Heat wave increases the water consumption in BarcelonaWater coolers. News 24/07/2015
El Prat de Llobregat, July 2015
During the month of July 2015, the residents of Barcelona have increased their water consumption, in 22 liters more per inhabitant and per day. The mentioned increase has been recorded in the ATLL system, which supports more than 100 municipalities forming part of the metropolitan area of Barcelona.
According to The Catalan Water Agency, due to the heat wave registered in the beginning of the summer, the demand for water has increased a 1,5 hm³. The average water production in the ATLL area has been of 11,7 m³/s, while at the same time last year the production was of 10,5 m³/s.
High temperatures are the main cause of this increase in consumption; those days the average temperature was about 3°C higher than in the same period of 2014.
This higher rate of water consumption has also led to an increased use of drinking water fountains and water coolers, and therefore has contribute to improve the results of Canaletas, manufacturer of drinking fountains and water coolers.
The importance of drinking water in summer
It is a well known fact that during the summer months there is a higher risk of dehydration, especially for children and people with delicate health. This is due to the rise in the temperature that increases the loss of body fluids by sweating. Our body loses about 2.5 liters of water every day through sweating and breathing. The quantity may increase during the hottest months when it is necessary to replenish the expelled liquid.
Health authorities recommend taking into account certain precautions during the hottest months:
- Drink water before the body shows early signs of dehydration: thirst, fatigue or headache.
- Both in workplace and at home it is important to be aware of where one could find drinking water. It is very common to find bottled water coolers and drinking water fountains in public places or private workplaces.
- Make sure that the water is potable.
- Drink water instead of soft drinks and avoid alcoholic beverages.
- Drinking water is essential for physical recovery after doing sport.
- Bear in mind that in certain periods of life, such as growth, lactation or ageing, the water consumption should increase because of the greater risk of dehydration.
Canaletas is a family company founded in 1965 which focuses its activity on designing and manufacturing different kinds of drinking fountains and water coolers, and also commercializing water filters. It has more than 50 different models adapted to the requirements of the customer, as drinking fountains for companies, factories, home, schools ... etc. Placed in Barcelona, the company has delegation in Madrid and an extensive network of distributors covering the entire country. Canaletas is also present in Europe, North Africa and Middle East countries.
Nowadays, Canaletas is the most experienced manufacturer of water coolers and drinking water fountains in Europe and is characterized by its innovative spirit, which is represented by numerous patents registered during its 50 years of history. The company, now run by the second generation, is known for the quality of its products that stand the test of time and have a longer "life cycle" than most of the other water coolers and drinking water fountains on the market.