In order to get consistent supplier, it is highly recommended to consult a water vender with a stainless steel tank who is licenced to sell purified drinking water by KEBS and KRA . like Neptune premium drinking water
This is the so called franchise . Franchise helps you start a new business more easily without using a lot of capital. The water supplier will give you copy of KEBS license and KRA license to confirm that his/her water has met standards of KEBS and complies with KRA regulations. Water vending franchise is very cost effective.
Also you need to a license for operating the business (business permit) . Remember water is classified as food hence will require county health certificate. water vending is a very lucrative idea that cannot go wrong.
water refilling machine prices in Kenya is fair.
A small business house will cost rent of KES 6000, business permit will cost you KES 4000 and health license will cost 2500
HINT: Areas that fall in Machakos, Kiambu, or Kajiado counties tend to have cheaper single-business permit charges than ones in the core Nairobi despite their proximity to the city. More so they lack pure drinking water. (Examples: Ongata Rongai (Kajiado), Syokimau (Machakos), Githurai 45 (Kiambu), Kahawa Sukari(Kiambu), Kahawa Wendani (Kiambu), Ruaka (Kiambu), Mlolongo (Machakos), Kitengela (Kajiado)), Pipeline, Dandora, Stage Mpya,
How Much To Spend As You Start (Estimates)
Buying water refilling station ATM (1000l/liters) – Ksh120, 000
Rent & Deposit – Ksh12, 000
Clear plastic Tank 3000L – Ksh16, 000
Relevant Licenses – Ksh6, 500
Maximum starting budget = Ksh154, 500