As the temperatures soar throughout the UK, so does the demand for chilled, refreshing drinking water.
At AquAid, where we have been in the business of providing a wide range of water coolers and water both spring and bottled at source for over 23 years, we understand this more than most. That’s why it’s important to us to be able to ensure that we are able to offer the very best in mainsfed and bottlefed water dispensers and bottled water.
We’re not only about the provision of high-quality water dispensers – we also firmly believe that providing water to those who may not necessarily have access to water as we do – is absolutely vital.
When it’s hot, keeping hydrated with AquAid is as simple as touching a button, but for millions of people globally, not having access, to not only drinking water but also any water, at all, is a daily reality.
Remember, this is just water for you, your children, family and community to drink. This is not the water needed to wash your clothes or utensils or water with which to irrigate your food crops. This is water to drink for your very survival.
Sadly, this is the day-to-day existence for many communities across Africa. During droughts and in the dry months access to water becomes increasingly difficult.
Which is just one reason, since our rather humble beginnings in 1998, we chose to work with sustainable charities like The Africa Trust and Christian Aid. Using donations from AquAid, both charities work tirelessly implementing sustainable water projects for communities in need.
As an AquAid customer isn’t it nice to know that while you’re sipping cool water from our water dispensers, there’s another water well or water project being installed in Africa, bringing clean drinking water to another community in need? We think so and we are sure you will agree.
We apologise for the shock tactics used to get your attention however, the news is just that: shocking!
According to a fascinating article written by Roberto A. Ferdman for Quartz magazine, it transpires that Britons are not the biggest tea drinkers in the world. That title goes to the Turks.
We’re not referring to the most tea consumed per country overall – that’s China. We’re talking about the most tea consumed per person.
The list looks like this:
1st – Turkey
3rd – United Kingdom
As we all know, in order to make tea, you need water. We wonder then, if Turkey drink the most tea, are they then the world’s biggest water drinkers? A conundrum we will not pretend we are able to solve.
What we do know though (in fact, we have a good 22 years’ experience in the field of drinking water) is that if you want to drink cups and mugs of tea (or coffee) or any hot drink throughout the day, then you should speak to us at AquAid. From our cost-saving hot water boilers to our wide range of cool and hot & cold water dispensers, we will make sure you find the perfect fit water dispenser to match your requirements.
We welcome your enquiries via e-mail or ☏ us on 0800 772 3003 and look forward to being able to assist you.
With 24 January being International Day of Education, we thought it important to highlight an often overlooked yet crucial solution which aids children’s education.
Dehydration in children can be difficult to spot
Most children show no obvious visible signs of dehydration, as symptoms such as lethargy, irritability and lack of concentration may be considered normal during class, more often in the afternoon however, we now know that these signs may be due, at least in part, to the effects of dehydration.
The brain cannot store water
No matter the age of the school goer, learning requires the brain’s engagement. Because the brain has no way to store water, drinking water continually throughout the day is vital. When the body loses more water than is being replaced, dehydration occurs and brain function can be affected.
However, when the brain is operating with plenty of water, children are able to have greater clarity, creativity, focus and quicker thought processes.
Well-maintained hydration can boost learning
When we are thirsty, mental performance including memory, attention and concentration can decrease by up to 15 percent. Children are better able to concentrate as they are not as distracted by dehydration effects such as thirst, tiredness and irritability.
The role of nurseries, schools and learning centres
Children will achieve more when both their health and learning needs are met. Ensuring free access to water and promoting a regular water intake throughout the school day is a vital role for schools in promoting health and providing a healthy learning environment.
For more than two decades, AquAid has been involved in campaigns spearheading the importance of drinking water. We understand a hydrated child is a much happier child. Consequently, we have always encouraged our school customers to provide readily available drinking water for both the children and the entire school contingent.
Drawing from our wide range of high quality water dispensers, we offer a selection of Mains-Fed water coolers for large schools where the water consumption is high as well as Bottle-Fed water coolers for either smaller educational facilities or where there are no water mains available at a drinking water area.
We provide Touch-Free water coolers. Our water coolers are equipped with anti-bacterial taps for increased hygienic water dispensing and various drainage options to reduce overflow and spillage wherever possible.
Moreover, to help create and instil better hydration habits, we also offer free refillable drinking water bottles and free school posters to help keep water top of mind during the school day.
