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How Can I tell How Hard Or Soft My Tap Water Is?

Posted by on December 20th 2021 in Environment

We’re often told about water hardness and how it can differ depending on where we live. But how can you tell whether you live in a hard water area or a soft water area? And once you know, how does it taste and how good or bad is it for you?

Surface water or groundwater?

Water’s ‘hardness’ is graded by the number of mineral deposits found in it on a grade of ‘parts per million’ (ppm). And thanks to the UK’s geological foundations, this can change from region to region. But tap water originates from either surface water or groundwater and is...

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5 Tips To Help You Avoid Dehydration When Drinking Alcohol

Posted by on December 17th 2021 in Health

Whatever the season or reason to celebrate or commiserate, there’s always an excuse to crack open the bubbly or get a few rounds of drinks in. But we’re all aware of the consequences when we have too much to drink, so it definitely pays to stay hydrated when drinking alcohol. But how do you do it to avoid a hangover or any ill effects?

How does drinking alcohol dehydrate you?

One of the main causes of a hangover is dehydration, and drinking alcohol dehydrates you faster thanks to its diuretic effects. When your body senses that you’re getting dehydrated in general, it...

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Does Climate Change Directly Impact Water Quality?

Posted by on December 13th 2021 in Environment , Water Coolers

We are in the middle of a climate emergency. Just recently, the COP26 Summit took place in Glasgow, bringing global leaders together to take much-needed action in tackling the immediate effects of climate change. What the outcomes will be remain to be seen, but with dryer, hotter summers together with wetter, windier winters, the extreme effects of a changing planet are already here to see. So does climate change directly impact water quality – and if so, how?

Water quality and climate change

Many talks and discussions on all areas of climate change are ongoing, but the link between water quality and...

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Is Drinking Hot Water A Good Source Of Hydration?

Posted by on December 8th 2021 in Hot Water Dispensers

Hands down, water is the best way to keep yourself hydrated. Whether it’s ice-cold or ambient room temperature, it’s great for both mind and body. Its health benefits are undeniable and we always encourage you to drink more, but is drinking hot water a good source of hydration as well? After all, we drink hot tea or coffee, so can hot water increase hydration or give us any unexpected, extra benefits?

Hot water hydration and health benefits

Before we get started, we should clarify that when we say ‘hot water’, it should be hot enough to drink comfortably without scolding you. Drinking...

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What Different Types Of Water Dispensers Are There?

Posted by on December 5th 2021 in Water Coolers

When you’re looking for a water dispenser for your office, the next question usually starts by asking what type of water dispenser do you actually need. Though you might think one water dispenser is or does the same thing as any other, there are plenty of variations to suit the size of your business and your staff, visitors, and customers. Confused? Let’s take a look at what different types of water dispensers there are and how they can benefit your business.

Bottled Water Dispensers

The classic water dispenser. Ideal for providing instant cool, ambient, or hot water at the pull of a...

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Recyclable Water Cooler Filtration For Fewer Impurities And More Taste

Posted by on December 3rd 2021 in Environment

Drinking water and staying hydrated is key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. So if we’re drinking more of it, it should be the best tasting water we can get, shouldn’t it? With differences in how tap water tastes up and down the country, only pure, filtered water can give you the fresh taste you’re looking for. So how do our Thirsty Work filters work and how eco-friendly are they?

Advanced water filtration technology

Providing pure, fresh, filtered water is what we do best at Thirsty Work and at the heart of that are the internal water filters themselves. Of course, our 18.9...

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Is London Tap Water Still Safe To Drink?

Posted by on November 22nd 2021 in Environment

While London tap water may not be to everyone’s taste, it’s still perfectly safe to drink. In fact, London water is ranked among the best in the world for its quality. Drinking water safety standards in the UK are incredibly high, so it’s usually chemical or natural elements that can lead people to think it’s not safe. Let’s look at what happens to London tap water before you drink it.

Surface water vs groundwater

All London tap water is supplied by Thames Water. Covering 5,000 sq. miles, their water supply (and sewerage supply services) serves 15m people, reaching homes and businesses in...

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5 Refreshing Ways to Make London Water Less Boring

Posted by on November 17th 2021 in Benefits of Water

Water is an essential ingredient to all life. Hydrating? Yes. Nutritious? You bet. Refreshing? Of course. Delicious? Not so much… While London water is as vital to us as the air we breathe, it can taste a bit chemically. But even if you can get past that, it’s still a bit…boring. For all its benefits, plain water isn’t the most exciting – or tastiest – thing in the world to drink. But we’ve put together a list of ways on how you can make your 8 glasses of water a day tastier than ever, with something to really tickle your...

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How Much Water Do You Really Need To Be Drinking Each Day?

Posted by on November 11th 2021 in Health

Wherever we go, it’s not unusual for us to see, hear, or read information telling us we should be drinking plenty of water each day. So are we all drinking enough? Or are we drinking too much? It’s not like it’s a new health and wellness craze – it’s vital to life on earth as we know it as well as helping our bodies function properly. So how much water should we be drinking each day – and why?

How much and what should you drink?

There’s no definitive right answer on how much water we should drink each day, but we...

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The Responsible Way Of Recycling And Reusing Our Water Coolers

Posted by on November 8th 2021 in Environment

Recycling our products and using recycled materials is an essential part of how Thirsty Work operates. From eco-friendly recyclable packaging to our recyclable products, nothing goes to landfill, and that includes the main body of each of our water coolers. So what are our coolers made of and what happens to them once they reach the end of their working life?

An eco-friendly sector

Back in 2018, the government announced a new ‘plastic tax’. Coming into force in 2022, the tax will apply to any plastic packaging that’s produced or imported into the UK that doesn’t contain at least 30% recycled plastic.


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