How to Start Sachet Pure Water Production in Nigeria, All The Requirements

Sachet Water (Pure Water as it is popularly called in Nigeria) is one of the products out there that is in high demand. Hundreds of millions of sachets are consumed everyday, and the demand of Pure Water supply is always on the rise as the population keeps increasing. Go to any major city in Nigerian, you'll see how the streets are littered with empty sachets of pure water which is the testimony to the  quantity that is consumed everyday.

A smart investor knows that the best product to deal on is the product in high demand, that automatically placed pure water production business "Investors Choice" any time. The demand doesn't seems to go down very soon as it has become the most credible alternative means of getting anything close to clean drinkable water for the average Nigerian. Therefore, how do you cash in on the demand of sachet water to make money for yourself?

The business of pure water production is quite simple, and here I'm going to run down the step by step guide "How to Start Pure Water Business in Nigeria" without much stress. In water business just like every other business, the number one priority should be service to humanity then, the money will come naturally. Like any other consumables, life is involved so try and put everything in place properly.  Here are the things needed to get started:


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1. Get a place of business - You need to acquire a property or rent a place, getting your own property and developing it is the most desirable option as that will save you cost in the long run.

2. Register your business name
- The name your water products will be known for. Branding is very important in business, so in addition to your business name, design a very professional logo for your product because perception is the best sales man. Make your brand stands out among others!

3. Sink a Borehole - The most common source of water for commercial drinking water production like sachet water and bottled water is borehole, let there be borehole within your premises for constant water supply to your pure water production factory.

4. Install Overhead Tanks
- This will serves as reservoir to supply water to the distillation system, it has to be overhead to ensure proper pressure to be able to pump down the distillation chamber.

5. Install Distillation System - This could just be a micro filters and cup filters depending on your start up capacity, but if you can afford it, then you go for more comprehensive distillation system. Otherwise, use Purification process known as Ultra Violet sterilization bulbs process. After distillation, you need to take your product (the resultant water) to the laboratory for results.

6. Get NAFDAC Approved - NAFDAC Is the agency that supervise foods and drugs in Nigeria, you need their approval to carry out business that involved consumable products of which water is one of them.

7. Acquire Automatic Sealing Machine
- Automatic sealing machine cost between N400,000 to a Million Naira. Go for the ones that seals or produces about 40 sachets per minute.

8. Employ Staffs - You will need minimum of five persons to work in your factory for a start then increase with time as the demand may be.

9. Distribution Mechanism - Buy truck for your distribution of rent but renting can be expensive and disappointing most of the times. My recommendation is that you buy your own truck if you can afford it at the beginning.

10. Get Power Generation - You know the situation of power supply in Nigeria, except if things changes tomorrow. If not, you will need a standby power generating set, and 25KVA will be just perfect for the job.

With all these in place, you are good to go! For a start up and depending on what you already have like land and other things, you may need up to five million naira for a start up in order to get the sealing machines, nylon and other materials, and pay for labour for about some months before it begin to yield profits. Your cost could be higher if you are also paying for rent and hiring trucks.


Assuming you have only one Automatic sealing machine that produces your sachet water and you can afford to have only one delivery van that distribute your products. one automatic machine (at 100% utilization) Capacity: 40 sachets per minute i.e. 2,400 sachets in 1hour Which is equivalent to 120bags in 1 hour.

Let’s conclude that; On the average, you produce 100 bags in 1hour, and assuming you was able to work for 4hours in a day. i.e. one machine producing 400 bags of pure water in a day. (sincerely, an average sachet water factory in Nigeria today produces between 700 bags to 800 bags per machine in a day) so it all depends on you.


Still based on our assumption of 400 bags in a day and a bag is being sold between N70 and N80. So let’s also assume N70 per bag; 400 bags x N70 per bag = N28, 000 per day. N28, 000 x 28 working days in a month  = N784, 000 per month. Wait and see; N784, 000 x 12 months in a year, = N9, 408,000

Here are some other reasons to invest in this business:

* Government has failed to provide the basic drinking water need of every household in Nigeria. So, everyone make provision for themselves and buying pure sachet water is one of the most reasonable option.

* The more the population increases, the more the need for people to drink water, and the more the demand for the product of sachet water.

