How to properly minimize cost of a WRS 

When operating a Water Refilling Station (WRS) in the Philippines, there are certain challenges. It’s very important to reduce expenses while maintaining the quality of the water. Some people think they can save money by cutting corners, but this only leads to bigger problems and losses. Here are some realistic and long-term steps to cut costs while keeping the service quality high. 

First, invest in solar panels. Though the initial investment may be large, the benefits are numerous and long-lasting. Solar panels can last 15-20 years, depending on the brand and quality. Imagine not having to pay any electricity bills for about twenty years. This can greatly reduce monthly WRS operational expenses. Since the Philippines has a tropical climate, the return on investment will come faster. 

Another wise investment is using green delivery vehicles like battery-powered cargo bikes. By installing solar panels at your WRS, you can charge these e-bikes using solar power, making fuel and electricity costs zero. Fuel costs, especially for gasoline, are high and keep increasing. Battery-operated delivery vans are much cheaper. These e-bikes are pocket-friendly and eco-friendly, aligning with global sustainable development goals. Having solar panels to charge the e-bikes not only saves money but also supports a cleaner environment. 

Additionally, gaining knowledge and skills is vital for saving money. Many WRS owners are not technically skilled to operate, monitor, and fix their water refilling machines. This often leads to high costs because they have to hire outside help for maintenance and repairs. By training an employee or developing this expertise yourself, you can handle some problems in-house and avoid big issues that would cost a lot of money to fix. Store owners should build good working relationships to retain employees, which includes supporting their training. This helps employees gain technical expertise and reduces costs on repairs. 

These three strategies—using solar panels, eco-friendly delivery vehicles, and training employees—can save a WRS owner around 15,000 to 30,000 PHP monthly. The exact savings can vary depending on various factors such as the size of the operation and local energy costs. This approach offers a sustainable and reliable way to reduce costs without affecting the quality of water or service. 

These methods can help WRS owners in the Philippines save time and money while maintaining high quality. Economic sustainability strategies benefit not only financial returns but also the environment and local communities. Planning for the future means spending carefully today, making it more profitable for businesses in the long run. 

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