Delivery Water tips for your Health and Emergency Preparedness

Water is essential to good health; every system in our bodies relies on water. The Mayo Clinic says daily activities can cause us to lose water that must be replenished for our bodies to function properly, especially in hot or humid weather. You may also need extra water in the winter because heated indoor air can dry your skin.1


Water, Water Everywhere

As important as it is, it can be a challenge to drink enough water every day.* Here are some easy tips to help you stay hydrated:

  • Don't wait until you're thirsty to drink water. By the time you feel thirst, you could be mildly dehydrated.1
  • Develop a "hydration habit" by having a glass of water when you wake up, one with each meal and one at bedtime.
  • Carry a bottle of water on your commute to work, when you run errands or when you spend a day at the beach.
  • Keep single-serve bottles of water in your backpack and desk.
  • Keep your home and office refrigerator well stocked with bottled water. Water bottle delivery is a convenient way to ensure that you always have plenty of water on hand.
  • Take a water break instead of a coffee, tea or soda break.
  • Drink water before, during and after exercise.
  • At social gatherings, substitute alcohol with water and a twist of lime or lemon.
  • Choose a bottle of water instead of soft drinks when you eat out.
  • Add a slice of lemon or lime to your water for flavor.
  • Don't forget fever, vomiting and diarrhea can cause you to lose body fluids.1 When you’re sick, keep a bottle of water next to your bed and sip it throughout the day.
  • Check your urine to see if you're getting enough water. As a general rule, you should drink enough so you don’t get thirsty very often and you produce at least 6.3 cups of colorless or slightly yellow urine a day.1 If you’re concerned or not sure, ask your physician.
  • *Though unlikely, drinking too much water can cause problems such as hyponatremia, or low sodium levels in the blood.1


Learn the facts about your drinking water from the Drinking Water Research Foundation (DWRF).


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Emergency Preparedness

Disasters can happen, so it’s a good idea to have a personal emergency plan and adequate supplies should the unexpected occur. Bottled water delivery is ideal for emergency water storage.


The Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness recommends families keep emergency supplies on hand in case of severe weather and other disasters. Along with flashlights, batteries, canned food and other essentials, they recommend your kit include at least three gallons of bottled water per person.2 Be sure to keep bottled water away from household cleaners, gasoline, paint thinners and other chemicals. It’s also best to store it at room temperature or cooler and away from direct sunlight. 3


The following tips can be helpful when preparing your home for natural disasters:

  • Store 8-ounce, 16.9-ounce or 24-ounce Single Serve bottles and 2.5-gallon and 1-gallon bottles of drinking water for easy handling. You may want to store bottles of water in different locations for easy access.
  • Rotate and replace emergency food and bottled water every six months for freshness.4,5
  • Put supplies in a cool, dark place away from chemicals and solvents. 4,5
  • Label each food and water item with the date of purchase. Note the expiration date or "use by" date.4,5

The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) is a source of information to those interested in providing bottled water emergency relief supplies to communities affected by natural disasters or other emergencies. The IBWA Emergency Response Directory (ERD) can be downloaded by clicking on this link.


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1 “Water: How much should you drink every day?” Mayo Clinic,
2 “Family Plan,” Governor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness, State of Louisiana, 
3 “Packaging,” International Bottled Water Association,
4 “Food and Water in an Emergency,” Federal Emergency Management Agency,
5 “Bottled Water: Important During Natural Disaster Season,” IDS Water,