Do you know what your bottled drinking water contains? Look closely at the label of these bottles for description. You will be surprised to know that bottled drinking water is your regular tap/well water filtered by Reverse Osmosis (RO) to which minerals are added later to improve taste.
You'll say - okay, so, what's the problem. Problem is cost of these bottles. If you are one of those people who drink bottled water on a daily basis, you pay approximately $0.75 per gallon* for water as compared to $0.048 per gallon** from RO filters and also create 1320 plastic bottle pollution a year***! Imagine if you have a bigger family and also use this water for cooking, where these numbers will go!
Why pay a premium for bottled water when you can get the same water at much lesser cost by setting up a water filtration system at your home that does exactly the same - filters water through reverse osmosis system and adds minerals.
Water from this system will initially cost less than $0.033 per gallon, and after about 6 months even less - $0.015 per gallon (if used to its full capacity, i.e. 50 gallons a day). And even if you use less than 1/5th the filter's capacity (10 gallons a day), you will pay less than 1/4th of what you pay for bottled water. As simple as that.
We have done some more Math for you to understand this better
Let's see how much bottled water will cost:
which means, you will pay $3.98 / 5.28 = $0.75 per gallon
=> 182 / 5.28 = 33 packs of bottled water,
for a cost of: 33 x $3.98 = $131.34 (+ CRV if applicable).
Let's compare this with the cost of RO system:
=> cost of 1 gallon: $300 / 9100 gallons < $0.033
=> $130 / 9100 gallons < $0.015 for 1 gallon
You see, that is less than 1/10th of what you are paying right now even with more water usage!
Save your hard earned money and also save the earth from plastic pollution by installing Reverse Osmosis System.
* Cost of cheapest bottled drinking water in the market today is $0.75 per gallon
** Sum of $0.033 per gallon for first 6 months and $0.015 per gallon for subsequent 6 months
*** 40 bottles per pack x 33 packs a year = 1320 bottles