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How to start RO Water Plant Business

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How to start RO Water Plant Business

Friends, you have often seen that small trucks laden with water containers run on the streets. Their work is to carry water jars or cans to shops and homes. In this post, we will read How to Start Ro Water Plants Business.
It is a fast-spreading business, i.e., many people are trying out in this business and starting it by putting their capital.
I have done jobs outside of Delhi, Chennai, Indore, Ghaziabad and so forth, have bought water only. If you do not know about this business, then let me know a little bit.

In the business of Water Plant:

  • You place an RO plant at some place.
  • You fill the filtered water from that plant in a container (cool cage, cool jug, jar or transparent bottle).
  • Moreover, then deliver them to their customers.
  • You have to take back your container once the water used.
  • Moreover, you charge for this service according to per jar.

Generally, the work of bringing water and empty bottles done by trains like –Tata Ace and Tempo, but if the order is nearby, then the water is also delivered from the bicycle or any two-wheeler.

In the last 15-20 days, I met 3-4 people who did this business, to attend a gentleman, I had to go round four times! Well, today I am sharing information from these people with you:

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What to do if you have to start this business?

1) A place for business:

To build a plant, to keep clear bottles, cool cage, chiller, and so forth., you need at least 1000 square feet place. The area will also depend on how much of the capacities you are using RO Water Plant. Capacity means your machine filters over 500 liters of water or 1000 liters per hour (LPH) or more.

Usually, the prisoners who work in the plant also live there, so you will have to see the place from this angle.

2) A commercial connection of Electricity:

You have to take a business connection to run your plant. You will have to spend 14-15 thousand rupees for connection.

3) Boring:

Since this is the water business, then you have to bore the water to get water, and it will have to put a tank to store it. Depending on the amount of annoying, it will depend on the underground water level in your area. Here, square 120 feet in Ghaziabad costs 20-30 thousand rupees. If you are thinking that I will be working with water from the government water supply, then this can be a little risky, because if there is any problem in water supply your business may be severely affected.

4) RO Plant and Chiller:

You have to take two machines – a machine for filtering water and a chiller to cool the other water.

Many players have RO plants. From some small companies of Delhi-Kanpur to some machines, many branded companies work on these machines.

Your expenditure can come from two to five lakhs in this work.

5) Containers:

To deliver the water, you will need to take clear bottles, jars, thermos or cool cages.

A 15-liter cool cage will cost around 475. Most of these supplied in the shops.

You have to spend 120 rupees for a 20-liter transparent jar. People like to take them home.

Do not squeeze more money to save containers and take containers of better quality, because they have to go through a lot of people’s hands and if the quality is not good then they will become very useless.

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6) Stickers:

The jars you give in the market should have a label sticking to your company name, which you can also give your address and mobile number. So, before starting the work, print it too.

7) Staff:

You will need people to do this work. The people I spoke to had a team of 3 to 7 people.

  • Driving – The more the car will be, the more drivers will be needed.
  • Helper – which will carry water with the driver and bring empty containers back.
  • Cleaner – which will pay attention to the cleanliness of the containers and overall cleanliness.

Well, a man can do many things, but in the beginning, if you are willing to do all the work yourself, then you must keep 1-2 men.

8) Cart to deliver water:

To get water, you have to take a vehicle like a tempo or a Tata Ace. By the way, you can use any two-wheeler or bicycle to get water in the surroundings. If you are imagining buying a new car or getting finance, then you will get between 2.5 and 5 million.


In the beginning, people make market through personal contacts and try to make customers by themselves, but usually do nothing differently in plant owner advertisements. He says that when a car is moving, it gets promoted automatically. More than that, they stick to the containers, even stickers pasted in the marketplace. Many times, people also do not have much publicity because of this they cannot serve more customers.

Government work:

Must undertake government work to start any business. In this business you:

  • Have to take commercial power connections.
  • Since you are working on selling water, then you have to pay sales tax.
  • If you are keeping people at work here, you will have to register yourself in the labor department.

Although many people are doing these things without following these rules, they have to pay attention to the work to be anxious.

What are the expenses of doing this work?

If you are thinking of starting this business, then you must know the costs involved in it:

  • Salary: You have to spend 8-10 thousand months on a person.
  • Electricity: 10-20 thousand months, again it depends on plant size, and so forth.
  • Diesel: 10-15 thousand if your circulation has increased to 100-150 customers. By the way, it will depend on many things: the location of the plant and the customers, the price of the car, the cost of oil, and so forth.
  • Car insurance
  • Maintenance of Machines: These numbers were not correctly detected, if someone told the same, then someone told several thousand. By the process, it will depend on your machine and its capability to a great extent. For instance, the machine weight of 500 LPH will be less than 1000 LPH.
  • Place rent: This will differ from place to place. All I got from where I was at their place was not working in any rented place.

Moreover, now the most significant question – how much can this business earn?

Friends, frankly telling, I thought that this business would have many profits … after all, water given, margins will be enough … however, the reality is different, though Ghaziabad is a reality, so if you are thinking of doing this work It would be better if you know the truth about your place.

