Can you imagine going through a day without water? The importance of water is most of the time underestimated especially since most of us haven’t experienced scarcity yet. Let us take a moment to recognize the standing of this physiologic need. Yes, you heard me right water is in the same group with oxygen, food, sleep and rest according to Abraham Maslow. Before we go on, let me tell you that when we talk about physiologic needs, we mean to say things that are necessary for one’s survival. The absence of one can lead to illness primarily and eventually death.
Water as many of us understands, is equivalent to hydration, moisture and anything that prevents dryness. Technically speaking, water is the most abundant substance in cells. Water is used to maintain homeostasis (this is the state of balance within our body). Water allows us to regulate our temperature not only when we have fever but when we perform activities; from simple ones to rigorous exercises. The amount of water intake necessary to maintain homeostasis varies from one person’s weight to another. For some, eight glasses of water might be enough already but others need 2 even up to 3 litres of water per day! We need safe water to drink every day of our lives. A huge percentage of us have a reliable source in our houses already but for those who don’t they just simply order for water truck delivery services.
Water is a universal solvent. We can mix anything onto it – liquid form as in concentrated juice, solid form like coffee granules, and even non-edible substances such as paint, detergent, alcohol and a whole lot more! Other people might not call for water truck delivery services for potent water but to refill their swimming pools. To associate this with H20 being the universal solvent, chlorine is added to pool water to disinfect or filter it. An increase in number of people wanting the services of water truck delivery to fill up their pools can be observed during summer. Why? Simply because water can absorb and reduce heat. It can cool us in a matter of minutes by taking a dip in the course of hot, arid weather. Others even make use of water beds just to stay cool and comfortable as they sleep! If you don’t have a pool, tub, water bed or Jacuzzi you can still fight the uncomfortable feeling by simply drinking iced water (or lemonade or iced tea for flavour).
Many functions of water were not tackled in this article but it doesn’t mean that its usefulness is only limited to what was mentioned. I just pray that we won’t only notice its significance once we are already suffering from water shortage.