* There is not going to be a day, people will stop drinking water. In fact, it is one of the most essential consumable product and the most consumed natural resources on earth.

* Sachet water currently has no close or partially close substitute in Nigeria where the majorities are poor to depend on bottled water which is more expensive.

* One can never run out of customers to supply to. The more the producers, the more the consumers of sachet water.

* The popularity of sachet water is growing on alarming rates even in towns and villages across Nigeria.

* At five naira for a sachet, pure water is very cheap and affordable to buy even by the poorest man on earth.

* It is a major source of revenue for the government, so the government is even encouraging more producers.

* There is really no distinction between the consumers, it is widely acceptable to the rich and the poor, and is used for events and parties.

* Consumption of sachet water is not restricted by any law or religious belief unlike alcohol or some other drinking products and has no side effects.

* The set up requires little start-up capital compared to other factories. with five to 10 million naira, you are go to go and the return is guaranteed.

* There is ready made market for the product. All you need is just produce, it is one of the product out there that requires no much marketing to get the product accepted as it is already accepted by nature.

* The payback period for the investment into the business is less than six months. It's one business you confidently get loan to do start with 100% assurance that the business would pay.

* The return on Investment (ROI) is more than 50% and it is subject to increase on expansion of the business.

* It requires little or no periodical acquisition of raw materials for production; water is a free gift of nature.


Read: How to Start Pure Water Business in Nigeria

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54 comments:

  1. i just love this,with 10000 i tink iam good to go.

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  2. what is the name of machine that produce 120 bags per hour

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  3. i want to really appreciate you for your kind gesture for enlightening me more in pure water production business,i ve,been into these business for 3years and i ve, use it to buy a land and registered a company.thou i buy from producer and sale in whole/retail sales.meanwhile i am working out modality on how to get empowerment to kick start my production. Tombra Bebedongha

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    1. That's very nice, It's good to think big and outside the box. If you can dream it, you can have it

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    2. JGOLD WATER TECHNOLOGYJanuary 23, 2014 at 10:55 AM

      Hi house, its really appreciable dat the is a blog like this...

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  4. Dear Darlinton, many thanks for your time to offer us all we need to know about pure water making-business in Nigeria. I would like you to shed more light on the following questions:
    1) What do I need to do on my landed property for this purpose? Before you answer that, the following info for you:
    a) I have built a fence around my landed property with a secured gate.
    b) I have a borehole constructed therein too, to make water available.
    c) The piece of land has a three bedroom flat foundation on it to serve as a boys-quarter in future.
    With all the aforementioned, what else do I need to do on this piece of land to start the business? (Please forgive me if my question sounds stupid!)
    2) Which of the Nigerian financial institutions can one apply to for loan?
    3) Is it possible to buy the distillation machine(s) in Nigeria and the machine for producing and sealing the water?
    I look forward to reading your answers. Once again, many thanks and God's guidance!!!
    From Prince

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  5. Dear Darlinton, many thanks for your time to offer us all we need to know about pure water making-business in Nigeria. I would like you to shed more light on the following questions:
    1) What do I need to do on my landed property for this purpose? Before you answer that, the following info for you:
    a) I have built a fence around my landed property with a secured gate.
    b) I have a borehole constructed therein too, to make water available.
    c) The piece of land has a three bedroom flat foundation on it to serve as a boys-quarter in future.
    With all the aforementioned, what else do I need to do on this piece of land to start the business? (Please forgive me if my question sounds stupid!)
    2) Which of the Nigerian financial institutions can one apply to for loan?
    3) Is it possible to buy the distillation machine(s) in Nigeria and the machine for producing and sealing the water?
    I look forward to reading your answers. Once again, many thanks and God's guidance!!!
    From Prince

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    1. You need to develop the three bedroom flat, that is enough to serve as your factory.

      Install water purification system, anyone you can afford.

      Buy your water sealing machine, you can buy it in Nigeria.

      Staff your company and Start your NAFDAC approval process.

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  6. Dear Darlinton, many thanks for your advice!
    My questions as follow:
    1) Which of the financial institutions in Nigeria could one apply to for loan for the business?
    2) Is it possible to buy the distillation machine and sachet producing and sealing machines in Nigeria? If no, where and which model?
    3) I have a secured landed property with in-built borehole. Please tell me the standard I need to construct there for this purpose. Already, a three-bedroom flat foundation had been constructed there to serve as boys-quarter in future. I look forward to reading your answers. Once again, many thanks and God's guidance!
    Prince T.O.Alez

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    1. The best bank to apply is the bank you have been banking with. No one is in a better position to consider you for load more than the bank that has your transaction history.

