Steps to Starting a Water Refilling Station Business in the Philippines

Updated: March 29, 2019

One of the most popular types of business in the Philippines is a water refilling station. I’ve talked to several people and a handful of them want this kind of business.

Indeed, the water refilling business is among the top ventures Pinoys choose today. And if you’re among those who’s been planning to put one also, then below are the basic steps you can follow.

Water Refilling Business Step-by-Step

If you’re going to ask some water refilling station owners, they will tell you how easy it is to start this kind of business. And there are two options, get a franchise or put up your own. Each choice has their own advantages and disadvantages, but none is necessarily better than the other.

Step 1
First of all, you need to find a reliable supplier of water refilling machines. Make sure to get their price list so that you can compare them for the best option.

Also, you can ask for feasibility studies they’ve conducted to determine the total cost needed in putting up your own water refilling station. At present, water refilling station business franchise fees range between 80,000 to 350,000 pesos.

Step 2
Negotiate with suppliers or franchisers. Have the courage to ask for special discounts and make sure to understand the after-sales agreements including warranty and maintenance.

However, do not compromise quality for cheaper equipment. Remember, it will cost you more when you need to replace a malfunctioning machine.

Step 3
After getting your equipment, find a good location to put up your water refilling business. Usually, the required total area is 20 to 25 square meters.

Many water refilling stations are located in the owners’ house. So if you are in a subdivision, you can also use your house for more convenience.

Step 4
For final negotiations, contact your equipment supplier to help you create a layout for your water station. But allow them to evaluate your location first so that they can provide you the appropriate layout.

Step 5
Suppliers usually ask for down payment prior to delivering the machines. In two to three weeks, the assembly is completed. Don’t forget to ask your receipt when you pay your down payment.

Step 6
Once you settle everything with your supplier, it’s time to construct your water refilling station. It will take more or less a month to finish as it will include digging the water source you will be using.

Let your supplier visit the construction site to guide your contractor as they build the refilling station. Check if the layout is being followed including the pipe lines, drainage, and washing area.

You can also prepare you business permit as you wait for the construction to finish.

Step 7
Go to your local DTI branch to process your business permit application. Bring your barangay clearance, residence certificate, and other required documents.

Also, prepare 5 to 10 business names to ensure you’ll be processed in one day.

Step 8
When you successfully processed your business registration, the next step is to visit the municipal office for your Mayor’s permit. Usually, this process will take two to three weeks.

Bring your physical, bacteriological, and chemical test as well as the electrical and building plan.

Step 9
Now, you need to process another document at the Bureau of Internal Revenue. Fill up the Form 0506 that will be given to you and pay the amount asked. Keep printed receipts for future reference.

Step 10
So you have settled your permits. Now you need to focus on your supplies such as sanitizer soap, heat gun, water containers, and other necessary items. It’s also important to secure your signage and stickers for your brand.

Step 11
If your water refilling station is completely ready, you can contact your supplier to install the equipment. Installation can be done in one to two days.

Step 12
Dry run your machines to ensure they are working properly before you finally open your water station. In addition, secure your water sample and let the local DOH staff to test your product prior to selling them.

Step 13
Once you get good result for the water analysis, you are now an official water refill-er in your area. But in case you fail the test, let your supplier check the equipment again and identify the problem.

Quick Tips to Successful Business Operation

Since water refilling station business is everywhere, competition is tough. In that case, you need to know how to stand out from your competitors.

One of the most effective marketing strategies for water refilling stations is distributing flyers to customers.

Once they are satisfied with your products and service, they will spread your business name within your area. From your neighborhood to schools, you can provide quality water refill at more affordable cost. The more people who know your service the more chances of getting customers.

Another tip is to offer 24/7 water refilling service. If people can count on you especially during emergencies, they will choose you in the long run.

Always be friendly with your customers. Fast delivery also attracts customers. And with proven technology, rest assured that they will trust you for their daily water needs.

For ROI, you can get your capital back after 6 months of operation. The types of water you can sell include mineral water, purified water, alkaline water, and PI water. Selling price will depend on the water product you intend to sell and the market price in your location.

That’s it! I hope you found these steps helpful in starting your own water refilling station business. If you need guidance and you have the budget, consider getting a franchise instead to lessen your steps.

Are you a water refilling station business owner? If so, then please share more tips below in the comments section. Thanks.

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  1. Pwede din maadd… Maganda kung makakakuha ka ng kakontra na offices and condos. Pwede mo sila pahiramin ng water dispenser para sayo lang sila pwede kumuha ng tubig. Malaking tulong yan sa business.

