The 7 Best Water Delivery Services of 2021

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Best Overall: Water.com (Primo Water North America)

"Bottled water brands include Mountain Valley, Polar Sparkling Water, Voss, Fiji, LaCroix, Sparkling Ice, and more."

Best Value: Costco

"Another benefit of being a Costco member: water delivery with exclusive prices."

Best for Same-Day Delivery: Target

"If you plan to order frequently (more than 10 times per year), the annual Shipt membership, which costs around $99, pays for itself."

Best for Service: Culligan Water

"You can forego bottles altogether, and choose to install a filtration system to get clean water straight out of your tap."

Most Sustainable: JUST Water

"It is “bottled” in a recyclable carton made out of paper fromFSC-certified forests and plant-based plastic that maintains the water’s pure taste."

Best for Variety: ReadyRefresh

"They offer widely recognized brands including San Pellegrino, Nestle, Perrier, Acqua Panna, and Deer Park."

Best for Canned Water: Open Water

"Unlike many other major brands, their sparkling water is not shipped from Europe, but is made in the U.S."

Best Overall: Water.com (Primo Water North America)

Water.com

Water.com

Now representing multiple water companies (i.e. Deep Rock, Hinckley Springs, Sparkletts, and Crystal Springs, among others) Primo Water North America carries a very large selection of bottled, still, and sparkling water.

Bottled water brands include Mountain Valley, Polar Sparkling Water, Voss, Fiji, LaCroix, Sparkling Ice, and more. They even offer sterilized, nursery water for infants. Packaged water comes in a variety of sizes, including cases of 24 single-serving cans or bottles or cases of 12 to 24 (0.33-1L) bottles. You can also purchase one and two-and-a-half-gallon bottles for easier storage in pantry or refrigerator, or a three- or five-gallon returnable bottle for an in-home or in-office water dispenser. 

If you are creating an at-home setup for yourself for the first time, a local Route Sales Representative (RSR) will come to your home or office and install your bottled water cooler based on a preferred delivery date and window of time.

After the initial installation, your RSR will deliver every two weeks. If you aren’t home, just leave your empty bottles in a designated spot, and your RSR will swap out the empties for full bottles. Subscription services can be canceled at any time.

Best Value: Costco

Costco

Costco

Another benefit of being a Costco member: water delivery with exclusive prices. To sign up for delivery, choose between a 3- or 5-gallon bottle of spring or purified water, add on a water dispenser (both hot and cold are available), and set up your delivery schedule for your home or office.

You can choose the quantity, start date, and delivery frequency, and make adjustments at any time.

Prices for Costco’s water start at under $7 per bottle for purified water and under $8 per bottle for spring water. But keep in mind, there may be a minimum purchase per delivery. You will also need your Costco member ID number in order to sign up. 

At this time, there is no water delivery service provided for cases of individual water bottles or sparkling water.

Best for Same-Day Delivery: Target

Target

Target

While this may not be the first place you think of when it comes to a water delivery service, Target is a solid option.

You simply go to their website, add the bottled water of your choice to your shopping cart, and follow the prompts for home delivery provided by Shipt's same-day delivery service. (Note, there is a minimum $35 purchase in order to use the delivery service.) 

If you join Shipt as a member, delivery is free. Otherwise, there is about a $10 delivery fee. If you plan to order frequently (more than 10 times per year), the annual Shipt membership costs approximately $99 and pays for itself. Not sure you want to commit to the membership? You can sign up for a free, four-week trial and cancel at any time.

Target’s selection includes a variety of well-known brands such as Fiji, Poland Spring, Voss, Evian, LIFEWTR, Hint, and much more.

Best for Service: Culligan Water

Culligan Water

Culligan Water

Culligan is recognized as an industry leader for water delivery and is more than just a delivery service. The company employs certified water experts, who provide a high level of customer service and resources to make sure you are drinking the cleanest, best-tasting water possible. 

Culligan offers water delivery to your house or business, which can be customized in terms of quantity, frequency, and delivery schedule. Product availability may vary regionally however they generally offer spring water, distilled water, and pure drinking water in a variety of sizes. 