      The next is cooperative banks, join one now and start contributing if you haven't joined any.

      Raising the three bedroom flat may just be enough for now.

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  7. How can we treat or purify the water. Do we need any chemical/reagent for the purification. Please throw more light.

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  8. Mr Darlington Omeh, I really thank you so much for this help you have provided for free. Please sir, i have a few questions that i want to ask you.

    (1) Where can one buy the machine that can produce 120 bags per hour?
    (2) Is 2 bedroom flat big enough for the factory?
    (3) Must I tile the floor?
    (4) where can one buy the electronic sterilizing machine?

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  9. Hi Darlinton Omeh

    Thanks for your insight on this, please I am interested on this Distillation system and Authomatic sealing machine (Koyo sachet sealing type), where can i buy it and how do i install it and can the suppliers install it. am in Imo state. Finay what is the name of machine that produce 120 bags per hour.

    Kind Regards,

    Lord Edi

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  10. You guys can buy the machine through Alibaba.com or from some dealers in Lagos and other cities.
    Two bedroom flat is big enough depending on your production capacity.
    Yes, it should be tired.
    Check the other pure water articles for sterilizing and purification systems

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  11. Wonderful piece Darlington,i can't thank you more for this inspiring guide for our people who desperately need such investment to get jobs.My question is what's the exchange rate Naira to US dollar as I live in the US and what's the minimum dollar amount (capital) needed to start?Thanks.
    Kingmed!

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    1. One dollars = one hundred and sixty naira.

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  12. What is the minimum capital needed to start-up this business?Thanks...

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  13. Thanks for this simple and straight to the point information.

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  14. Hello Darlington We want to set up a plant but all we have is collateral how do we secure a loan using this?

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  15. hello Mr Darlington..i am personally greatful not only on the 100 billion dollars worth light you have thrown to the pure wáter production but also many of the other articles you have severd here free,.now my question is i have a landed property in onitsha anambra state and a raised boys - quater in it .do you think onitsha is good for pure wáter production business?

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    1. Yes, Onitsha is one of the cities in Nigeria with the highest ratchet water consumption rate. Definitely the business will do well there.

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  16. what is the future of pure water since the government is planning to ban it

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  17. Thanks for the write-up sir, very inspiring. But sir, the financial values you presented are strictly 'sales' and not profit. Operational expenses (raw materials, labour, utilities) is not included. I don't know, but I believe it will strongly affect those values. Can you please provide us with the cost of producing the 400 bags we used as case study. Thank you very much ones again. And remain blessed.

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  18. Thanks my brother please is there is water factory in delta state, especailly Warri and will it be good to start up this business in Warri.

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  19. Can the business work in Warri

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    1. Sure it can work out in Warri. Truth be told, the market is about saturated though like it is in most major cities within the country.

      ~Lord

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  20. Thank you so much MOD. Please I already have my business register and my product trade mark gotten, the building is set and the borehole is in progress but my challenges are:
    1. I dont know what machine to purchase. What is ozonated machine pls? I am told its more expensive but better, durable and easy.
    2. Is the satchet water going to be ban really by the government? so that I dont need to buy a machine that will nt be used at the long run.
    Pls I need your help because everything I have done is with all my life savings, bank loans in Nigeria are very unreasonable because of the obnoxious interest rates.

    Thank you and God bless

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    1. Read the other article to get clearer pictures about the machines required.

      http://www.wealthresult.com/2013/09/How-to-Start-Pure-Water-Business-in-Nigeria.html

      Copy the above link and paste it on your browser to access the article.

      For now we don't know where the Federal Government is going in this. I think you need to just start and let's see what happens at the long run. They may not ban it after all.

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  21. Hi, I want to establish pure drinking water enterprise but I don't have experience in doing this business. I have written your advice about how to start Sachet pure water production that is a good advice for sharing information for me and others. i would like to ask you that should I work for pure drink water enterprise before I start to make my own business ?

