In a recent ConvergEx study, it was found that consumers, on average, are willing to pay 300 times more for water that is bottled versus tap water! The average cost of bottled water, according to the study, is $1.22 per gallon, 300 times the cost of a gallon of tap water, which is about $0.004 -$0.0007, according to the National Utility Services survey of the United States.
However, most consumers are willing to pay up to 2,000 times the cost of tap water for bottled water!
About two-thirds of all bottled water sold in the United States is sold in 16.9 oz. bottles for $1.00 per bottle, which averages to $7.57 per gallon of bottled water.
What if we paid 2,000 times for everyday groceries? That would be like paying:
- $3,720 for a dozen large eggs (current price: $1.86 per dozen)
- $4,040 for a Grande Coffee from Starbucks (current price: $2.02 for one Grande)
- $4,400 for 1 loaf of white bread (current price: $2.20 for one loaf)
- $7,000 for 1 gallon of milk (current price: $3.50 per gallon)
For comparison, buying a machine-washable, reusable water bottle costs about $20. And some can last up to 10 years – just saying.
All grocery prices are from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Experts are beginning to find increasing evidence of a link between drinking bottled water and tooth decay in young children, according to Newsday.
If your company is like most, you provide a source of hydration to your employees with water bottles. Plastic water bottles typically just seem like the easier, more convenient option for staying cool and quenched during the workday.
Your employees trust that you are providing them with safe working conditions each and every time they come into the office. As a business owner or office manager, you may strive to do this by implementing safety regulations and updating your facility often. However, if you are only offering tap water as a source of hydration for your workers, could you be putting them at risk?
You’re committed to providing the safest working environment possible to your employees. For this reason, you offer purified bottled water so they can stay hydrated throughout the workday. After all, bottled water is safer than tap water, right?
As a doctor, you have many responsibilities to adhere to on a daily basis. There might be little downtime, and the smallest disruptions can send appointments off schedule. While you may have originally thought installing jug water coolers in the workplace was a wise decision, you likely never considered how much room those extra jugs take up and how often they need to be replaced. Finding appropriate storage and assigning professionals to switch out empty containers for new ones wastes time, space and resources. When you want to make a true impact on your work environment, consider point-of-use water dispensers for your waiting room and employee areas.
Everyone knows that drinking water is vital for a healthy body and mind, but just how much does this natural hydration choice help our bodies? According to a new study published in the Appetite Journal, drinking water with meals could be one of the easiest ways to avoid obesity.
When attempting to follow a healthy lifestyle, many people increase the amount of water they consume daily. However, recent reports suggest that the liquid that flows from the faucet may not be as pure as many think.
Parents are always concerned about their children’s health. Many adults monitor what their kids eat, remove sugary foods from their homes and require their children to drink water instead of soda. However, recent research may persuade families to reduce their consumption of bottled water.
In recent years, there has been an increase in environmental awareness among Americans. Clean energy is a serious topic, going green at work is becoming a more popular initiative, and it’s no longer hip to drive a large SUV down the street to pick up groceries when more efficient hybrids are now mainstream. This trend is seeping into government; consider Concord, Massachusetts, where it’s now illegal to purchase plastic water bottles. Maybe there’s finally something good spreading in the water?