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Irish people drank nearly one extra litre of water per day during pandemic, survey finds

A survey which was carried out by iReach revealed that Irish people drank nearly one extra litre of water per day during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The survey, which was conducted on behalf of bottled water company Ishka, was taken by 1,000 adults and found that women are drinking more water than men.

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Since March 2020, women have been drinking on average 1.4 litres of water per day, which is an increase of 900ml.

On average, men were drinking 1.3 litres of water per day, which is an increase of 800ml.

In total, 34% of Irish people increased their water consumption during the pandemic, with the majority being 18 to 24-year-olds, drinking up to two litres more than usual.

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Of the 34% who increased their water consumption, 71% drank an extra one litre of water while 23% consumed an extra 1-2 litres of water.

This resulted in an average of just under one extra litre of water being consumed per day during the pandemic.

The survey, which was conducted between the 8th and 15th of July, also found that the average spend on bottled water was €4.60 per week.

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