Your Community Watering Hole

Serving Santa Cruz County since 1998


Quality Water of Aptos is a locally owned, clean and friendly water store just outside Aptos Village. Our mission is to provide a “community watering hole” — a pleasant and professional place to pick up your drinking water. We offer the highest quality, best-tasting water in town, as well as installation and maintenance of Reverse Osmosis systems in homes and businesses.

We are located at 7960 Soquel Drive, in a convenient shopping center with plenty of parking. Open 10a to 6p Monday through Friday and 10a to 3p on Saturdays. Closed Sundays. Our vending machine is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Our Services

We provide fresh, pure drinking water 24 hours a day. Come pick up a reusable, polycarbonate, BPA-free bottle — we have all sizes — and fill it up right at our store. Off hours, our machine is right outside and takes quarters and bills. We also carry sports bottles, crocks, stands and even bottles for your pets.

Would you like our quality water in your home or business? We install Reverse Osmosis systems right under your sink, and provide maintenance services. Contact us for a quote or just stop by the store.

What is Reverse Osmosis?

Reverse Osmosis is a highly effective purification process to remove pollutants by forcing the contaminated liquid from one side of the membrane to the other by applying more pressure than usual.

The result of this process is tasty drinking water without impurities such as:

  • bacteria
  • pyrogens
  • viruses
  • pesticides
  • chlorine
  • detergents
  • industrial waste
  • asbestos
  • dissolved solids
  • sodium
  • calcium
  • sulfates


Our water is $.50 per gallon — the same price since 2004!

Save money. Join our Water Club.

$20/50 gallons ($.40 per gallon)
$40/105 gallons ($.38 per gallon)
$100/275 gallons ($.36 per gallon)


About the Owners

As Santa Cruz locals for over 40 years, Scott & Diane Carter have been running this store since January 2016. They love their loyal customers and have made so many new friends at Quality Water, often helping to fill bottles and carrying jugs out to cars. Come meet Bentley, the furry, four-legged store manager! (His shy brother, Panko, is in the back.)