Have you ever thought about how much does 5 gallons of water weigh? You might be surprised to learn that it can weigh anywhere from 41.7 lbs to 44 lbs, depending on the temperature and how much salt is in the water. This may sound like a relatively insignificant amount of weight, but when it comes to pouring 5 gallons worth of water over long distances, understanding the exact weight becomes increasingly important. Finally getting answers to your questions about this seemingly obscure topic doesn’t have to be difficult—our blog post will provide an easy-to-follow guide for calculating just how much 5 gallons of water weighs so you never have to wonder again.
How much is a gallon of water?
The weight of a gallon of water depends on the unit of measurement. In the United States, a gallon is equivalent to 128 fluid ounces, or approximately 3.785 liters. In the United Kingdom, a gallon is equal to 160 fluid ounces, or approximately 4.546 liters. For the purpose of this discussion, we will focus on the weight of a gallon of water using the American gallon measurement (128 fl oz).
How much does 5 gallons of water weigh?
A 5-gallon container of water typically weighs about 42 pounds when full. It’s a low-maintenance solution as the jugs weigh very little when empty. Culligan offers convenient delivery schedules to ensure you always have access to great-tasting, clean Culligan water at home or in the office.
How many pounds is 5 gallons of water?
Five gallons of water weighs approximately 42 pounds. If carrying 42 pounds is challenging, some brands offer 2.5 gallon options that weigh around 21 pounds.
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How to carry 5 gallons of water?
How to transport 5 gallons of water? Here is an image displaying the maneuverability of a 5-gallon Scepter (read my Scepter water can review) with a sturdy handle, suitable for most adults over short distances. Many water jugs labeled as 20L are generally marketed as 5 gallons, which is closely approximate.
Where can you fill a 5 gallon jug?
You can find water filling stations in most grocery stores and some gas stations where you can fill a 5-gallon jug. For great-tasting water, consider looking for locations with Primo (link to their locations) or search “water filling station” on Google. These stations are required to regularly inspect their equipment and generally provide noticeably better quality water compared to tap water in most areas.
Weight reference chart for gallons of water
|Gallons of water||Pounds||Kilos|
|1 gallon||8.33 lb||3.78 kg|
|2 gallons||16.66 lb||7.56 kg|
|3 gallons||24.99 lb||11.33 kg|
|4 gallons||33.32 lb||15.11 kg|
|5 gallons||41.64 lb||18.89 kg|
|6 gallons||49.97 lb||22.67 kg|
|7 gallons||58.3 lb||26.45 kg|
|8 gallons||66.63 lb||30.22 kg|
|9 gallons||74.96 lb||34 kg|
|10 gallons||83.29 lb||37.78 kg|
|11 gallons||91.62 lb||41.56 kg|
|12 gallons||99.95 lb||45.33 kg|
|13 gallons||108.28 lb||49.11 kg|
|14 gallons||116.6 lb||52.89 kg|
|15 gallons||124.93 lb||56.67 kg|
|16 gallons||133.26 lb||60.45 kg|
|17 gallons||141.59 lb||64.22 kg|
|18 gallons||149.92 lb||68 kg|
|19 gallons||158.25 lb||71.78 kg|
|20 gallons||166.58 lb||75.56 kg|