Due to high competition, the rate has to be kept low, and there are so many accidents that save very little money.

Understand, if you deliver water for 1 lakh rupees, you can get 20 thousand rupees per month.

Let’s make 150 regular customers by working hard and take one container every day, which you give in 15 rupees; So your earnings of the month:

= 150x30x15 = Rs. 67500

You save only 15-20 thousand by removing salary, rent, electricity bill, diesel, maintenance, and other expenses.

While hard work seems to be very high in this work.

At 5 o’clock in the morning, you should be at the plant, only then will you be able to fill water in the containers and send it from the trains. Moreover, after that you have to get the tanks to be cleaned and cleaned, you have to keep account of the money, you have to see the problems related to the staff and by chance, If there is a problem in the machine, then ask for it.

Moreover, also keep in mind that no matter how big a person you are, a customer can listen to you on the phone or on the face and you have to listen!

High-Profit Scenario:

There is a cinerea that your customers get very high, in this case, you can get a good profit.

I got one of the oldest and big plants in Gorakhpur and tried to know their earnings. Those who were bosses began to cry, crying that there is no earning barely 20,000 rupees are found just run like this. He may have thought of me as an income tax man or a competitor!

However, when I talked alone with his staff, he came to know that he has 550 container supplies even during the winter season, this figure rises in the summer. If we average 600 containers and if you consider the circulation of Rs. 15, then the month’s account becomes something like this:

600x30x15 = Rs. 270000

Even if all the expenditures were given out of it, lakhs of rupees would still be saved. Moreover, if you are in a place where every person gives more money, then what is the matter!

You may be excited by seeing these numbers, but keep in mind that it may take many years for you to achieve such circulation every day, so keep in mind those challenges that are in the beginning.

People who have RO Water Business in two ways:

First, those who own themselves and are doing their best. Such people are filling up the containers themselves, reaching customers and doing every small task related to it.

Secondly, those who have just invested money and through a manager are doing this business.

If you are thinking of coming to this business then according to your budget and current involvement, you have to believe that you will do the job by looking at it yourself or by keeping a prisoner with it.

Time and water business relationship:

Cells in the winters will be reduced, and sales will increase in summer. You can earn good money in marriage, passion, birthday, etc. Because at this time you get bulk orders and at the same time the rate of water for parties is much higher than the average price.


I did not have the exact numbers, but people said that many RO plants closed within 1-2 years of opening. Well, this is the story of almost every business, so there is no need to fear it, but it is necessary to put your efforts into it by thinking of it.

Problems related to this business:

Labor Problem: This is a labor intensive job. At every step you need a man who works:

  • Water in containers
  • Plating the filled bottles on the train
  • Drive away
  • Letting them down and giving to the customer, which also has to climb up to the stairs with water.
  • Carriage return
  • Cleaning of everyday containers

The biggest challenge to this task is to manage men. Since hard work is very much in this work, so do not meet fast and do not respond and leave soon. Many times they disappear without informing, and sometimes misbehave with the customers and make your business quadruple. So to do this work successfully, laborers will have to manage properly.

Those who do this business often have to do all the work themselves for which they have kept the man – if the driver is not there, then the vehicle must be run, if the workers are not there, then they will have to clean and deliver the containers themselves.

High competition:

There is much competition in this business, at least in my city. There are two RO plants within my 300 meters of my house. When new players come in, they reduce rates to market capture, which also reduces the prices of older players. It is the reason that the 15 liters of water that was sold for 20 have to be given in 15 only.

Please note that these are the rates of Ghaziabad, where you are thinking of doing this work, the circumstances can be different from here. For instance:

  • When I was in Chennai in 2012, I got 20 liters in Can 30.
  • 2014 In Indore the same can get me 70, although this was from Bisleri company, so the rate was high.
  • Moreover, Ghaziabad got the same Can 40 of me.

Maybe due to the competition, the rates are up and down. You should see the prices of your area, and if they are already very few, then you should think about putting a hand in this work many times.


Those who take cool cages to supply water, get 450-500. Moreover, when some are old, problems begin to come cracks from somewhere and sometimes leaks or breaks if not handled properly.

At the equal time, there is a problem for them to disappear or to be replaced by a bad can. For all these reasons, a few thousand rupees can be useless every month.

The business of Pouch and Packaged Mineral Water:

A work similar to this work is the business of selling mineral water in a pouch or 1-liter bottle. However, I did not know anything about this work, but if you want, you can think of them and think of doing it too.

Friends, this was the information related to starting RO Water Plant. Summarize it –

  • You must keep at least 6-7 lakh rupees for this business.
  • Initially, be prepared for loss or very little profit.
  • Be prepared for too much work too.

I hope that those who are interested in this work will be able to get some help from the things shared here and they will be able to decide if they want to start this work or not.

If you have any doubt regarding Ro Water business then comment below, I will help you definitely.

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Hello Guys, My name is Sandeep Gautam. I am the founder of Indiatechmoney. I have done my masters from IIT Roorkee. My interest is in Business, technology, and blogging. I want to give the best information about the business, technology and blogging through this blog.
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