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Water makes up 80% of our brains, so it's important that we drink enough of it to be able to concentrate.
So if it's hot outside, or the nippers are running around like wildcats, they should be regularly topping up their water levels.
Not only is water better for them than high calorie, fizzy pop, it's also much cheaper and available on tap.
Water is one of nature's greatest gifts. It falls from the sky as rain before finding its way into rivers or sinking into the ground.
Eventually it returns to the sea where it evaporates, forming rain-clouds and the whole cycle starts again.
The water cycle is very important to us as it enables us to provide two million homes and businesses with fresh drinking water every day. Here you can find out more about how we make water work for you.
We’ve all heard and used the sayings ‘Where there’s muck there’s brass’ and ‘Muck for luck.’
We've taken this idea quite literally with many of our wastewater treatment plants now powered by poo!
With the rising costs of gas and electricity, poo power is a great renewable alternative and is helping us generate electricity for many of our treatment works.
Come with us and explore how this all began, how it works and what what future poo power holds for the water industry.
Water makes up more than two thirds of human body weight, and without water, we would die in a few days.
The human brain is made up of 80% water, blood is 82% and lungs 90%. A 2% drop in our body's water supply can trigger signs of dehydration. Mild dehydration is also one of the most common causes of daytime fatigue. Click on the link below for more water and health nuances and tips on how much water your little ones should be drinking.
Discover what exactly makes up your water and how you can check the quality and hardness of your supply.
There are three main dangers - strong currents, the cold and time
Strong currents - these lurk beneath the surface, particularly if water is being taken out through massive pipes beneath the surface.
The cold and hyperventilation - when fatalities occur, it's the temperature of the water which is often the most significant factor. Reservoirs are deep and the water in them doesn't flow like in rivers or the sea so the temperature rarely rises much above 12 C.
Immersion is enough to take most people's breath away but what they probably don't realise is that this sensation is their body's natural defences kicking in - and they will only protect a swimmer for a matter of minutes, no matter how confident they are in the water.
One of the first signs of trouble is hyperventilation as the body tries to increase the flow of oxygen into the blood to help stave off the cold but, if the swimmer remains in the water, the body will begin to shut down to protect the vital organs. Muscles will go into cramp and suddenly it's no longer possible to swim. The victim will try to fight to stay on the surface but, if help doesn't arrive within seconds, they will be drawn unavoidably underwater, even though they may still be fully conscious and aware of what's happening.
Time - even if friends or relatives dial 999 within minutes of a swimmer disappearing, the reality is that the emergency services are more likely to be dealing with the recovery of a body rather than a rescue.
Firefighters, police and paramedics may be able to reach the scene within minutes, but if the victim is still somewhere in the water, they'll not be able to begin a search until specialist equipment arrives. Instead, they can only watch and wait, which may be hard for onlookers to understand but is often as traumatic for the emergency services as for family or friends of the missing swimmer.
It can take days to recover a body from a reservoir. In the meantime, friends and loved ones can do nothing more than return home and begin a tortuous wait for news.
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