One of the common household services used in Bali is the delivery of bottled drinking water to homes. This service is provided by small private companies that deliver water in 19-liter gallons. They offer water from various brands such as Aqua, Cleo, Balian, and La Mineral.
For good physical well-being, it is recommended that a person should drink at least eight glasses of water a day, especially in a tropical hot climate. Both regular and mineral water can be used for drinking. They may look the same, but they are actually two different types. Regular water comes from natural sources, rivers, lakes, or from wells and household taps, and it needs to be boiled before consumption.
Mineral water in Bali is sourced from volcanic mountain springs, rich in natural minerals. Compared to regular water, mineral water is more beneficial for the body because it is rich in essential nutrients such as zinc, iron, calcium, and magnesium. It reduces blood pressure, improves the circulatory system, strengthens bones and teeth. However, it is considered undesirable to drink only mineral water constantly; it depends on the individual's body.
The quality of water is described using the "pH" value, which characterizes the quality of water. It measures the activity of hydrogen ions in a solution, quantitatively expressing its acidity, how acidic or alkaline a substance is. The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14. Mineral water has an acidity level or pH ranging from 6 to 8.5, while regular water has a pH range of 5 to 7.5.
Below are recommendations for the most popular brands of bottled mineral water:
- Le Minerale is produced from selected mountain sources, giving it a distinctive freshness and a slightly sweet taste.
- AQUA is a brand of bottled drinking water produced since 1973, now owned by Danone. In addition to Indonesia, it is also sold in Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei. They obtain water from mountain sources. Rainwater enters the mountains and is absorbed into deep soil layers, undergoing natural mineralization. Therefore, the water is enriched with minerals present in the rock formations it passes through.
Very often, gallons of Aqua are sold with regular water that has been passed through filters. Check the cap; if it's sealed, it means it's not an original product. This applies to other brands as well. You may see small stalls on the streets where gallons are refilled; you can bring any container, and this water is also clean and suitable for consumption.
Cleo produces clean water using advanced filtration technology with ultra-thin membranes. This process removes harmful inorganic minerals, making the water 20 times purer. That's why clean water is also called demineralized.
Balian is a certified natural mineral water that is extracted and bottled right on the slopes of the sacred Mount Agung in a protected natural environment. The Balian brand is available in almost all delivery services. You can find more detailed information about the quality of this water on their official website.
Bottled mineral water sold on the market essentially contains regular water that has undergone a process of treatment and packaging.
You can find large gallons of drinking water in both chain stores and small warungs. They mainly sell Aqua water, sometimes Cleo and La Mineral, but Balian is usually only available for delivery.
In recent years, alkaline water has become a popular choice. There is a belief that consuming weak alkaline water with a pH of 8 to 9 can improve health, slow down aging, and block diseases such as cancer. However, despite the many claims by manufacturers about its benefits for the body, there is little scientific evidence that alkaline water is healthier than any other drinking water.
Nonetheless, some studies suggest that alkaline water may benefit the health of people with certain conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol. Alkaline water is also effective in combating dehydration caused by physical exercise.
Here is a list of water delivery services by region.
1. Balian Water, WhatsApp: +62-812-3637-8838, Opening hours: 08:30-18:00, Monday - Saturday, Sunday - Closed.
Delivery to areas:
- Balangan, Jimbaran: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday.
- Kutuh, Kampial, Nusa Dua, Benoa: Monday - Thursday, Saturday.
Price: 82,000 IDR for the initial water purchase with a gallon, subsequently 33,000 IDR with an exchange of the container. Minimum order for delivery is 2 gallons.
Additional charges apply for complex deliveries such as:
- Long ascent via stairs,
- Far distance from parking,
- Distance more than 5 km from the sales point.
2. TOKO ALIT JAYA, WhatsApp: +62 819 9969 4533, Opening hours: 09:00-18:00
Delivery to the Nusa Dua area. Water brands Balian, Aqua.
