How Much Water Do I Need?
Generally, a typical family of three to four people will consume an average of 3 to 4 of our 5-gallon bottles per month. Seasonality plays a role, so that during the winter and summer, water consumption tends to increase somewhat, while in the early spring and late fall, it tends to go down. Uses beyond just drinking, such as cooking, feeding pets, and making coffee can also add to your monthly water consumption. For commercial customers, we generally recommend a 5-gallon bottle for every two employees. Once your staff exceeds 12 people or so, we also recommend a second cooler as well.
Every four weeks, we typically deliver as many bottles as the customer leaves out to be replaced. In the spring we sometimes leave an extra bottle, and in the fall we sometimes don’t replace every one of them. But you should never worry about running out of water. All of our Route Service Representatives are trained to make accurate estimates of your water needs, and over time, we’ll have a documented history of your water use by which we manage your needs. We can easily adjust your inventory so you never run out of water, even if we have to make a special delivery to meet your needs.