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Water for health

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Enjoy a glass of tap water
Water is essential for life, and our staff are passionate about providing top quality safe, clean, enjoyable tap water for everyone, every day.

According to the government's Drinking Water Inspectorate, the water that comes out of our taps here in the South West is regularly in the top three in the UK for quality.

Water for health

  • It is important to keep our bodies hydrated with plenty of water.
  • Dehydration is the enemy of looking and feeling good.
  • One in four people don't drink enough water and believe that other drinks, like tea, coffee or beer, are adequate substitutes. There is no substitute for water. Diuretic drinks might stimulate us temporarily but they do not re-hydrate our bodies.

    Water facts
  • Drinking seven or eight glasses of water a day is recommended for good health in adults
  • Water is your body's most important nutrient. You could survive for about a month without food, but only five to seven days without water.
  • Drinking the recommended daily amount of water reduces the risk of developing kidney stones, bladder cancer and urinary infections.
  • Not drinking enough water can result in dehydration, lethargy, headaches and constipation.
  • More than 75% of our hunger pangs are signs of thirst.
  • Drinking the right amount of water everyday will make you feel and look healthier.

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