Water dispensers

Drinking water from water dispensers is one of the best, sustainable and most convenient ways of providing healthy, safe and hygienic hydration. Healthy hydration helps mental well-being and improves physical performance. In most EU Countries, employers are required by law to provide a source of drinking water for their employees.

Water dispensers provide water safely and hygienically by following the WE Guidelines for Good Hygiene Practice. These Guidelines are intended to ensure that the highest standards are reached in the fields of quality, safety and hygiene. They have been approved by all EU Member States and notified in the EU Register of Food Safety.

WE recommends healthy hydration for mental, as well as physical, wellbeing. For mental wellbeing, it helps speed our reflexes, improves concentration, helps prevent mood swings and aids work performance. For physical wellbeing it prevents headaches, tiredness and constipation and helps prevent previous more serious illnesses including heart disease, obesity and kidney stones.

Urine colour chart

There’s one easy way to know if you are properly hydrated – check the colour of your urine against our ‘pee chart’. Pale is good; dark urine means you could be in need of fluid. And if you are dehydrated, here’s an easy way to rehydrate healthily: head straight to that water dispenser… simple.

On average, adults need two litres of water daily. Which fluid we choose matters. Everything is fine in moderation, but too much caffeine or sugar will not aid good health.

Drinking around 6 – 8 glasses (2 – 2.5 litres) of fluid a day
improves hydration and can:

  • Help improve alertness
  • All brain functions improve
  • Aid receptiveness to learning
  • Improve skin texture
  • Reduce the rate of aging
  • Help weight loss - reduce obesity
  • Aid digestion process
  • Improve energy levels
  • Improve bodily organ functions
  • Lubricate joints
  • Purify the body
  • Remove toxins

WE have identified a number of areas where hydration is key and fact sheets are available to Members. Click below to view PDF’s. PDF’s in German, French, Italian, Polish and Spanish are available on demand click here.

Hydration in the Public Sector

Hydration in the Health Sector

Hydration and children