How to Start a Water Refilling Station Business?
How to start water refilling station >> If you are looking for a business that is simple to operate and has solid demand,
then a water refilling station may be for you.
Many homes and offices buy from water refilling stations, so there is a huge demand.
While there are now water refilling stations everywhere,
there are still many communities wherein they are either too far away or their service is unsatisfactory.
Procedures in starting a water refilling station business:
Whether you decide to franchise or be an independent water station owner, you need the right set of ammunition to be ready for battle.
1. Make a Business Plan:
this is created to outline your business’s vision, brand values, identity, and how it has to operate to become successful.
It also helps in keeping you focused on your business goals and making your business attractive to investors.
2. Right Location: finding a good location is one of the problems a new business owner must face.
The location needs to be near your target market, making your business visible to people or look for a site that is heavy in foot traffic.
Situate in places near schools, hospitals and clinics, offices, hotels, apartment and high-rise buildings, and subdivisions.
3. Look for a Supplier: find a supplier of water refilling equipments and ask for their price list. Don’t settle on one supplier only. If you think their prices are too high for your budget then find another supplier and compare their prices.
After studying the quotations and the total costs, decide which you think is enough for your budget, and choose the right equipments to purchase. Don’t buy cheap machines and equipments as these will not last long.
After finalizing the location for your water refilling station, contact your supplier and ask for a layout plan that you can copy for constructing your water refilling station.
But a good supplier will go to your area to measure,
evaluate and make the right design for your water refilling station business.
Oftentimes, the supplier will ask for a down
payment before starting assembling the machine, the lead time is about 2-3 weeks.
Don’t forget to ask for a receipt when paying for a down payment.
After closing the deal with your supplier, you can now start the construction of your water refilling station which will take 3 to 4 weeks to finish.
At the same time, start making the deep well if this will be your preferred water source. Ask your supplier to visit the site to make sure the carpenters are strictly following the layout plan, importantly the design on the washing area, piping and drainage). While the construction is on-going, you can now apply for a business permit to save time.
4. Register the Business: this will make your business legal and functional. If you’re a single owner, go to DTI, which will issue a certificate of registration of business name (list at least 5 to 10 preferred business names).
After you get the certificate for registered business name from DTI, go to your local municipal office and apply for a Mayor’s business permit. The process will take about 2 to 3 weeks depending on the area.
Some municipal office will require you to submit
(a) water analysis of potability (physical, chemical and bacteriological test) from your raw or source of water.
(b) Engineering drawings (building and electrical plan) signed by a sanitary engineer and other common legal requirements when applying for a building permit.
After you get the business permit and operation permit from municipal office, go to BIR and fill-up form 0506 and pay at the counter.
Once approved by the BIR, you’re now ready to print your receipts in the printing press. Just bring and show them the approved BIR form 0506.
You can now start buying other supplies you will need like water containers, seals, heat gun, sanitizer soap, etc. At the same time, you can also start constructing your business’s signage and sticker labels for your products.