An Everpure H300 Water Filter Cost Analysis [Save Money on Drinking Water!]
Homeowners need to juggle costs associated with a myriad of expenses. The monthly cable; the monthly electric and gas, and other utilities. Insurance and other premiums. Food, and, of course, as a consumable, water.
Water probably lies low on the list of priorities for expense cutting because no matter where you are in the country, water is relatively affordable, if not overtly cheap. Even in areas where water consumption is limited at certain times of the year, it would be slightly misleading to say that it is expensive. The thing about this is that many consumers choose to drink bottled water instead of tap water because they believe it is safer, and they ignore the cost. But what if you could get the same (or far better, as the case may be) quality water at a much lower cost?
Objectively, water is either never or almost never categorically expensive. However, if you’re actually serious about streamlining your expenses, you might be surprised at how much saving on personal water consumption may be able to save you.
By the end of this post, you’ll have concrete figures on just how much money you may be able to save using an H300 water filter system. Though, we’re confident that if you apply these same calculations, you can save using many of our other water filter systems as well.
How Much Water Does an Adult Human Need?
In order to complete realistic calculations about water costs, let’s just set some framework.
For the purposes of this calculation, we are going to assume that this water will only be used for hydration, and not for any other purpose. We’re also going to assume that we’re working with a family of two - an adult male and female.
According to the United States National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the average adult male requires 3.7 liters of water per day in order to stay hydrated, whereas the average adult female requires 2.7 liters. Since we’ll be calculating these costs according to the capabilities of an Everpure H300 Filter System, we need to convert these to gallons.
Such a household requires 6.4 liters of water per day for personal hydration purposes, and at 3.79 liters per gallon, that equates to 1.69 gallons per day.
This also means that the same household requires 11.83 gallons of water per week and about 617 gallons per year.
Assuming the accuracy of these average figures we can proceed with analysis between the cost of purchasing bottled water vs. the cost of implementing an Everpure H300 filter system.
How Much Does That Cost?
Assuming that this household requires 11.83 gallons of water per week or 617 gallons per year, we can project some calculations associated with the average costs of bottled water and then compare it to the lower costs of using Everpure water filtration systems.
Right now, on Instacart, you can get a 40 pack of 16.9-ounce bottles of Poland Spring branded bottled water for $7.20. Just to keep the comparison faithful to the resource alone, we will omit any relevant shipping costs.
That 40 pack of bottled water contains, in total, 676 ounces, and at 128 ounces per gallon, it contains, in total, 5.28 gallons. The unit cost per gallon is then $1.36.
We can calculate that, at this price, it would cost $16.13 to keep the family in this hypothetical scenario hydrated for one week, and $839.12 to keep the same family hydrated for a year. This accounts only for the cost of the bottled water, and not for the costs of shipping or of gas.
Let’s compare these figures to the costs of keeping the same family hydrated using an Everpure H300 filter system.
By the Numbers: Saving with an H300 Water Filter System
Because we omitted the cost of shipping and gas from the above calculations to determine the unit cost of water, we will also negate the cost of installing an Everpure H300 filter system, since it is fixed. We will instead focus only on the variable, unit cost of water.
The cost of one Everpure H300 filter on our website is $65, but if you buy them in bundles of 3, your unit cost drops to $63 each. Each Everpure H300 filter is capable of filtering the impurities from 300 gallons of water.
There are several models that are used to determine the cost of water for households throughout the country. There are increasing and declining block rates, seasonal and drought rates, and budget-based rates. Some homeowners with wells do not pay for water directly, only for treatments used and the electricity required to pump water to the surface.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, following a water-budget-based rate, the cost per thousand gallons is fairly close to $1.50 - although this is subject to fluctuation and other factors, we will use it for the purposes of these calculations. This gives a unit price per gallon of 1 and a half cents per gallon. All we have to do now is amortize the cost of the filter itself across the 300 gallons it will be able to filter.
Given an Everpure H300’s ability to filter 300 gallons, it will cost about 21 cents per gallon. Add in the additional cent and a half, rounding up for sanity, and it costs about 23 cents per gallon to implement an H300 filter system.
This means that it would then also cost $2.72 in water per week to keep the same family hydrated or about $141.91 per year.
In summary, using the same average figures for comparison, it would cost this hypothetical model family over $839 per year to stay hydrated by using bottled water and less than $142 to keep hydrated with an Everpure H300 filter system.
We trust you can do the rest of the math.
Value You Can Measure
It’s not also possible that an Everpure H300 filter system can save you money on water usage. An H300 system will also remove impurities such as:
- Lead, oxidized iron, and manganese
- Asbestos fibers
- Certain microbial cysts, such as those of Giardia and Cryptosporidium
- Mold, algae, dirt, and cloudiness
- And more