How Much Does Bottled Water Really Cost You?

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For years, the medical world has been telling us that we need to drink more water—for healthier skin, better kidney function, to lose weight, to be smarter–and a million other reasons.  So for many, H20 has become the beverage of choice.
As the beverage of choice, bottled water sales have skyrocketed—which is great because we’re drinking more water. However, there is a cost to the convenience of bottled water, both environmentally and financially.

The Environmental Costs of Bottled Water

Scientists and environmental experts have learned a lot about the impact of water bottles have on our world:

  • Only 20% of water bottles are recycled and US landfills are full of nearly 2 million tons of discarded water bottles.
  • Three liters of water is necessary to package a single liter of bottled water for human consumption. The additional two liters are used throughout the collection, manufacturing, and transportation of the bottled water.

How Bottled Water Impacts Your Personal Budget

  • A single water bottle costs, on average, $1.45. The total cost of bottled water sold in the United States is $11.8 billion dollars and the global annual cost is $60 billion.

  • There are an average of 167 water bottles per person used each year in the United States.

  • Based on the average individual consumption, the monthly cost of bottled water is roughly $20. The yearly cost is nearly $250.

At WaterTech, We Believe There is a Better Solution.

Here at WaterTech, we sometimes get asked about the cost comparison between our water purification systems and bottled water.

Many consumers choose in-home filtration to cut down on their bottled water usage. Instead of investing hundreds of dollars each year in bottled water, consider purchasing a home tap reverse osmosis water purifier. The RO PureMAX II produces clean-tasting drinking water by removing chlorine, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), impurities, and various contaminants.

For about 25 cents per day, a typical family of four can have bottle-quality water (actually most agree that RO water tastes BETTER and is higher quality than bottled water) for far less money. Your beverages and ice will consistently taste better with quality water right from your tap. Eliminate the need for pour-through pitchers or faucet filters, with far superior results.

So the next time you’re leaving the house, fill your reusable water bottle with delicious RO Water and save yourself some money (and the planet, too). 

Let us help you install your family’s under-the-sink reverse osmosis system. Find a WaterTech Dealer today!

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