January 27, 2015

Drinking Water in the Philippines

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    Bottled water

    Getting drinking water supply is not difficult and keeping stocks of it at home is very common in the Philippines. Since drinking tap water is not recommended, bottled water is usually purchased at supermarkets and convenience stores. A lot of brands sell in different sizes.

    Here are the popular brands in the Philippines:

    wilkinsWilkins (soft water)
    16 pesos / 500ml
    No.1 in the reviews!
    vivaVIVA! (hard water)
    11 pesos / 500ml
    Affordable mineral water
    sm bonusSM BONUS (soft water)
    8 pesos / 500ml
    For cost-sensitive
    absoluteAbsolute (soft water)
    11.95 pesos / 500ml
    Distilled water at a reasonable price
    summitSUMMIT (soft water)
    13 pesos / 500ml
    Similar to the taste of Japan in water
    evianevian (hard water)
    51 pesos / 500ml
    Offers natural mineral water

    You can refer below for the prices by its size:


    · 330ml / 11 pesos
    · 500ml / 16 pesos
    · 1L / 25 pesos
    · 6L / 81 pesos
    · 5GL (about 19L) / 153 pesos

    Water dispenser

    Water dispensers are commonly used at home and office. These are usually sold in shopping centers such as ACE Hardware or Handyman. Getting hot or cold water is easier through a water dispenser.

    dispenser 1 dispenser 2

    Water delivery service

    Water delivery service is also a popular choice to get drinking water. It doesn’t only offer convenience, but also affordability. Instead of buying another gallon of water for your dispenser, you can just call your water supplier and have a refilled container delivered at your doorstep.

    Here’s what you can find inside the water refill and delivery stations (courtesy of Therapure)

    therapure 1Large tank of water used for filtering therapure 2The containers are washed firmly using detergent
    therapure 3Waiting for the containers to fill up thereapure 4Making sure that the containers are secured and sealed tightly

    Unit G8 Asian Mansion II Condominium, Nieva cor. Dela Rosa St.,
    Legaspi Village, Makati
    TEL 028873743
    Rate: First container 300 pesos/5 gallon of water bottle; refill is 50 pesos only

    A. Bonifacio St. corner Apolinario St, Barangay Bangkal, Mikati
    TEL: 028848805

    TEL: 028953485 (Makati)
    027847300 (other than Makati)

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