There is ample information available about refreshment, refreshing, how to refresh. We decided to take a closer look at what exactly refresh means – when pertaining to hydration that is.
Drinking water regularly doesn’t often top the refreshment list – it’s often seen as a chore more than something one does for enjoyment. Which is a pity as making regular visits to your water cooler – whether it be a mainsfed or bottled water dispenser to replenish your water glass or bottle – is just about the simplest and kindest manner in which to refresh yourself.
There are scores of literature and countless research and case studies available that illustrate the refreshment arising from ensuring you have a constant supply of drinking water available throughout your working hours.
A few refreshing facts – drinking water regularly:
- Increases your brain’s ability to better concentrate and focus – aiding all round cognitive function.
- Is one of the best ways to *boost your metabolism; one study* found that people who drank as little as 500ml water had their metabolic rates increase by 30 percent.
- Improves mood and well-being, which in itself creates feeling refreshed.
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles, plumps up the skin leaving you feeling invigorated and refreshed.
No matter your physical makeup, level of activity, the type of work you do, drinking water is truly the simplest route to feeling refreshed every day. Cheers!
*sources: eatthis.com and Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Irrespective of your take on climate change, radically changing weather patterns year on year or the crucial drop in natural water supply globally, there is no denying that the stats speak volumes:
771 Million people lack access to potable water.*
1.7 Billion People lack access to improved sanitation.
Approximately 60% of the global population lives without access to a toilet.
*stats from Water.org
The ramifications of these statistics and the volume of people it affects can seem quite daunting in terms of how to address this global issue. The good news, though, is that there are multiple organisations that continue, year on year, to provide sustainable solutions to the lack of water and adequate sanitation to those in need.
Sustainability may seem like a 21st century buzzword – bandied about without much meaning, but the truth of it is – sustainability is vital in the provision of water and sanitation to those for who access to water is an ongoing fight for actual survival.
Sustainable water projects are those that include both short term and long-term solutions that pave the way forward by enabling a community to begin water related projects that may provide them with a capacity to earn an income or to trade their produce or services to others.
There’s much truth in the adage, ‘Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime’, but before we implement this philosophy, help is needed to provide water to communities that more often than not, do not have the most basic of infrastructures for a steady supply of water.
That’s why here at AquAid Water Coolers we have, since our humble beginnings over two decades ago, partnered with charities that not only provide emergency relief but also sustainable solutions to poverty around the globe, as is the case with Christian Aid and in the case of The Africa Trust, throughout Africa.
To learn more about the work that these organisations carry out, visit us at our website, and see how your water and water dispenser purchases are making a visible difference to others.
There are multiple reasons to choose AquAid for all your cool, chilled or piping hot drinking water needs. We’ve compiled an at-a-glance list providing you with relevant information with which to help you decide on which AquAid water dispenser matches your drinking water requirements.
We supply a wide range of high quality, user-friendly water dispensers. Included in our range are cold, cold and hot water coolers, hot water boilers and Instant Taps.
Our bespoke water coolers, boilers and Instant Taps come standard with a range of hygienic features. Like silver impregnated anti-bacterial taps and ‘Freshield’ anti-microbial moulded components.
We offer a wide range of Touch-Free water dispensers that include non-contact dispense points and infrared sensor technology, thereby eliminating user contact with buttons.
From all aspects, choosing AquAid means convenience to you. Installing an AquAid water dispenser provides a convenient and continual supply of refreshing drinking water. With 23 branches, we are at your convenience whatever your location in the UK and we provide convenience – with delivery and installation of our bottle-fed coolers in 48 hours and mains-fed coolers in 3-4 days.
Draw on our over two decades of business in the provision of high quality water coolers backed our dedicated personnel and efficient systems.
You get to rely on our wealth of experience, taking the worry out of what cooler for which application. We offer an obligation free consultation in order to establish which water dispensers meets your drinking water requirements. We cater to all organisations, irrespective of size or type of industry.
With multiple distribution centres making us closer to our customers through to SIP and ELIMINATA energy-saving technology and reusing our water bottles, we continue making every effort to reduce our carbon footprint on our environment.
A core factor of our business is our belief in making a difference and helping those who need it most. Since our inception in 1998 we have donated to charities, focusing on organisations that implement life-saving, sustainable clean water resources to some of the world’s poorest water scarce communities.