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National Hydration Day

National Hydration Day is June 23—and what better way to celebrate than to commit to staying hydrated? In this article, we’ll go over a brief history of this day (and why it’s important), as well as simple ways you can celebrate by staying hydrated. 

National Hydration Day

National Hydration Day was created in honor of late football coach Victor Hawkins. Hawkins was known for inventing a special hydrating mouthguard to help keep his players hydrated on the field. The company that continues to sell his invention, SafeTGard, announced the holiday after Hawkins’ passing in honor of his legacy. Too often people forget to take a water bottle on a long hike, or they reach for a soda to quench their thirst instead of water! This annual holiday is great for raising awareness of just how important water is to our overall health

Easy Ways to Stay Hydrated

Drinking water is SO important for our health, and for avoiding a lot of different health complications. But it’s not the easiest thing to do if you’ve never tried to do it intentionally before. Here are a few simple ways to stay hydrated. 

Remind Yourself

We have a lot on our minds, and if you aren’t in the habit of drinking water regularly, it’s easy to forget! Set a reminder on your phone, or put a sticky note on your desk that says “drink water!” There are also plenty of water bottles available that have time stamps on them, so you know how much you should be drinking each hour. There are even apps to remind you! 

Remind Others

Summer’s here in Alabama, and that means lots of outdoor activities. Make sure you’re not only bringing water for yourself during these outings, but for others as well! Make sure your kids have plenty of water to drink, as well as your friends, family, and pets. Everyone needs water to function  and—in the summer heat—staying hydrated is even more important. 

Make It Work For You

If you’re not an avid water drinker, it might taste pretty bland to you. Try adding in some sliced fruit, or get some flavored drops specifically designed for water—like MiO! Treat yourself to a fun and colorful water bottle, or give yourself some kind of reward for reaching your daily water intake goals. Find ways to make it fun, and the habit will develop! 

Stay Hydrated All Year Long With Water Way

The easiest way to stay hydrated is to always have clean, pure water available. That’s where Water Way comes in! We deliver pure, refreshing water to your doorstep—whether it’s your home or your office. We make it as fast and convenient as possible for you, so it’s easier to stay hydrated! Contact us today to place an order.

Bulk Water Delivery for All of Your Business Locations

Water Way is a local company, delivering water in all its forms to all kinds of locations in Alabama—but did you know we can ship water to just about anywhere? If you use us for your Alabama location, there are plenty of benefits to using us for your other U.S. locations as well! 

You Get Your Water Fast

When you order a bulk water delivery from a local broker, odds are that water has to go to a distribution center—then it’s shipped out to your stores or locations. With Water Way, however, water shipments go directly where you need it without a stop along the way. Even truckloads of water will go directly to your specific locations. Not to mention, if you place an order with us there’s a good chance your order will ship out that day! 

You Get a Discount

With us, the more you order, the greater your discount! So if you’re ordering several pallets of water for your Birmingham location, using Water Way for your North Carolina location, your Missouri location, or even your California location will earn you a big discount. 

You Know Who You’re Working With

There are more than just monetary benefits to having one source for your bulk water delivery. For instance, you don’t have to go around finding a trustworthy (and fast!) water delivery company for all of your business’s locations! Instead, you can trust one company to get it all done for you. We’re constantly commended for our great customer service as well as our fast delivery times. 

Order What You Need

Do you need five-gallon jugs for your Tucson office’s water coolers? We can deliver those in bulk! Do you need cases of 10 oz. water bottles for your waiting room in Lexington? We can deliver those in bulk, too! However you want your water, even if that’s different based on location, we can deliver it wherever you are. 

Ready to Order?

If you’re interested in working with us, or you already work with us and want us to service your other locations around the U.S., get in touch with us! We can answer any and all of your questions.

5 Gallon Vs. Cases of Water: Which is Better?

Did you know that Water Way serves water in a bunch of different ways? Maybe you’re familiar with our 5 gallon jugs that go with your office’s water cooler, but you didn’t know we also sell those familiar cases of individual bottles you can find at the grocery store. Or maybe it’s the opposite, and you didn’t know we deliver water cooler jugs! 

The gist of it is—there are pros and cons to both our 5 gallon jugs and our cases of water. It all comes down to what you need!

