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Drinking Water Fountains: The New Phone Booth

A traditional drinking water fountain

Drinking fountain, water fountain, or bubbler – public access to drinking water was once a revered feature of public life, now they are fading from America’s parks, schools, and stadiums. Jim Salzman, author of Drinking Water: A History, says they’re “going the way of pay phones.” Even the International Plumbing Code, which is followed by […] Continue Reading

How Much Water Should a Teenager Drink a Day? — Removing Barriers to Hydration at Your Business

Teen drinks water from green bottle

Adequate water intake is essential for individuals of any age — but children and teenagers are especially susceptible groups that parents and organizations need to consider. Raging hormones or the terrible twos might not be the only cause of a child’s grumpy attitude. Chronic dehydration ultimately has wide-ranging impacts on children’s and teenagers’ moods and […] Continue Reading

Does Bottled Water Go Bad in the Heat? — Why You Should Avoid Warm Plastic Bottles at Work

Someone holding a plastic water bottle up to the sunlight

Organizations across industries are in need of clean and great-tasting water to keep employee satisfaction, productivity, and overall performance high. However, if your business currently leverages bottled water options at work, there are a few growing concerns that will be critical to consider moving forward — which include understanding the risks associated with leaving unopened […] Continue Reading

Why Water from a Quench Cooler Tastes So Good

A man holding a glass of water

Last Updated: 8/6/2020 Quench Water Experts take pride in our ability to deliver great-tasting water to the masses from our bottleless water coolers. Yet, to some, great-tasting water sounds like an oxymoron. H2O is H2O, right? In fact, water is famous for being rather plain and bland. However, if you stop to smell the roses […] Continue Reading

Blue-Green Algae Can Cause An Unpleasant Taste

Blue-green algae forming in a local waterway

Some residents in South Carolina have recently noticed a displeasing change in the smell and taste of their tap water. Water officials believe the change in smell and taste is caused by the presence of blue-green algae in Hartwell Lake, a main water source for thousands of people. Blue-green algae, also known as pond scum, […] Continue Reading

Top Five Signs of Wintertime Dehydration

A woman drinking a glass of water at her desk

Dehydration is often considered only an issue during the summertime, when in fact it is much easier to become dehydrated in the winter and with more serious consequences! Factors like dry air, cooler temperatures, and wind chill contribute to dehydration in the wintertime. When we breathe in the colder, drier air of the winter, our […] Continue Reading

Is Fluoride Bad for You? A Comprehensive Exploration of Fluoride in Drinking Water

gray fluoride banner with water drop

The topic of adding fluoride to drinking water supplies has been largely controversial for several decades. Many people support the potential health benefits of fluoridated water while others have voiced their doubts. Some have even expressed their opposition to what they consider forced medication by the government.  Due to the longstanding controversy, we’re taking a […] Continue Reading

Is There a Correlation Between BPA and Miscarriages?

A bunch of plastic water bottles lined up

Bisphenol A (BPA), an industrial chemical used to make certain plastics and resins since the 1960s, can be found in clear plastic bottles, containers that store food, eyeglass lenses, and sports equipment. Researchers have found that BPA mimics estrogen and can affect the body’s endocrine system, especially during rapid stages of growth like while in […] Continue Reading

Why Is Your Bottled Water Delivery Service So Expensive?

A large case of plastic water bottles

Last Updated: 8/6/2020 Bottled water is the No. 1 beverage in the United States, according to the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) and the Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC). A 2018 study found that bottled water sales totaled $18.5 billion that year, which was an increase of 8.8% from the previous year. [1] More recently, in 2020, […] Continue Reading

Happy National Water Quality Month!

Local water quality sample

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated August as National Water Quality Month. With the uninterrupted availability of clean drinking water in the U.S., we often fail to recognize how regular human activities impact our water quality. National Water Quality Month reminds us how our actions affect our waterways. Congress has passed two benchmark acts, […] Continue Reading