Comparing the Cost of Water

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When you think of all the things we do with water, from brewing morning coffee, laundry, the daily shower or bath, washing dishes, cooking, cleaning and more, it's easy to take water for granted. Compare the cost of LVMWD water to the per gallon cost of everyday items listed below.

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Cost Comparison ~ price per gallon (128 oz.)
Survey completed 9/30/15

Product

Location

Price per gallon

Unit Cost 

2% milk

Albertsons

$ 3.96

$ 0.031 oz.

Pepsi

Albertsons

$ 3.76

$ 0.029 oz.

Gasoline

Mobil - regular

$ 3.37

 

  

Mobil - plus

$ 3.47

 

 

Mobil - premium

$ 3.57

 

 

Chevron - regular

$ 3.37

 

 

Chevron - plus

$ 3.47

 

 

Chevron - premium

$ 3.57

 

Starbucks café latte

Agoura Road

$ 29.44

$3.75 for 16 oz.
$0.23 per oz.

Starbucks coffee

Agoura Road

$ 17.92

$2.25 for 16 oz.
$0.14 per oz.

Evian bottled water

Albertsons

$ 9.47

$0.074 per oz.

Crystal Geyser bottled water

Albertsons

$ 1.29

$0.01 per oz.

Smirnoff Vodka

Albertsons

$ 70.65

$0.552 per oz.

Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay

Albertsons

$ 55.93

$0.437 per oz.

LVMWD tap water

 

$ 0.0031

$0.000024 per oz.                                   

Per gallon costs calculated for items sold in smaller quantities

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