What Do YOU Spend on *Bottled Water?
If you and your family rely on bottled water for all your drinking and cooking, you might be lugging home 2-5 cases per week!
Here is a cost *comparison:
Cases of 24 bottles @ .5L each*
2 cases per week $598 / year
3 cases per week $897 / year
4 cases per week $1196 / year
5 cases per week $1495 / year
*These were the parameters of our informal study:
For equal comparison, a "case" is defined as 24 bottles at .5 liter (500 mL) each. Case sizes and bottle sizes vary greatly across brands.
"Cases per week" represents usage by a family of 4, consuming 2-4 bottles per person per day (that's 56-112 bottles per week), which is 2.3 to 4.6 cases per week, hence the comparison of 2-5 cases per week.
Dollar amounts represent average prices of national brands shopped at multiple retail outlets in northeast Florida (during September 2014). Six national brands (from $4.29 to $6.99 per case) were averaged together and multiplied by the number of cases per week. Your results may vary.
The bottom line: a home distiller will “pay for itself”
with savings from bottled water purchases,
depending on your usage.