5 Gallon Jugs for Your Water Cooler

If you go through a lot of water, this might be the option for you. In an office full of people, this can easily keep everyone hydrated! This option works perfectly with all of our water coolers, which you can rent from us as well. You can put them in your office, in your waiting room, or anywhere you want to offer employees or customers the chance to hydrate and mingle. 

Another great benefit to our 5 gallon jugs? They’re more environmentally friendly compared to individual plastic water bottles! So, if you find that you’re going through tons of individual water bottles each day, consider switching to a 5 gallon jug with a water cooler. It means less plastic and more convenient hydration for your staff or customers. 

Cases of Water Bottles

When it comes to cases of individual water bottles, you have a lot of options! We offer cases of 24 bottles in the following sizes:

  • 10 oz.;
  • 16.9 oz.;
  • And 20 oz. 

These are incredibly convenient if the people you’re keeping hydrated are always on the go. They’re also great for times when you might want to keep mingling to a minimum—like during a pandemic! Construction sites, schools, volunteer events—you name it; it works for it. You can have all the water you and your staff (or students) need, delivered right to your door. 

Stock Up On Water

At Water Way, we offer plenty of flexibility—so you can get the water (or coffee!) you need in the most convenient way. That’s why a lot of our clients take a hybrid approach to ordering with us, ordering both the 5 gallon jugs of water for their water coolers and the cases of water bottles. Whatever you need, we can deliver. Get in touch with us to start ordering today.

Water Way’s Coffee Products & Services

Everyone knows that Water Way has water—but did you know that we offer a lot more than that? Our coffee products and services go far beyond just selling K-cups, too. Keep reading for more on how Water Way can keep you and your whole office caffeinated and ready to work! 

Coffee Products for Your Office

If you order water from us, you’re probably familiar with our water coolers—those things you see in your break room at the office that inspire chit chat and hydration! We have something just like that but for coffee! Plus, we have a number of coffee machines to choose from to suit your space’s needs. 

You can rent out a single-pot industrial coffee maker (like what you’d see in a restaurant) for only $15 a month! And if something breaks or isn’t working quite right, we’ll come swap it out ASAP for free. We supply the coffee pot, the machine, and even great-quality coffee. Filters? No need to worry about those—our coffee comes in filtered pouches that are ready to go. No running out of filters, no measuring out your coffee in the mornings, and no spilling coffee grounds everywhere. Just toss one in the machine and you’ll be caffeinated in no time. 

Does your office go through a lot of coffee? We also offer two- and three-pot coffee machines! That way, you always have a fresh pot ready to go. We have a number of flavors to choose from, too! Take your pick between our Italian, French, Columbian, or classic roasts. 

Does your office have a mixture of coffee junkies and non-coffee drinkers? We have options for them, too—including a water cooler that can make K-cups. It uses delicious, pure Water Way spring water to make delicious coffee by the cup! Already buying water from us and interested in adding coffee to your orders? We can offer you a special discount! 

The Perks of Keeping Your Employees Caffeinated 

A lot of us hold a special love for coffee but might forget its ongoing importance in the office. So why supply it to your employees? As more and more people make their way back to the office, it’s one of the easiest and most effective perks you can offer. So many productive routines start with a hot cup of coffee. During the pandemic, so many of us got used to a near-endless supply of coffee at our immediate disposal. Not only can you help your employees avoid that midday slump, but you can show appreciation for their hard work too! 
Interested in all that Water Way has to offer? Get in touch with us to fuel your office’s workflow today!

Stay OSHA Compliant with Water Way

Water is a necessity of life. Turns out, it’s also essential when it comes to employers providing healthy work environments for their employees. 

The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) provides clear regulations for businesses to follow when it comes to providing water for employees in the workplace. If a business ignores regulations, it can face a hefty fine, which is never a good thing when success is the goal. 

Actually, being OSHA compliant for water standards makes perfect business sense. By doing so, employees are more likely to be alert on the job for higher productivity and efficiency, as well as healthier for the potential of fewer sick days requested.

OSHA water guidelines are really quite simple to accommodate. To make sure your business is on board with requirements, follow these guidelines:

Must Provide Potable Water

OSHA standards require an employer to provide potable water (drinkable according to the U.S. Public Water Regulations) in the workplace and permit employees to drink it. This includes safe tap water that tastes good and is chilled to about 55 degrees.

Water Cooler or Fountain Access?

