Saving money on water isn’t something that we think about often but we definitely should. Most of us that are water fanatics spend entirely too much money on water. A case of brand name bottled water such as Dasani usually runs for around $4 or $5. If you figure in the fact that you’ll probably drink around 4 or 5 bottles of water a day (if not more), you’re spending around $10 a week on water. That’s over $300 a year on something that should be free.
With all of this being said, we’re ready to give you some money saving tips in regards to how you can start saving money on water. Some of them are obvious but it’s often the most simple and obvious of things that work the best. Ready to get started? Great! Take a look at the money saving tips below! You’re going to absolutely love these!
Buy A Filter
This is the most obvious tip on the list when it comes to saving money on water. Most people go with something heavily advertised such as a Brita or PUR water filter but you should definitely research all of your options. Notice how we said to buy a filter? It could be in the form of a water pitcher that goes in your fridge or it could be a screw on water filter for the faucet on your sink. Get what works best for you and don’t be afraid to explore your options!
Go Off Brand
We’re not going to support any single store or chain for this tip but we’ll give you a general example. Why pay $4 or $5 for Dasani when you can buy Great Value brand water for $2 or $3? Not to mention the fact that most off brand cases of water are something like 32 bottles instead of 24! Sure, it may taste different to you at first but don’t let your mind play tricks on you. For the most part, bottled water is bottled water any which way that you look at it.
The last tip on our saving money on water list is to just tap it. What do we mean by this? Well, think of it this way. You already have to pay a water bill in order to be able to use the bathroom (unless you live in the Viking era), take showers, brush your teeth, and even cook. Why spend extra money just for the ability to drink the water that you already pay for? Now, we won’t get ahead of ourselves. We realize that tap water doesn’t taste the greatest at times but you can try icing it for better flavor or simply using water flavoring. We absolutely love Mio products!
Consider this kind of a bonus tip. If you decide to buy a filter or go the tap water route, you can still enjoy your Aquafina, Dasani, or even Fiji water from time to time. Just keep your eye out for coupons in the local sales papers and here on the site. You may just find out that you can treat yourself to your favorite bottled water here and there but you don’t have to do it 7 days a week. That is, if you want to save money on bottled water but still stay hydrated!
Do you know a better way to save money on water? If so, let us know!