Most grocery stores in Colorado sell their ice for between $2 and $5.
We can sell water too! City of Lakewood and Denver sells their water @ the rate of $4.66 per 1000 gallons. Half a penny or less for water!
With water costing less then 1 cent, we can easily sell 1 gallon of water for 40 cents. The average grocery store sells their water for $0.69.
The average Twice the Ice Machine in the US makes approx. $100,000 per year in gross sales.
The Ice House itself retails for $150,000. Site fees for water taps and power are extra. Estimated total build cost is about $250,000.
Because it's inside building we don't need to winterize the structure. We will need to run some heaters to keep the room above freezing. We can sell water and ice year round, though most sales will be of water in the winter.
$0.40/gallon water, $1.75 for a 10 pound bag, $3.00 for a 20 pound bag. $2.50 for a bulk 20 pound (eg a cooler).
The key problems with bagged ice at the store are the price and the fact that many stores run out during the summer. By making ice onsite we don't need to stock or supply anything.