For the safest water option, water should be provided in a water cooler or drinking fountain. Water Way makes using a water cooler easy with scheduled deliveries made right to your business.

Provide Cups for Employees

Businesses are required to provide cups for employees. If paper cups are your option, it’s important to make them available in a sanitized location with a wastebasket located nearby. Water Way can include paper products with your Water Way delivery, helping to ensure you remain OSHA compliant.

Offer Water at No Charge

Employers cannot require employees to pay for the water provided. Some businesses even provide employees with a special water bottle to encourage them to head to the cooler each day, especially when working in hot temperatures.

Give Employees Frequent Breaks

It’s important to provide frequent breaks, so employees can easily access water for good health. Drinking adequate water can mean an extra trip or two to the restroom, making breaks all the more appreciated by employees.

Label bottles or containers for drinking only 

To be OSHA compliant, your water source – cooler, bottles, or tap – should all be labeled for drinking water only. 

Stay OSHA Compliant with Water Way

Water Way understands how important it is for businesses to stay OSHA compliant when it comes to providing water for employees. We can do all the work for you with scheduled water deliveries to your business, including all of the paper products you need. Give us a call to request more information on how to stay OSHA compliant.

What Happens to Your Body When You Switch to Only Drinking Water

Drinking water is one the best things you can do for your body. In its most natural form, water acts as a remedy for many ailments that can affect the body such as dehydration, joint pain, headaches, exhaustion, and poor digestion and circulation—just to name a few. 

When other elements are added to water, like sugar, preservatives, and colors, it can lose its luster, lowering its ability to naturally benefit the body. If you are currently drinking water via sugary flavored beverages, your body could be missing out.

By switching to only drinking water in healthy daily recommendations, you’re likely to be amazed at how much better your body can feel. Check out the top five benefits to only drinking water.

Improved Control of Calories

When you fill up on water, it curbs your appetite to eat. How’s that for controlling calorie intake? Not only are you consuming fewer calories from food, but you’re also shedding calories by drinking water instead of high-calorie sodas, and doing a world of good for your digestive system.

Natural Detox for Your System

Why go for a fancy and expensive detoxification solution when drinking water does the trick? In fact, water is known to be one of the best detoxifiers for the body out there. When drinking water in proper amounts, it helps transport healthy nutrients to every cell in the body, flushing out harmful toxin wastes for no build-up while maintaining strong kidneys. 

Healthier Hair and Skin

Dehydration can cause your hair to appear dull and lifeless, as well as be a prime spot for dandruff. If you want to get that lustrous glow back into your hair, start drinking water instead of expensive preservative-filled drinks. Drinking water can do the same for your skin, too. Keeping skin hydrated fights dull flakiness that can result from dry skin.

Boosted Metabolism 

Who knew that your kidneys, liver, and water depend on each other for an active metabolism? When you aren’t drinking water in proper amounts, your liver must do the work of your kidneys to release toxins. This causes the liver to ignore its job of metabolizing stored body fat into energy, causing your body’s metabolism rate to slow down. A slower metabolism makes it harder to maintain a healthy weight, wearing down your health. Drinking water throughout the day hydrates the kidneys, allowing your liver to keep metabolism in check. 

Better Brain Power

If you’re a fan of memory loss, headaches, and brain fatigue, read no further. Otherwise, ramp up your plan for drinking water throughout the day for better brain functioning. Did you know your brain is made of 85% water? No wonder it needs water to stay strong. 

Start Drinking Water Now

To maintain your plan of drinking water, schedule water deliveries to your home or business—or give us a call for other options. Water Way is your best way to stay hydrated.

10 Ways Drinking Water Improves Your Health

Water is good. Whether hot or cold, water is—simply put—good. If you need a reason why, here are ten.

#1: Hydrates Your Body

Your body depends on hydrating doses of water every day to function in every way. Everything from thinking to breathing benefits from hydration, with research pointing to cool water being the best to consume. 

#2: Calms You Down

If you tend to feel anxious often, try sipping on hot water or caffeine-free tea. This can help improve functions of the central nervous system for a calmer, more positive outlook.

#3: Regulates Blood Flow

When your body is low on fluids, your heart is forced to work harder to move blood through your veins and arteries. Adding more water to your daily routine lowers your risk for cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure.