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  22. Dear Darlington, please i have a property that is 2 plots of land fenced together. i use one side of it (a plot) as poultry. can i still use the other remaining side (plot) to establish sachet water business as i intend to? Is there any law against that? Please reply

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    1. No, it's not healthy and unacceptable by NAFDAC. If you want it approved, you need to get a separate location for it

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  23. That you for enlighten me on how to start. I need to know about how much do you pay the staff who do the packaging a day

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  24. I need someone that is a trust worthy, for us to join dis business together nd make sometin reasonable, i don't mind d position of d factory even ur home town i don't care. as long we ll put sometin into existin. ibnjannat@yahoo.com

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  25. Please i wanted to do this business so much. I wanted to buy one pure water factory and i do not have money, all the necessary document is ready. Where to get loan to pay for and turn around the company? The owner is ready to leave document for me to request for the loan through his approval.
    Please help me out.
    Thanks.

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  26. Please i wanted to do this business so much. I wanted to buy one pure water factory and i do not have money, all the necessary document is ready. Where to get loan to pay for and turn around the company? The owner is ready to leave document for me to request for the loan through his approval.
    Please help me out.
    Thanks.

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  27. I have a plot of land whit a 4 bedroom structure on it. Can I use d remaining space 4 d factory. Tanx 4 ur insight.

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  28. this is good, i have been looking for a guideline on pure water production,... thank you Mr. Darlington...but i heard the market is already saturated(competitors are many). what are the strategies one can apply to prevail as a fresher in the business

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  29. I have a BQ at the back of my house, which I intend to use for the pure water factory, it is a self contain, nt too big but its separated from my house. Can I use it in setting up the factory, because I'm kind of confused right now. I jst need an advice or guidelines on what to do, and how to go about it. I don't know if NAFDAC is going to approve It, but it is a fenced compound.

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  30. I have a BQ at the back of my house, which I intend to use for the pure water factory, it is a self contain, nt too big but its separated from my house. Can I use it in setting up the factory, because I'm kind of confused right now. I jst need an advice or guidelines on what to do, and how to go about it. I don't know if NAFDAC is going to approve It, but it is a fenced compound.

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  31. Please i have started the business already in about a year ago. Nd i thank God dat am doing well with unaccountable customers but now I'm having this problem of having particles in my sealed sachet water but during production i do have a very clean nd nice looking result i.e. Pure water but after some days i'll be seeing some tiny particles inside please how do i treat a durable water that will last for at least 6-7 weeks? Thanks well

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    1. Embark on TOTAL I mean total overhauling of the entire system.

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  32. Please i have started the business already in about a year ago. Nd i thank God dat am doing well with unaccountable customers but now I'm having this problem of having particles in my sealed sachet water but during production i do have a very clean nd nice looking result i.e. Pure water but after some days i'll be seeing some tiny particles inside please how do i treat a durable water that will last for at least 6-7 weeks? Thanks well

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    1. Check your water sources, and your packaging machines

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    2. Either the tiny particles are white or brown, re-pipe ur plumbing networks, open ur Filters down to d main bottom, if Adolite is used stop it, before main productn do samples.

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  33. Wow! it quite impressive for you numerous advice. I will contact you as soon as possible for more information. Thanks and God bless.

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  34. Thank you for sharing this business idea.I want to know,do I need to hire a quality control expert to test my water sample after production or are there ways I can determine it myself cos am interested in starting this business.

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  35. Sir, is there any specific patttern approved by NAFDAC for the construction of the building i.e.the factory?

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  36. Hello D
    am interested in the pure water business but am more interested in the NYLON production for the pure water producer to the nylon from me.my question is that how much is the nylon production machine in nja. thks

    Hon.

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  37. Hello Darli
    pls do i need NAFDAC approval before the printing of the pure water Nylon.
    thanks for your inputs so far.

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    1. Yes, you need NAFDAC Approval before doing anything. You need to print the NAFDAC number on the nylon remember?

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  38. .Thank you very much for this publication, you ve made my day. Please kindly explain and also recommend on the type of equipment for Distillation System and reliable company and address of company that sells these equipments.
    Thanks
    Raphael

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  39. Good day,please can someone buy already NAFDAC register company.

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    1. Yes, you can buy a sachet water making company that is already approved by NAFDAC as long as the deal is favorable.

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