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Warren Water understands the critical importance of water in our everyday lives and staying healthy. Water plays an important role in fighting germs, increasing energy and improving smiles.
Expand Your Fight on Germs

Warren, Butler and Simpson Water have partnered with the Barren River District Health Department to sponsor a community-wide Wash Your Hands campaign. We invite representatives from businesses and organizations to stop by any of our offices to receive free mirror clings related to washing hands. The mirror cling serves as a reminder to employees, students, customers, etc. to wash hands for 20 seconds to be effective in fighting germs.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, handwashing is the single most important thing we can do to keep from getting sick and spreading illness to others. Washing your hands helps prevent the spread of colds, influenza, strep and other illnesses. We have several links posted related to handwashing for children and adults.


Good Technique

There is more to washing hands than you think! By rubbing your hands vigorously with soapy water, you pull the dirt and the oily soils free from your skin. The soap lather suspends both the dirt and germs trapped inside and are quickly washed away. Spread the word…not the Germs!


How Should I Wash My Hands?
  1. Wet your hands with warm water.
  2. Apply soap.
  3. Rub your hands together vigorously, and scrub all surfaces.
  4. Continue for 20 seconds.
  5. Rinse well under running water.
  6. Dry your hands, turn off faucet with paper towel, if available.



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Free clings available for businesses and organizations.
Press Play
Global Wash Your Hands Day - Oct. 15
Clean Up! - A Kid's Guide to Handwashing

Join our efforts in keeping our community healthy, display your free mirror clings. Hurry, while supplies last!
Increase Your Energy

Water is your body's principal chemical component, comprising, on average, 60 percent of your weight. Every system in your body depends on water. For example, water flushes toxins out of vital organs, carries nutrients to your cells and provides a moist environment for your ears, nose and throat tissues. Americans drink more than 1 billion glasses of tap water a day.

Lack of water can lead to dehydration, a condition that occurs when you don't have enough water in your body to carry out normal functions. On average, Americans consume 17.6 eight-ounce servings of beverages each day - 5.9 servings are beverages that contain caffeine or alcohol, which are diuretics that cause the body to lose water. In fact, 33 percent of what Americans drink every day can cause dehydration.

Even mild dehydration - as little as a 1 percent to 2 percent loss of your body weight - can sap your energy and make you tired. Dehydration poses a particular health risk for the very young and the very old.

Signs and symptoms of dehydration include:

  • Excessive thirst
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Dry mouth
  • Little or no urination
  • Muscle weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness

Source: Water, How Much Should You Drink Everyday, Mayo Clinic, May 23, 2006 and Water, Water Everywhere, Colleen Danz, August 2002.



The U.S. Institute of Medicine recommends that men should drink about 13 cups of water a day, and women should drink about 9 cups a day. Join our efforts in keeping our community healthy and stay hydrated by drinking the recommended amount of water daily.
"Water makes your body work! Your body needs additional water when you exercise."
Splash Mascot with sports bottle and headband
Improving Your Smile

Tap into Warren Water – one gallon of tap water costs less than 1/10 of 1 cent and provides a great nutritional value with added fluoride. North American water systems have added fluoride, a naturally occurring element, to their water supplies since 1945 to help prevent tooth decay. Since that time, child cavity rates have been reduced by 20-40% where fluoridation has been implemented. The fluoridation of drinking water is endorsed by the American Dental Association, the American Medical Association, and the US Public Health Service. The CDC proclaimed fluoridation to be one of the top ten greatest public health achievements of the past century.

What is water fluoridation? How does it prevent tooth decay?
  • Fluoride is a naturally occurring ion that is present in water.
  • Fluoride's effect is topical. It keeps the tooth enamel strong by preventing the loss of
    important minerals.
Is flouridation safe?
  • Yes. Extensive research conducted over the past 50 years has demonstrated that fluoridation of public water supplies is a safe and effective way to reduce the incidence of tooth decay in a community.

  • detailed review by the National Research Council in 1993 found no links between low-level fluoride ingestion and occurrences of cancer, kidney disease, gastrointestinal disorders, immunological disorders, reproductive effects, genetic disorders, or bone fractures.

  • While exposure to high levels of fluoride over a long time can cause dental fluorosis, a condition that leads to mottled tooth enamel, discoloration, and in some cases erosion of the gum line, the fluoride content in your drinking water is limited under federal law and the levels are very low.

Splash Mascot with Toothbrush "Tap water helps create a great smile!"
Join our efforts in keeping our community healthy and drink from the tap.
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