Drinking water supplies in your home, business or community are critical to your health.
Drinking water from sources that are not labeled as being contaminated with pathogens or other contaminants can be a lifesaver for you and your family.
In fact, according to a new study, if you drink from the correct sources, you can actually save your life.
It’s also a great way to get your daily dose of water.
Here are the top 5 reasons why you should drink more water.1.
The CDC recommends that Americans drink more than 50 gallons of water per day.2.
According to the National Drinking Water Resource Center, only 15% of Americans drink as much as they should3.
Water sources in your community have high levels of bacteria that can cause problems for your health and the environment.4.
If you are sick from a waterborne illness, the CDC recommends avoiding water until you get tested.5.
If the flu is on your radar, you should always be on the lookout for outbreaks of respiratory infections, particularly among elderly and people who have compromised immune systems.6.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that you drink at least one glass of water every day.7.
In the U.S., the CDC estimates that about 40% of the population is drinking more than a gallon of water a day.8.
In 2014, the average American consumed about one gallon of drinking water a month.9.
According the American Beverage Association, drinking more water helps your body fight illness and protect against colds and flu.10.
Drinking less water is a great source of calcium, potassium and iron.