When we moved from Ohio to Indiana we lived right behind a lake. It was so peaceful, other than the train that came through every morning but you learn to adjust. One thing that I did not adjust to was the well water. It was a new house and a new well so we always had bits of sand and gravel at the bottom of a glass. And the shower stall would turn orange if we didn’t clean it every week. The iron levels were ridiculously high and I just wasn’t comfortable drinking the water, even filtered.
Moving back to the city was great, since I didn’t have to worry about water (or so I thought). Reading about problems cities have recently had with their water supplies has made me realize that safe drinking water is something I take for granted. I’ve tried to make it a habit of drinking my daily eight glasses of water and so far I’ve been successful. I’ve eliminated pop although I will occasionally have one when I go out to eat but I don’t buy it at the grocery store anymore. Here are some of my tips for bringing water back to your daily routine.
Leave a glass of water on your bedside table. It may seem like a no brainer but I tend to reach several times during the night for something to drink and I’d always forget to have a glass of water on the nightstand. I’m too tired to traipse all the way down to the fridge so I’ve added filling my water bottle to my nightly ‘to do’ list.
Squeeze a lemon in your water. I love flavored water and I’ll cut a whole piece of fruit and leave it in the fridge so I can grab one every time I refill my glass. You can also buy an infuser and put different combinations in your water like basil and cucumber. You get vitamins and your daily allotment of water. It’s a win-win.
Make sure your water tastes good. If you don’t like the flavor of your water, you’re not going to drink it. Trust me. My water by the lake just tasted blah and I wanted no part of it! I never felt truly clean after a shower either and I cringed when I was cooking, even with a filtration system. A simple solution is to have your water tested. Understanding exactly what’s in your water is the first step to seeing water clearly. Hellenbrand can give you answers you can trust. Check out this infographic. It’s neat to see your water’s journey to your home.
Schedule a free water analysis. Hard water touches everyone—and everything—in the home, and trying to keep up with and manage the signs of hard water can quickly become exhausting. It really is. Let Hellenbrand take care of your water problems so that you can get back to taking care of your family. No problem is too complex for Hellenbrand’s group of self-proclaimed water geeks. Let them tackle the hard stuff so you don’t have to. Understand what’s in your water!
Tell me your tips for drinking more water! When did you last have your water tested?