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The surprising difference in costs between tap water and bottled water in Portugal – Green Savers

The surprising difference in costs between tap water and bottled water in Portugal – Green Savers

a SelectraThe energy tariff specialist reveals some data on the costs of bottled water compared to tap water in Portugal, highlighting the economic and environmental advantages of choosing tap water. In this sense, he explained in a statement, a liter of tap water costs, on average, only 0.0017 euros, making it up to 99% cheaper than bottled water.

According to the same source, and according to the Water and Waste Services Regulatory Authority (ERSAR), “the percentage of potable water in mainland Portugal is 98.96%, which is a value considered excellent.” Best of all: It's an affordable alternative to bottled water.

Tap water: A surprisingly economical option

According to our data, tap water in Portugal is incredibly economical. One litre
Tap water costs, on average, just €0.0017, making it up to 99% cheaper than bottled water. This discrepancy in costs is notable, especially when we take into account the average household's water consumption throughout the year.

And tips for saving water?

Daily activities and water leaks can increase our water consumption if we do not take precautions and awareness, so here are some tips that will allow a noticeable difference in reducing water consumption.

– Use washing machines at maximum capacity

Choose economy programs for washing machines and dishwashers, and use them only when needed
Completely full.

– Avoid pre-wash programmes

Unless the items are visibly dirty, it is not necessary to pre-wash your clothes and dishes
Regular washing programs are powerful enough to leave items clean and stain-free.

-Be careful when cleaning the toilet

Did you know that a simple flush of water in the toilet can use 10 to 15 liters of water? this means
That at the end of the day you have probably spent around 100 liters on this very mundane task, a value very close to the global average daily water consumption.

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– Installing humidity sensors in automatic irrigation systems

An automatic garden irrigation system can be an excellent ally in saving your bills.
But it must be used correctly.

– Tight control of expenses

Finally, manage your meter readings closely, so you can control…
Consumption data and the value of your monthly bills