#4: Improves Achalasia

Achalasia is a condition where a poorly functioning esophagus has difficulty moving food to the stomach. Drinking warm water has been shown to help people with this condition process foods for digestion. 

#5: Detoxifies Body

It never hurts to protect your kidneys by staying hydrated. Drinking water dilutes waste materials in the blood, which makes it easier on your kidneys when flushing out your body. 

#6: Assists With Digestion

If you want to keep things moving along in your body, drinking water is the way to do it. Water is perfect for digestion, helping the body eliminate wastes in a consistent manner. If you’re prone to digestive issues, adding hot water to your day is a smart move.

#7: Keeps Bowels Moving

Spinning off No. 6, constipation can be a real bummer in your day. Make a habit of drinking water several times a day to help prevent constipation from happening. And if your system needs a kickstart, drinking hot water may do the trick.

#8: Elevates Brain Function

If you’ve ever gone without water for a long period of time, you may have noticed how it’s harder to concentrate. The brain depends on hydration to stay fully fit and functioning at maximum speed for work, school, and decision-making.

#9: Fights Inflammation

The Arthritis Foundation has noted that drinking water is a key factor in fighting inflammation throughout your body. Joints become more lubricated for easier, less painful movements, and gout becomes obsolete.

#10: Opens Nasal Passageways

Your sinuses are filled with mucous membranes. These pathways can become clogged and result in difficult breathing as well as sinus headaches. Upping your water intake—especially hot water—can help open clogged sinuses while naturally healing your headache. 

Improve your Health With Water Way

To learn how Water Way can help you drink more water with scheduled water deliveries to your home or business, give us a call. We can also keep your coffee bar stocked to ensure hot liquids are available throughout the day. Contact Water Way for all the details.

Why So Many People Resolve to Drink More Water Each Year

Water may not be fancy, but there’s one thing for sure—you can’t live without it. Maybe that’s why people make resolutions each year to drink more water. In fact, bottled water surpassed soft drinks as the top U.S. beverage by volume in 2017, according to the Beverage Marketing Corporation. And it’s a trend that keeps on growing.

Still, why is it that this simple goodness at its most natural state continues to beat hyped-up competition for hydration? Here are a few reasons for starters.

Zero Calories

As consumers cut down on caffeine and sugary beverages, committing to drink more water serves as a great thirst quencher without adding unwanted pounds. Water is a perfect match for weight loss goals, while also helping keep sugar levels in check and caffeine under control.

Relieves Ailments

If you’ve ever overdone it in the heat of the summer, you know how dehydration feels. Exhaustion takes over, and headache, nausea, and dizziness can set it. Dehydration can also result in body inflammation, digestion issues, and lower concentration. When you drink more water, you help detour ailments like these to feel better and be more productive throughout your day. 

Supports Healthy Organs

Your body’s organs depend on water for proper functioning. When you drink more water, your heart beats easier, your kidneys work stronger, your brain thinks smarter, intestines digest better, and your skin glows healthier

Helps Control Acne

Acne can happen at any point in life, but especially during your teen years and 20s. When you drink more water, you help flush your body of toxins, which can cause acne. As simple as that sounds, it’s definitely worth a try!

Carries in Cool Containers

Water doesn’t have to be boring. There are all kinds of cool new containers in vibrant to sophisticated designs to fill up with hydration. Choose a style to latch onto your backpack. Or go for the 32-ounce size for your desk. Either way, you’ll drink more water and look cool doing it.

Consistently Affordable 

Natural spring, purified, and distilled waters are easy on the budget and available by the bottle, the case, the pallet, or even the truckload. Prefer a water cooler at the office? That’s a great option for your wallet, too, while also encouraging conversation with teammates. 
To learn how Water Way can help you drink more water with scheduled water deliveries to your home or business, give us a call. We can also keep your coffee bar stocked and keep sports drinks in the fridge. Contact Water Way to learn more.

Improve Your Workplace With a Coffee Bar

You’re running late to the office, zipping through the front lobby like a Heisman running back in an SEC football game. As you race toward your grey-speckled cubicle, you toss your coat across the chair and make a beeline down the hall for the favorite part of your day. 

It’s coffee time—the priority of all priorities. 

Can you relate? Over 3/4 of U.S. employees can, living by a boost at the workplace coffee bar each workday. Employees love it, and so do their supervisors for the following six reasons.

