple in the food production industry. It’s used for cleaning and manufacturing purposes, and is an ingredient in many foods. A lot of water goes into the quality of the food we eat. For example, according to American Water, it takes half a gallon of water to produce a single pasta noodle.
A tremendous amount of water is used to manufacture the clothes we wear every day. Water is used throughout all steps of manufacturing clothing. Believe it or not, it takes 1,800 gallons of water to produce a single pair of jeans.
Having access to quality tap water at home is not only important for staying hydrated, but it can also prevent us from using as many plastic water bottles. Filling glasses or reusable water bottles with tap water can dramatically improve your environmental footprint.
Access to quality water is also used to combat natural disasters such as wildfires, preserve parks and wildlife and support urban farming and co-ops.
A healthy water supply is essential for more than just drinking, cooking and cleaning. Here are some of the other ways we use water around the home.
- Laundry care
- Dish cleaning
- Pet care
Indiana American Water Is Committed to Providing Healthy Water
Indiana American Water is committed to ensuring our customers have the highest-quality water. To learn more about the steps we’re taking to improve your water quality, check out our website at https://amwater.com/inaw/.