Most agree that tap water isn't always the best tasting or most healthy water option around. Still, most are content to get all their drinking water straight from their sink. So, why the disconnect between what we would prefer and what we actually get? For some, the default is to do things the way they've always been done. For others, they would rather not pay extra for something perceived to be free.
Home water delivery is an excellent option for those wanting to improve their quality of drinking water. Water delivery for your home doesn't have to be expensive though. In fact, it can be an incredibly affordable way to provide high-quality water to your household. The benefits of drinking quality water greatly outweigh the additional cost of home water delivery. Here we will compare costs of home water delivery options.
Home Water Delivery Prices
When it comes to choosing the best home water delivery system, water containers will typically come in 3 and 5-gallon bottles, as well as cases of water bottles in sizes ranging from .5 liters to 1 gallon. Your drinking water usage needs will determine how many gallons get delivered to your home each month. An affordable water delivery service will typically charge anywhere from $25 to $50 a month depending on how much water is ordered. Monthly service agreements often include delivery and pick-up of old 3 and 5-gallon water bottles along with monthly water dispenser rentals. Below is an example of our most popular delivery service plan.
3- 5 gallon bottles plus a ceramic dispenser with stand - $28.94 month + tax and $2.99 delivery charge.
Tap Water and Bottled Water
It's no surprise that the cost of a gallon of tap water is a fraction of the costs listed above. But, like most things in life, you get what you pay for and water is no different. Saving dollars each month may seem like the financially responsible move but is it the healthiest? Tap water comes from many sources such as wells, lakes and basins and is often filtered and treated with chemicals like chlorine to kill harmful microorganisms. It may also have other chemicals, like synthetic fluoride, added to it.
Those looking for a higher quality of water often seek bottled water as an upgrade to tap. While it's true that the water from reputable bottled water companies can be great, the problem of price and waste arises. The use of disposable single-use water bottles increases the amount of plastic waste in our environment. In addition, single-use water bottles can cost 300 times more per gallon compared to tap water.
A Better Solution
With all of the potential options, we find that home water delivery in 3 and 5 gallon bottles is the most affordable, environmentally conscious and health conscious choice your family can make. Although not the cheapest option, water delivery to your home still isn't very expensive and the 3 and 5-gallon water containers reduce the amount of waste created. 3 and 5-gallon water bottles are cleaned and refilled offsite so that nothing gets thrown away. At Eldorado Natural Spring Water, we take it one step further with our dedication to the environment. Case product in .5 liters, 24 ounce and 1 liters are all made using 100% post consumer recycled plastic.
Dedicated to our local community and the environment, Eldorado provides affordable, award-winning spring water delivery service throughout the state of Colorado. Learn more about what makes our water unique.