Balian: Purchase with a plastic gallon - 75,000 IDR, refilling - 30,000 IDR
Aqua: Purchase with a plastic gallon - 51,000 IDR, refilling - 19,000 IDR
3. Adhi Water, WhatsApp: +62-821-1252-9044, Opening hours: 07:30-19:30, Monday - Saturday, delivery 08:00-18:00, last order at 17:00.
Water delivery for Cleo and Balian brands is available in the Puri Gading area (Jimbaran).
Cleo: Water with a gallon - 45,000 IDR, refilling - 22,000 IDR
Balian: Water with a gallon - 80,000 IDR, refilling - 30,000 IDR
4. Water delivery in the Puri Gading area, WhatsApp: +62 813 2104 9610, Opening hours: 08:00-17:30 (last order)
Cleo with a gallon: 55,000 IDR, refilling: 20,000 IDR
Balian with a gallon: 85,000 IDR, refilling: 30,000 IDR
5. Rosa Balian Water Home Service, WhatsApp: +62818-0530-5910, Opening hours: 8:00-18:30, Monday-Saturday
They deliver to the Seminyak area. Delivery beyond that is available at GoJek rates.
Available brands include Balian, Le Minerale, Cleo.
Balian: 78,000 IDR - for water with a gallon, refilling - 33,000 IDR.
Cleo: Water with a gallon - 51,000 IDR, refilling - 21,000 IDR.
Le Minerle: 27,000 IDR with a gallon, no refilling available.
They also have beer and soft drinks in their assortment, as well as electronic pumps for gallons.
Canggu and Seminyak
6. Water Elpiji Palms Canggu, WhatsApp +62 878-5109-1155, Opening hours: 08:00 - 18:00.
Water delivery for Balian, Cleo, Aqua, and gas cylinders in the Canggu area.
Balian: Refilling - 35,000 IDR.
Cleo: Refilling - 23,000 IDR.
Aqua: Refilling - 20,000 IDR.
Payment for the plastic gallon is separate, approximately 50,000 IDR.
Large gas cylinder 12 kg – 225,000 IDR.
7. Gauri Jaya Water, WhatsApp: +62 857 3761 7607, Opening hours: 08:00-18:00, Monday-Saturday.
Water delivery in the Canggu area. Brands include Balian and Aqua.
Balian: Water with a gallon - 80,000 IDR, refilling - 30,000 IDR.
Aqua: Water with a gallon - 55,000 IDR, refilling - 20,000 IDR.
8. Arya’s delivery Sanur, WhatsApp: +62 812-3603-5594, Opening hours: 08:00-18:00.
Aqua: Water with a gallon - 33,000 IDR, refilling - 18,000 IDR.
Cleo: Water with a gallon - 35,000 IDR, refilling - 20,000 IDR.
Nonmin: Water with a gallon - 55,000 IDR, refilling - 19,000 IDR.
Balian: Water with a gallon - 42,000 IDR, refilling - 29,000 IDR.
Minimum order is 2 gallons, and delivery is free within Sanur.
9. Water delivery in Sanur, WhatsApp: +62 8957 0155 8555, Opening hours: 08:00 - 17:00.
Cleo water: Refilling - 20,000 IDR.
Aqua: Refilling - 20,000 IDR.
Balian refilling - 33,000 IDR.
Additionally, the cost for a gallon is around 50,000 IDR.
10. Balian water delivery in Ubud, WhatsApp: +62 -819-9912-3199, Opening hours: 10:00 – 18:00 daily.
Water with a gallon: 50,000 IDR, refilling: 35,000 IDR, delivery is included. Location: [Google Maps](https://goo.gl/maps/ABVFWQKXT56fdy5j9), website: [Balian Water](https://balian-water.business.site). The website has an order form where you can place your order. You can also order coconut and bottled coconut water here.
11. Water delivery in Ubud, WhatsApp: +62 823-4082-9339, Working hours - by appointment.
Kangen brand water delivery. Initial price for water with a gallon - 100,000 IDR, subsequent refilling - 50,000 IDR.
12. Water delivery in Ubud, WhatsApp: +62 813-3803-8491, Working hours - by appointment.
Balian brand water delivery.
Price for water with a gallon - 105,000 IDR, refilling - 55,000 IDR.