Bottled Water vs. Alkaline Water: How Much Are You Paying?
How much money would you be willing to spend for the convenience of a bottle of water that does not necessarily contains any minerals that could benefit your body? How much would you be willing to risk your health to continue drinking bottled water? The cost of bottled water might not seem like much when you look at it on a daily basis, but what about the cost to your health? What about the dent in your wallet paying for bottled water makes over time?
We’re encouraged to drink 8 cups of water everyday at 8 ounces per cup. But these days, medical practitioners have increased that number to around 9 cups per day for women and 13 cups per day for men. Roughly, we’re advised to consume ½ a gallon of water every day. These numbers vary with age, level of activity, gender and environment but an average person needs to consume about 10 gallons of water per week.
Now, let’s compare the cost of bottled water versus alkaline water. Generally bottled water cost 2 dollars each, and a consumer will spend 130 to 780 dollars on bottled water per year, depending on whether it is delivered or if the consumer hauls the water himself. 130 dollars doesn’t seem that bad for an entire year’s worth of water considering that it’s convenient and clean, but what about over a longer period of time, like 40 years?
Over 40 years, the consumer will spend between 5,200 and 31,200 dollars on bottled water. Think about what you could buy with 5,200 dollars, or 31,200 dollars! You could buy a car just by saving the money you spent on bottled water over 40 years.
So, how exactly do we save our money from spending unnecessarily on bottled water? Well, we can buy water filter to filter water from the tap so that we can get alkaline water instead. Generally, the price for filtered water can vary, depending on the type of filtered water system that you use.
You could spend 93 dollars on a plastic faucet mount, 150 on a pour-through pitcher, 330 on an alkaline system, 406 on Distillation, or 600 on a mid-range Reverse Osmosis system. It seems like a lot when you hit beyond 150 dollars, but over a long period of time, the initial cost is absolutely worth it.
330 dollars spent on an alkaline system doesn’t seem like much when you compare it to the cost of the system over 40 years at only 1,730 dollars. That means you spend only 1,400 dollars over 39 years on your water supply. That’s more than 3,000 dollars less than the cheapest bottled water you can find in the market.
Overall, alkaline water systems is not cheaper than bottled water but they are healthier too as alkaline water takes out impurities like chlorine and many other harmful substance from the water, leaving you with good tasting water that benefits your health.
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