It is expensive to build infrastructure, like water treatment plants and
pipes, but they transport and treat millions of gallons of water per
day. For the consumer, water is a great bargain! For the price of one
bottle of name brand drinking water, you could fill that same bottle
every day for about 13 years with tap water. What a deal!
How does water compare to other beverages?
We put thousands of gallons of
water on our lawns (and sometimes waste water by letting it fall on
driveways and sidewalks), but we certainly wouldn't do that with other
The cost of 10 gallons of liquid -
Water $ .05
Iced Tea $13.00
Fruit Drink $11.00