Sharon Kleyne Says Similar Free Water Study Needed in U.S. Do You Have a Right to a Glass of Water?
For more than two decades, water advocate Sharon Kleyne has been teaching people here and abroad that they must replenish their evaporating body water vapor by consuming at least 8 to 10 glasses of water a day. Kleyne is also concerned that in our go-go culture, many people find themselves without water when they really need some. “What are your rights,” Kleyne asked, “when it’s time to get yourself a glass of water?” Kleyne acknowledged that many people today run around with their own water bottles, but others don’t have water bottles, or they forget them. What do they do in a pinch? “People need to do a little research and find what their rights are,” Kleyne said.
To that end, Kleyne was excited to share the results of a recent UK study on peoples’ right to free drinking water. In the Keep Britain Tidy poll, 25% of the British public knows when they can ask for and expect a free glass of water, but 71% feel awkward requesting water from venues where they are not customers. So, just what is the law? In the United Kingdom, all premises that are licensed are required by law to provide “free potable water” or “free tap water fit for drinking” (Scotland) to their customers. These premises include schools, bars, pubs, nightclubs, restaurants, cafes, fast food eateries, cinemas, theaters and even community halls. Not all businesses do this, but it is legal if they wish to charge you for a glass or for their service, or both. Unlicensed businesses such as stadiums, swimming pools, health clubs, tourist attractions and beauty salons are not required to provide drinking water on demand.
According to Kleyne, the study also reflected the public’s growing awareness regarding public health issues. She cited the fact that only 7% of the poll’s respondents said that they drink water from public drinking fountains; 55% registered concerns about the cleanliness of public water taps, fountains and dispensers. Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, is dedicated to water and the study of supplementing the body’s and the earth’s water vapor evaporation with pure water. She has also been a trailblazer uncovering the benefits of pure water for pharmaceutical and medical application.
Holder of several global patents and her company, Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, Kleyne produces and markets unique, original eye and skin all-natural moisturizing products with no competitors. These products use a simple, pH-balanced pure water mist for supplementation—replacing the water vapor lost every day to evaporation. Her company’s products are unique among eye and skin moisturizers because their effectiveness is based not on chemicals or additives, but on the natural ability of eyes and skin to absorb moisture from the air. Kleyne believes that in an era of increasing health challenges from pollution and climate change, her unique water therapy products have the ability to empower each individual, on their own, to create a personal micro-environment of healthy, pure, moist air—a new water lifestyle®.
Kleyne is so enthusiastic about the new British poll and study into what we know about free drinking water that she wants a similar study done here in the U.S. “We need to examine carefully all of our beliefs and attitudes about water,” said Kleyne. “We need to learn more about water, which is the breath of life; then we need to learn some more!”
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