Starting a water refilling station is a promising business. Given the right location and marketing, you can earn from Php 30,000 to Php 40,000 a month. Water refilling station business is easy to operate and the whole family can benefit from it.
How to Start a Water Refilling Station Business?
Step 1. Decide if you want to put up your own water refilling station or just acquire a water refilling station franchise. If you have decided to put up your own, proceed to step 2.
Step 2. Make sure to have a business plan. Click here on How to Make a Business Plan.
Step 3. Find a good location. Having your water refilling station business at a good location where foot traffic can flow into your station can be just the thing that can improve sales. Click here on How to find a good location. Situate in places near offices, hotels, schools, banks, hospital and dental clinics, apartment and high-rise buildings, and subdivisions.
Step 4. Find a good water equipments supplier and make a good deal.
Step 5. Register your business. Click here on How to Register your Business.
I. Investment Requirements
Direct Cost (Monthly)
a) Raw Materials
Process (Water filtration and Purification system)
1 unit — Multimedia sediment process
Stage 1 — The water first passes through the 1st stage which makes up of a course gravel that traps solid particles of about 100 micron
Stage 2 — Consists of sand filters that removes sediment of 50 micron ratings
Stage 3 — Consists of fine sand that eliminates solid particles of 25 micron
Stage 4 — Consists of fine clear slit that eliminates solid particles down to 5 micron
2nd unit — Multi media carbon process
Stage 5 — Makes use of a lignite carbon that removes foul taste and odor
Stage 6 — Makes use of bituminous carbon that eliminates yellowish and brownish discoloration brought by inorganic contaminants
Stage 7 — Makes use of granular activated carbon (GAC) as the last multi media carbon stage. This stage is where the water undergoes longer contact time with the carbon to eliminate other contaminants that might cause foul smell or taste
3rd unit — Water conditioning and softening process
Stage 8 — Makes use of resin beads that attract mineral contents that convert hard water to soft water
Stage 9 — Makes use of ion exchange beads to condition water by extracting the organic and inorganic chemicals present in the water
Stage 10 — Makes use of another carbon that eliminates any ferrous iron (dissolved iron) in water
Stage 11 — Makes use of fine gravel that serves as a sieve which eliminates any residue that might come out during regeneration time. This is a cleansing agent.
4th unit — Ultra micron process
Stage 12 — Consists of a one (1) big blue housing that includes 1 micron cartridge that eliminates any microscopic residue that might go to the reverse osmosis membrane. This stage stands as a protection for the membrane against premature clogging
5th unit — Reverse osmosis
Stage 13 — It is the most important system in any water filtration and purification process. This makes use of a reverse osmosis equipment which has semi-permeable membrane that only allows pure water to pass through and pushes the unpure water out of the system to the reverse side or the reject drain line.
6th unit — Polishing process
Stage 14 — Includes one (1) big blue housing that consists of a carbon cartridge that serves as a polishing stage to make the water crystal clear and shiny
7th unit — Anti-microbial process
Stage 15 — This stage eliminates cyst micro organism that has a micron rating of 1 and has a very thick cell wall where UV light sometimes cannot penetrate; however a micron rating of 0.5 will eliminate such kind of micro organisms. Cyst causes diarrhea and gastro enteritis.
8th unit — Water sterilization process
Stage 16 — This last and final stage is the second most important system in a water filtration and purification system. This is the stage that kills all microorganisms and other diseases causing bacteria from infiltrating into the product water, thereby assuring a safe and pure water.
II. Pricing and Costing
a) for a 5- gallon with pet bottle
b) for a 5- gallon refill only
III. Estimated Sales for One Month
1. Make your water refilling station visually attractive from the inside and welcoming from the outside.
2. Make your business name clear and well defined. Your signage should be clear and visible from a distance.
3. Ensure that the surroundings of the water refilling station area are clean.