Cost of Distilled Water versus Bottled Water - Is it Worth It to Own A Water Distiller?
How affordable is distilled water? Or what is the cost of distilled water using your own distiller versus buying at the store?
Buying at the store, first of all, there are a couple things that happen there. First, you don’t have total security in what it says that it says it is. But let’s just say it is totally pure and is distilled water then it is held in a plastic container which is a petroleum product – so you are kind of diluting the effect of distilled water because you are compromising that water to begin with.
Not only that, but that gallon bottle of water in plastic weighs 8.33 pounds. And by the way, before I started drinking my own distilled water I bought it, so if any of you are doing that don’t feel bad about it because I did it myself 27-28 years ago.
Realize several problems with that. One is that you run out of it all the time when you need it and two it is so heavy, if there are 5 of us in the house and we are supposed to be drinking around a gallon of water a day, that’s 5 times 8.33 (what a gallon of water weighs) – so that’s 40- 45 pounds of water I need to be lugging in every day.
Not only that, but the cost of water can be anywhere from, if you are lucky enough to find it, .89 cents or .84 cents per gallon, or in most case it is closer to a dollar. And then it is compromised because it is in plastic.
By the way, if you are buying that, you are better off than drinking the tap water or RO Water (Reverse Osmosis) or filtered water so I’m not going to try to discourage you, but I’m trying to take one more step to encourage you to buy a distiller.
When you drink that distilled water sometimes they put minerals “added for taste.” It’s not because the distilled water tastes bad because initially it has no taste (SEE OUR VIDEO ON TASTE) but later has a taste of sweetness. The reason they say “added for taste” is they are basically adding dirt so you can’t taste the plastic.
You also have to be concerned about the label that is on it – its expiration date. The longer it ha been there the more contaminated it is going to be. You also have a concern about what’s its exposure to sunlight, because the greater the exposure to sunlight you have the more of the petroleum products that are going to be in your water and therefore they need to have more “minerals” for taste (or dirt) so you can’t taste the plastic.
So let’s just say we are talking about an average of one dollar to buy a gallon of bottled water. Now if you buy your distiller, for those people who are accountants, or for those people who count their dollars like I do – or count their cents which is what we are talking about. It’s going to cost you about, anywhere in the United States because prices are going to vary per kilowatt hour, probably .18 to .23 cents per gallon to make.
So you are talking about .23 cents- .24 cents per gallon compared to bottled water at $1.00 per gallon on average – and that’s a great savings that you are going to have. Plus you are going to have control of your product and you have it already there. You are not going to have to lug around these bottles.
If I went for 7 days at 40 pounds per day that is close to 300 pounds to carry around.
And in the winter time, like we are in Minnesota, boy you can slip really easily and you are in big trouble. So that is one of the many reasons why I wanted to get my own distiller. And that’s why I encourage you to get your own. You are going to find out that it is a lot less expensive (in the long run). And if you are a business, give us a call and we can give you figures and you can show your accountant how you are making money by not buying distilled water in bottles but make your own with your own distiller. And you have a greater guarantee of a great product.
Our distillers, by the way when you look at them, can last 20 -40 -60 years – they are stainless steel and most are made in the United States (except Precision which is made in Canada).
By Frank Mendez from WaterDistillers.com, Give us a call at 612-701-7820 for more information.