The Department of Human Resources is responsible for designing and implementing the Town's voluntary wellness program.  This page is designed to provide the Town of Westerly employees information on current and upcoming wellness activities.

Voluntary Wellness Program

Hydrate, Don't Wait Challenge - August 2017

About the Challenge - Flyer

This month-long challenge is designed to encourage you to boost your daily consumption of water.  Not all experts agree on what, precisely, is the amount of water one needs to drink every day to maintain a healthy level of hydration.  However, in general, the recommendation that is considered to be safe and prudent amount of daily water is the 8x8 rule: an eight-ounce glass of water, 8 times a day.

During the Hydrate, Don’t Wait Challenge, the goal is to consume eight glasses of water per day.  Although other beverages such as soda, coffee, and juice contribute toward you daily liquid intake, the challenge is geared solely toward increased consumption of water in place of sugary and caffeine-containing beverages.

How the Challenge Works

Consume eight or more eight-ounce glasses of water per day.  At home or at work. Track your consumption using your tracking card. Employees who submit a signed Monthly Hydration Tracker, with at least 496 ozs. (equivalent of 16 oz per day) recorded will be entered into a drawing for *$150.00 in chamber bucks.

Employees who consume at least 32 oz. of water a day, each day of the month (equivalent to 992 ozs), will also receive a Westerly Water Bottle.


Beginning, August 1, track the amount of water you consume daily on your tracking sheet.

  • Record the number of 8 oz glasses of water every day.
  • On August 31, total the number of 8 oz glasses of water consumed during the month.
  • Submit your Hydrate, Don’t Wait Challenge tracking sheet to Human Resources HR@westerlyri.gov, no later than Friday, September 8 at 5:00 PM.
  • Drawing will be held on Friday, September 11th, 2017 at 2:00 PM in Town Hall.

*Wellness incentives are considered taxable income, and the winner will see this reflected on their paycheck in September.