How Much Are You Spending On Bottled Water?


Since the advent of pure water in Nigeria, we have been inundated with all kinds of water in various shapes and sizes. Various organizations ranging from Nigerian Bottling Company, UAC and a whole list of others have commenced production of water in bottled form.

I don’t know if you agree with me but water is becoming expensive. So, I asked a couple of friends how much they spend during lunch breaks on bottled water and the result was astounding. The minimum amount for a small sized bottle is N50 while the big bottle sells for N150. At social events, it’s a mix of pure and bottled water that is served to guests.

While individuals may have various reasons for buying bottled water, there are cheaper ways of drinking healthy water without depleting your wallet.

Boiling Water – if you have access to water from the Water Corporation within your compound, you can either decide to boil it or drink it straight from the tap. Let’s face it – the bottled waters that are sold out there are obtained from the Water Corporation source. Hey! What’s good for the goose is also good for the gander. Also, bear in mind that there are a lot of recycled bottled waters from unknown sources bearing the names of reputable organizations.

Filter your water before drinking – you can buy the latest range of water filtering machines being sold by various companies if you desire a safer way to drink water.

Recycle your plastic bottles by using the bottles to package drinking water to the office, or store it in the fridge at home so that you do not have to bother about drinking bottles. You may also decide to use it to keep loose change around the house, which can be used as petty cash for small item purchases around the house.

3 thoughts on “How Much Are You Spending On Bottled Water?

  1. Matt says:

    Its interesting seeing an international perspective on this, bottled water is everywhere and in North America half the time its the exact same water that comes out of the taps. It seems like such a waste and a sham to put the water into a bottle and sell it for a lot of money!

    I try to avoid bottled water and use filtered tap water wherever possible.

    Great post!

  2. dong says:

    The “bottled” water in my fridge is all from the tap. I do appreciate the convenience of being able to pick up water when I’m out an about. My parents always keep water in their car – so they’re a step ahead of me.

  3. Bubbles says:

    There’s also the option of treating water. We use Water Guard in our home. I was never big on bottled water. Even the so called ‘pure water’ seems to me to be nothing more than bore hole water.

    Nice blog.

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