You probably hear this all the time: drinking water is important for your health! But, if you reevaluate your daily water intake, are you consuming as much H2O as you should be? The average statistics vary from person to person, but there’s still an overall expectation. We’re here to break down just exactly how much water you should be drinking a day and how important clean drinking water is.
Daily Water Intake Recommendation
On average, a person should drink around eight glasses of water a day. That’s right, that is not a typo — you need to be drinking eight glasses of water every single day! This can be spread out throughout the day and in-between beverages like coffee or tea that contain caffeine and other drinks such as fruit juice and sports drinks. It might sound like a lot at first, but when you break down the number of cups and ounces of water per glass, it doesn’t seem so daunting anymore.
Breaking This Down Further
Although eight cups is the average, this number can vary depending on your sex, age, medical health, and physical activity. When breaking this down, we see that:
- About 2 liters per day for men is average.
- Approximately 1.5 liters per day for women is average.
- You should be drinking these eight cups of water a day — or one cup every hour if you’re awake for 16 hours a day.
- During and after workouts, your water intake should increase.
- If you have health issues, the best way to help your body, boost your immune system, and feel better is by drinking plenty of water!
How to Ensure Clean Drinking Water in Your Home
The water inside your home might not be as clean as you want it to be! Your well water can be more dangerous than you may realize from contaminants such as iron, bacteria, hard water, or acid. Easterday-Wilson can determine which common contaminants are in your well water and recommend a filtration or treatment system that eliminates distracting smells, stains, and tastes plaguing your home. We offer:
- Water Softeners: Used to reduce the “hardness” or amount of minerals in the water. A water softener typically uses sodium or potassium ions to replace calcium and magnesium ions, which creates the “hardness.”
- Filtration Systems: A water filtration system removes impurities from water by using a physical barrier or a chemical or biological process.
Contact us For All Your Water Treatment and Filtration Needs
If you notice a strange taste in your water or contaminants, Easterday-Wilson Water Services can help. We treat countless water quality problems and eliminate common water contaminants on a daily basis. Call us at 301-831-5170 for additional information and schedule your free water evaluation today.