Reverse Osmosis Water

What is Reverse Osmosis?

Reverse Osmosis (RO) is a process where you demineralized or deionize water by pushing it under pressure through a semi-permeable Reverse Osmosis Membrane. This process improves taste and odor of water by removing contaminants and it also removes impurities that include limescale, chlorine, silt, and much more. 

How Can I Get Reverse Osmosis Water?

You may bring your own container or purchase one of our jugs. After filling up, please bring your water to the register to pay or show your Member card so that we can track water usage. The price of the RO water is 39¢ per gallon if you're not a Member. At our Downtown location, you can find our RO machine next to our kombucha tap, between Aisle 5 & 6. At our South End location, you can find the RO machine in the back on Aisle 1.

An infographic explaining the reverse osmosis process. It reads: "Reverse Osmosis filtration process. We start with Burlington tap water and pass it through a water softener to remove limescale, a carbon block to pre-filter the water, a sediment filter to remove silt and other particulates, a carbon filter to remove chlorine, and a reverse osmosis membrane to remove other dissolved materials. This process creates incredibly pure water!"
A hand holding a Co-op Membership card. The card depicts brightly-colored abstract art with a City Market logo in the upper right. Across the bottom, it reads "Co-op Member" in white letters. The card is being held in front of a wildflower garden.

Free For Members!

Members can fill up on Reverse Osmosis Water for free! It's available at both of our locations.