Water Filters VS Bottled Water
Cost Comparison of Water Filters and Bottled Water
Below is the estimated calculation:
Average price of tap water in US per gallon: $0.0015 ~ $0.003
Average person drinks 8 cups of water each day (ie, 2000ml)
Consumption of water for a person in 10 years: 2000ml / 3785 ml per gallon x 365 x 10 = 1928.7 gallon
Cost of Reverse Osmosis filtered water in 10 years (Assume RO cost and installation – $400; 7gallons of tap water generates 1 gallons of clean water; RO filters and maintenance – $1000): $400 + $0.003 x 1928.7gallon x 7 + $1000 = $1406 <
Cost of 1928.7 gallons of bottled water: $1929The calculation was drawing various assumptions, and we tried to ceiling the calculations to the larger values for comparison, in real situation it is most likely for the cost of home water be less than $1406 for 10 years. Here we also presumed the intake of one person, and the more family members the household has, the more water will be consumed, and the cheaper will be the system is. Logically it makes perfect sense that bottled water is more expensive than home drinking water, because an additional container has to be packed to fill the clean water for sale. And nearly 95% cost of the bottled water goes to the bottle, lid, and transportation, but not the water. But don’t we always love to see actual figures of how much could we save?
Bottled water is never environmental friendly
Water in the bottle
Wonder why bottled water has an expiry date? When water is filled in a enclosed plastic container for a long period of time, some chemicals such as Pthylate will be immense into the water, and they subsequently could go into human bodies upon drinking. Now you see even the most expensive filtered bottled water is not as save as it is!
Statement of FDA
Quoted from FDA (Food and Drug Administration of United States), the association which regulates bottled water, stated that
Companies that market bottled water as being safer than tap water are defrauding the American public.
Bottled water ruins our future, so, stay away from them where necessary! Home water filters are the alternative solution to high quality water which is more convenient and a cheaper investment.
Learn more about how bottled water ruins our lives.