Gets the Work Juices Flowing

Kick back a cup or two of coffee and you’re well on your way to a more productive day of task mastering. That’s because coffee helps your brain block the chemical adenosine, which makes you feel sleepy. Your brain stays alert with a crazy boost of energy that helps you get things done. No wonder so many people head to the office coffee bar several times a day.

Improves Focus for Faster Learning

Caffeine plays a powerful part in helping you zone in for improved processing of information, and it only takes about two cups of coffee to do it. Caffeine also helps lower forgetfulness for up to 24 hours, which makes heading to the coffee bar before an office training or certification class a smart thing to do. 

Ups the Office Morale

Maintaining a coffee bar at the office gives employees something to look forward to on a regular day. Keeping a few special flavors on hand provides an additional perk that makes employees happy to be where they are, sharing good vibes and good coffee with co-workers.

Keeps Employees at the Office

Employees crave their coffee, so they’ll get it one way or another. By creating a convenient and enticing coffee bar, your employees are less likely to head out of the office for a latte or be delayed in the morning commute. 

Encourages Employee Interaction

Conversation doesn’t just happen at the water cooler. Coffee bar visits make for great shop talk with fellow employees from around the office. Coffee talks can break down social barriers, widen perspectives, generate ideas, and offer support in working together.

Shows Employee Appreciation

Nothing says “I love you” like a hot cup of coffee in the morning. Your employees will feel appreciated every time they head to the coffee bar. In today’s world, a good job isn’t just about money. More and more, employees are looking for those extra, non-monetary benefits when choosing or evaluating a job. 

Keep the Conversation Going With Your Own Coffee Bar

Creating a coffee bar for your workplace doesn’t have to be hard. Water Way can do it for you, handling all the details from the equipment down to the creamer. From Starbucks to Folgers, slow-drip to K-cup, coffee can be ordered by the case or by the pallet for direct shipping to your office. Working remotely? No problem! We can ship it to your doorstep
To learn more about our products, including local water deliveries to your business, give us a call.

The Best Way to Hydrate for Competitive Athletes

Staying on the cutting edge of fitness is crucial for a competitive athlete to remain at the top of the game, whether it’s football, cross country, basketball, or boxing. Strong muscles, high endurance, and healthy hearts go a long way in taking them to the finish line. 

Getting proper fluids—including plenty of water—is a big part of keeping athletes fit on the field or in the gym. Not only does it enhance athletic performance, but it sharpens mental focus and boosts immune health, which are also key to winning. Athletes must know when and how to hydrate to make the most of their performance skills. 

Know When You’re Dehydrated

Did you know the body is made of 50-65% water? No wonder it’s so important to hydrate, especially when participating in sports. When you don’t drink enough water you begin to experience symptoms like headache, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, poor appetite, and cramping. Urine is likely to turn darker the more dehydrated you become, too. The best rule of thumb? The lighter the better.

How Much Water You Should Drink?

In normal circumstances, a person should drink half of their body weight in ounces daily. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, you need to drink 75 ounces of water throughout the day. If it’s hot or humid, it’s a good idea to bump that number up

If you’re an athlete in training, you should consume 16 to 24 ounces of fluids for every pound lost in sweat. To find out what your number is, weigh before and after your workout to determine how much you typically lose in sweat. 

When to Hydrate With Sports Drinks 

Sports drinks provide carbohydrates and electrolytes lost through sweat when working out. Consumed along with water, the best time to hydrate with sports drinks is before, during, and after competition. This is referred to as the 3-H Rule: Drink when Hot. Drink when workouts are Hard. Drink when workouts are longer than an Hour.

Before

Your muscles need carbohydrates for energy, and sports drinks help provide those before an event. Sports drinks are also great for those morning practices when skipping breakfast. 

During

Sports drinks are a smart way to hydrate during exercise lasting 90 or more minutes and may even help athletes perform longer and more effectively. 

After

Replace fluids and electrolytes lost in sweat after a workout with a sports drink. For full recovery, add food and other fluids that provide additional nutritional support. 

Watch the Sugar 

Regular sports drinks are high in sugar, so avoid drinking them when at rest. It’s much better to hydrate with water throughout the day, adding in other beverages like milk for nutritional benefits.

Before Your Next Workout, Give Us a Call
To hydrate your competitive athlete or to schedule water deliveries—including sports drinksgive us a call.