Or, you can forego bottles altogether, and choose to install a filtration system to get clean water straight out of your tap. The company also offers a bottle-free cooler that connects directly to your water line, but in a standalone format. 

To start delivery, you will be given information for your nearest regional dealer or representative and can go from there. Should you have any issues with your water filtration system, Culligan has excellent customer service and offers a mobile service team to provide maintenance and checkups along the way. They can even repair and maintain some non-Culligan systems. 

Wondering if getting a water filtration system is worth the cost? Culligan has an online savings calculator to help you determine your potential savings from softening your water with their systems. Lastly, Culligan offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee and will provide a full refund within 30 days if you aren't happy with their products or services.

Most Sustainable: JUST Water

JUST Water

JUST Water

Founded by Jaden Smith, JUST Water is a mission-driven, B corp certified company committed to giving back more than they take. JUST Water provides boxed, natural, still spring water that is sustainably sourced from Glens Falls, New York. 

Due to the water’s high pH, it is naturally alkaline and has a notable mineral content. It is “bottled” in a recyclable carton made out of paper from FSC-certified forests and plant-based plastic that maintains the water’s pure taste. The carton’s wide neck also makes it easy to refill, so it can serve as a reusable bottle before you recycle it.

If flavored water is your jam, JUST water has a line of still infused fruit waters: They take their natural spring water and infuse it with USDA organic fruit, a dash of essential oil, and some botanical extract.

The company's products contain zero artificial flavors, preservatives, sweeteners, and calories. The infused waters come in lemon, blackberry, mint, and cherry, and are bottled in brightly-colored cartons that correspond with each flavor.

Delivery service is offered with free shipping. Choose from a one-time order, or sign up for a monthly subscription and get a 15% discount.

Best for Variety: ReadyRefresh

Ready Refresh

Ready Refresh

Offering delivery service for a variety of well-known brands. ReadyRefresh features an assortment of spring and sparkling water (both plain and flavored), and large bottles for water dispensers.

The company also sells widely-recognized brands including San Pellegrino, Nestle, Perrier, Acqua Panna, and Deer Park. Bottles for all brands generally come in a variety of sizes including cases of six to 24 individual cans or bottles and large bottles ranging from one to five gallons. Most come in cases of both glass and plastic bottles.

If you sign up for three- or five-gallon bottles designed for water coolers, the empties will be picked up at every delivery. And, if you are interested in trying a water dispenser, but might not want it forever, you can rent one from ReadyRefresh for a small, monthly fee with an option to buy at a later date. 

In order to minimize waste and environmental impact, the bottles are then washed, sanitized, re-used as many times as possible, and eventually recycled. The company states that the majority of containers produced by ReadyRefresh are made from recycled plastic and are BPA free (more information is available on this topic in the FAQ section of their website.)

Once you sign up for delivery, you can access your schedule online and modify the quantity or types of products at any time, skip a delivery, or even add an extra one for more products. Want to arrange delivery for yourself and a family member who lives elsewhere? No problem. You can easily have separate orders delivered to different addresses. 

Note, ReadyRefresh does charge a flat delivery fee which varies based on your location ranging from about $7 to $9.

Best for Canned Water: Open Water

Open Water

Open Water

Launched in 2014, Open Water claims to be the first company to use 100% recyclable aluminum bottles to contain their water, in an effort to reduce the widespread use of plastics.

The company went with aluminum because it is the easiest material to recycle most efficiently and, unlike plastic, can be recycled an infinite number of times. A percentage of each sale goes to repairing damage from plastic pollution.

The product line is simple and basic and includes bottled still water (16oz) and sparkling water (16oz), and most recently, canned water (12 oz). Unlike many other major brands, their sparkling water is not shipped from Europe. Instead, it's made in the U.S. in order to be as sustainable as possible and cut down on shipping emissions.

Open Water is available in select retail outlets around the country, however, online ordering for home delivery is easy, straightforward, and completely free. You can also save 10% by signing up for their four-case subscription service which can be delivered every one to six weeks.

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