Recently, some people called or emailed us about the Glacier Water. They said its vending machines are not working well. The support was not enough so they contacted us to complain about it. But since we do not provide the vending machine at all, we cannot maintain it at all. Seki Water System LLC is a different company from Glacier Water. 

However, we can offer an alternative solution for Glacier Water. This is “Owning your RO system in your house.” What’s mean? Let’s see the details. (Updated in May 2023)

Have you ever seen Glacier dispensers?

Have you ever seen “Glacier”, a water dispenser, in front of many grocery stores? It looks very cheap and poor, so we seldom see people buying water with it. Today, I want to touch on this dispenser, Glacier.

My experience with Glacier

Let me talk about my conversation with my roommate when I was living in Gardena, California. My roommate was usually drinking brand bottled water and sometimes boiled water when the bottled water has run out. One day, my roommate asked me for my water in the refrigerator. I answered, “go ahead” and he drank it. After that, he said, “How good this water’s taste is!” 

The water was bought from Glacier, a water dispenser. I told my roommate that “I bought it with a dispenser located in front of Vons, a Californian grocery store chain.” He was so surprised at the fact and told me that I had never bought water with the dispenser, Glacier because it looked so cheap and poor.

Glacier has RO Purifier System 

In fact, the Glacier makes reverse osmosis (RO) water in it. Its TDS is 25 – 40ppm, very soft. Also, its price is $0.35 per gallon, so it is so inexpensive compared with bottled water’s $1.50. It is surprising that the Glacier water is more delicious as well. 

Let’s see what Glacier consists of. 

  1. Advanced Carbon filter
  2. Micron Filter
  3. Reverse Osmosis
  4. Post Carbon filter
  5. Ultraviolet Light
Glacier Filter Process

As you can see, Glacier makes genuine RO water.

The RO system purifies water completely so you can drink water safely and use the water for cooking. The taste is very good! 

In general, the RO system cannot purify a large amount of water at a time. So, the RO system continuously makes purified water and store the purified water in its tank. The dispensed water comes from the tank. Mostly, the home-use RO systems can make 50 gallons of purified water per day. These specs vary by product.

What is Glacier’s Sold Out Mean…

Sometimes, we see “SOLD OUT” at Glacier. This means the dispenser does not have enough water amount in its tank. Although I do not know Glacier’s tank size, regular home use RO systems have mostly 5 gallons. However, in the tank, there is a balloon to dispense water, so its maximum stored water capacity is 80% of the tank.

When you see the Glacier’s display, the last maintenance day appears. Glacier’s servicemen constantly maintain its filters and so on, so we can safely drink Glacier’s water.

 Let’s back to my roommate’s conversation. He told me that he would buy water with Glacier. I also mentioned that even if you boil water, some dissolved solids stay in the water, so you should buy some purified water when drinking.”

Why Don’t You Purchase your own RO System?

If you own a RO system, you do not have to purchase the dispensed and bottled water at all. You do not have to carry the heavy tanks anymore. It is great!

Amazon and many marketing places sell residential Reverse Osmosis systems.

We show one of our recommended reverse osmosis systems below.

Also, you need to check the water quality the RO system produced after installing it. A TDS Meter gives you information on how water is purified. For the details, check this article, “What is TDS Meter.”

TDS Meter

How to Install the RO system?

RO systems Save Money!

When you install RO systems, you need to pay for the initial cost. However, it is much cheaper than multiple year’s costs spent on purchased water.

How Much People Spend on Bottles of Water?

People drink 0.8 – 1.0 gallons of water per day. If you purchase bottled water, the cost is;
$1 x 365 days = $365 per year.

If you purchase Glacier water, the cost is;
$0.40 x 365 days = $146.00 per year.

This is “per a person.” If you have family members, the cost would be more, meaning the above amount times your family members. It is so expensive. Thus, owning your RO system is not so expensive.


Recently, many people said Glacier Water is not working well nationwide. The alternative solution for getting purified water is “owning your RO system.” It can be purchased on Amazon and so on. Owning RO is much cheaper in the long run.

We hope everybody can enjoy safe and delicious RO water. (Updated in May 2023)


Primo Water Support

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