Here’s the skinny.
Our 5-gallon water bottles, also referred to as “carboys”, are subject to a $7.00 deposit. Each bottle purchased on your initial delivery will have an associated fee.
Future deliveries will be handled as an even exchange.
The purpose of the bottle deposit system is to ensure that costs are kept low by maintaining a steady inventory of bottles for our production team. Also, our goal is to recapture the plastic containers for recycling through our partner program; in which Distillata 5-gallon bottles account for zero landfill contributions.
It is for this reason that any deliveries with a net negative exchange will be subject to an additional bottle deposit.
The opposite concept applies to a net positive exchange.
*Unlike smaller beverage bottles that may be subject to a state-mandated bottle deposit program, 5-gallon water bottles are not subject to the collection of bottle deposits, and refunds are not paid for their return unless a receipt for their purchase is supplied or an associated account transaction.