Mineral Water Plant Business Plan – Small Business Project

Are you looking forward towards starting mineral water manufacturing plant? If Yes, read this post for a step by step guide on how to plan for starting mineral water manufacturing business.

The mineral water is one of the important items, which is directly consumed by people all over the world.  Mineral water is bottled under very hygienic conditions under strict quality control being market. Its major use in 5-star hotels and hospitals where good quality pure water is required for potable purposes. The consumption of mineral water has gradually increased in India due to the shortage of pure hygienic water.

Difference Between Packaged Drinking Water and Mineral Water

There is a general misconception however about mineral water among people. Generally. you will find two kinds of purified water in the market. One is packaged drinking water and another mineral water.

Mineral Water Plant normally uses the mountain spring water to produce Bottled Water. whereas  Packaged Drinking Water Plant uses the Groundwater through borewell as the source for water and then purify with several purification applications to produce packaged drinking water.

Mineral Water Manufacturing Overview:

Water in its pure form is an oxide of hydrogen or hydride of Oxygen. It is transparent and colourless liquid with a melting point of 0°C and a boiling point of 100°C. Its refractive index is 1.00 and specific gravity 1.0. Pure water is tasteless, however, the pres­ence of minerals and dissolved salts and added elements enhance good taste in the water.

Depending upon the quality of raw water, suitable treatment is given to the water to make it as per the standards and packed in food grade plastic Bottles with label Indicating de­tails of composition, date of bottling, expiry date, quantity etc.

Mineral Water Plant Unit Setup Cost Machinery

A minimum of 1000 Sq. Ft space is required to start a small scale mineral water plant. Out of that  500 Sq. Ft will be covered and the rest will be an open area. The cost of the plant hugely depends on the packaging facility you want to provide.

Packaged drinking water is generally available in the market in the form of 200 ml pouch packing, 500 ml bottles, 1-liter bottles, 2-liter bottles, 5-liter jars and 20-liter drums. According to the investment capacity and desired packaging, you must select the right type of plant.

You can go with a fully-automatic plant. Otherwise, a semi-automatic plant is also very effective comparing the fixed cost investment. We have listed here some of the major machinery and equipment.

  • Alum. Treatment tanks
  • Reverse Osmosis Plant
  • Chlorination tanks made of S. Steel
  • Sand filter
  • Activated Carbon filter
  • Micron filters
  • Ultraviolet disinfectant system
  • Electronic doser for alum
  • Electronic doser for Chlorine
  • Ozone Generator
  • Raw and Purified water collection tanks with motor and accessories
  • Automatic rinsing filling and capping machine
  • Shrink wrapping machine for bottle
  • Miscellaneous tools equipment, pipeline etc.
  • Laboratory testing and Quality Control, Micro-biological instruments etc.

Mineral Water Manufacturing Project Synopsis:

Find here a sample investment chart of a mineral water plant

Plant Capacity: 10000 litres / dayPlant & Machinery: Rupees 60.00 Lakhs
Working Capital: Rupees 48.00 LakhsTotal Capital Investment: Rupees 170 Lakhs
Return: 32.28%Break Even: 33.76%

The actual cost of mineral water plant project may change with different assumptions. You can modify the project capacity and project cost as per your requirement.