  2. Mineral water business is the most potential. Everybody’s day to day needs. But here is also very tight competition. We must always keep the source and means of marketing.

  3. Hello! This is Nica from Livingwater System Inc., for faster and better coordination or if you want to book for our free Water Refilling Station Business Seminar, kindly send me the following details.
    Complete Name:
    Email Address: and,
    Target Location:
    Or you may reached me at 09186137888.
    Thank you and have a nice day!

  4. Water Station Business Package at P65k
    (Price may change without prior notice)
    Have your own water refilling business!
    Unlimited Source of Income!
    Unlimited Source of Healthy Living!
    4 units of Alkaline Water Filter
    2 pcs Blue Filters (Sediment and Carbon)
    5 pcs gallons with faucet
    5 pcs round gallons
    Certification of DOH, NSF amd FDA
    1 tarpaulin for marketing purposes
    1 heat gun
    100 pcs container seals
    100 pcs 350ml bottles
    Extra fitting hose and tube

    Why choose us?
    ✔Lifetime Service Warranty
    ✔ With Marketing Support
    ✔No need electricity
    ✔ Less Maintenance
    ✔Easy to install
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    ✔ Minimal space needed
    ✔ No big tanks needed.
    ✔ Less water consumption
    ✔Can be Home-based
    Water Station Business Package
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  5. What is the best source of water a deep well (pipe) or well (lusob) w/ tunnel for a water refilling station? Planning to start this business.

  6. Sa mga may water refill business na, magkano po ang basic rate nyo s mga delivery boy/driver?thanks

  7. Gusto magkaroon ng ganitong business, Peru Wala pa along budget Pano ba mag start?

  8. Hi there, im interested can u send me the quotation kung magkanu aabutin lahat? Please do email me at desirie_nepangue@y.c thank you

  9. Hi! in month now i will be opening my water refilling station. but, before i start with everything i need someone to educate me more or orient me with the business.

  10. Selecting employees and training them to properly operate the machines are essential to the success of your water refilling business.

  11. Interesado po ako magtayo ng ganitong negosyo puede pong pakisend ng kumpletong detalye.

  12. Im ineterestes in putting a business please help me to start may I know the full details of franchising your products

  13. Interested here. kindly notify me thru my email. salamat
    any company na mag e complito nang manga gamit welcome sa akin.usap tayo.

  14. I am interested kindly please send all information and details thru my email add: and also catalouge thanks and best regards
    Note: Living water and Oliver

  15. I’m interested on this business can you send me all information and details thru my email add

  16. do u have any seminars regarding this one.. how about san fernando pamp do u have branches

  17. how much u pay on water district if u using there water to the business for water station

  18. Hi, me and my wife is interested to make a water refilling business in the Philippines, we do not want to franchise as we want to name our business ourselves. I have been trying to look for equipment suppliers but since we live here in United States it is kind of hard for me to get some results based in the Philippines. Can someone able to show me links of companies that offers equipments for water filtration. I am looking for an all in one system like a 11 stage Reverse Osmosis filtration with Alkaline. Also the supplier I am looking for should also carry and offers an equipment for water softeners as we wanted to only offer the best type of filtered clean water we can offer to the publi. Like in our house we have a water softener that uses salt to soften the water followed by 3 stage whole house water filter and under our sink where we get our drinking water we have a 11-stage RO system which includes a alkaline filter and a Ultraviolet light that kills bacteria and germs. The results are great, it is tested by a health department in which it gets a nice pH level of 8.8 and have the minerals our body need and also it still taste great and not bitter at all and so we wanted to offer the public the same and so the reason of why i am looking for such equipment supplier that offers those. Thanks for anyone who can give me an input. Please email me @

  19. Inquiry po regarding water refilling station business.pwede po ba magpa install sa loob ng compound ng bahay gamit ang nawasa source ng tubig.tnx po

  20. Good day to all,

    I am interested in starting this business. If anyone can send me their package offers @ , I would really appreciate it.

    Thank you in advance!

  21. Im interested please contact me 09153 154 487
    Location Bataraza, Palawan

    Send me quotation and package offer

  22. i plan to start water business, pls help me where i can get equipment supplies, at magkano ang equipment, disadvantage at advantage ng francise at di francise,

  23. I am interested in putting up a water refilling station . Please help me ….

  24. Interested po.. But wlang idea how to start the business.. And kung mas better ang franchising than having my own.. Any advice po sna.. Tanx

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