Water Bottles: Why are the “5 Gallons” Useful?

Water is a most important commodity and we should have access to it at all times. Drinking water is fundamental of course to our health and wellbeing.

Refilling a 5 gallon water bottle every day can be a hassle. The process can be time-consuming and in some cases, it might not even be possible to find potable water. After years of consumer complaints, most bottled water companies have switched to 5-gallon plastic bottles.

Continual Need 

Water is one of the most precious resources that we have on this planet. It is essential to our survival, but also necessary for every single aspect of human life. 

The endless need for water has led to unsafe and unhealthy practices related to obtaining it, such as using dirty wells or untreated surface water from high-risk sources like lakes, rivers, or oceans.


The 5 Gallon Water Bottle Movement is designed to get rid of disposable water bottles and instead use 5-gallon, reusable plastic water bottles.


Most 5 gallon water bottles are made of food-grade polyethylene terephthalate resin and have a rubber band carrying handle. There is a quick-release water spout for easy filling, pouring, and drinking.


It also allows people to carry their drinking water with them, which is important in some countries where there are problems with public utilities. A 5 gallon water bottle can be used for storing and transporting potable water.


The shape and size of the 5 gallon water bottle makes it a popular choice for many people looking to stay hydrated. On the bottom of the bottle, there is an attached plastic disc with fill markings in gallons for measuring the amount of liquid inside.


Some people use the container for other purposes as well, such as storing gasoline or chemicals.


5-gallon water bottles can be a lifesaver in some situations. They’re used in disaster relief and humanitarian aid, as well as for international aid projects. They also make for convenient containers to store water for personal use. 

Moreover, it is much more than just a storage tank for water and other liquids. 5 gallon water bottles are used in the oil, gas, chemical, and food industries for various purposes such as waste storage, process control and transport or logistics applications such as water transport, petrochemical plant or tank farm use, or bulk liquid transportation.

Multiple Advantages

The molded handle allows you to send out the water bottle to essentially anyplace, so you can avail of fresh drinking water at home or if you’re in a hurry. 

Combine this with it being a container designed for toughness, versatility, and convenience, being made of excellent polycarbonate plastic, guarantees that it will not cause contamination, even given a diverse range of temperatures.

What are your thoughts on this size of water bottle, do you use them? Let us know in the comments below and join in the conversation on FacebookTwitter & Instagram

Jennifer Dawson

Jennifer Dawson is an experienced freelance writer who specializes in food and nutrition. Working in fitness marketing previously gave her a good feel for the industry and since going freelance she has been able to explore her preferred topic areas such as diet types, nutrition and food. Outside of work, Jen enjoys traveling, swimming and spending time with her young family.

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