Do you know what your bottled drinking water contains? Look closely at the label of these bottles for description. These bottled drinking water have 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. There are 2 problems with these bottles:
- Cost of water
- Plastic pollution created from the empty 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***! And if you have a bigger family these numbers will only multiply!
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 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 1/10th the filter's capacity (5 gallons a day), you 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 costs:
=> 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 < $0.071 for 1 gallon
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