While I think that drinking water is a great way to save money that can make you over $1000 richer each year, this only works if you are not purchasing the water. As I have written before, there really is no reason to purchase bottled water since it’s a waste of money for the vast majority of people. You can imagine my surprise when I came across a water store. That’s correct. It is a store that sells only water.
I currently live in the heart of Silicon Valley where rents for stores is quite high compared to most other areas in the US, yet this store can survive selling only water. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get good photos of the inside because the person working didn’t want me taking photos.
Basically the store is set up where you can fill up gallon, 5 gallon or 10 gallon jugs with a variety of different types of water they have for sale. Think of it as designer water where it is all still water, but purportedly comes from different places across the US and the world. For this you can pay anywhere from $0.25 to over $5 per gallon. A pretty good business model when you can get the same stuff for practically free from your tap.