November 24, 2015 9:34 am

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By Amanda Denomme |

The Water Store held their grand opening of their newest store location on Wednesday, November 11. Located at 2419 N. Cedar St. in Holt, individuals can seamlessly purchase purified drinking water made by Reverse Osmosis. Conveniently, the store offers a 24 hour water vending machine. The cost to fill your own bottle is thirty-five cents a gallon, or customers can purchase bottles from The Water Store in increments of 5 gallons, 3 gallons, or 1 gallon.


Additionally the store provides service to both residential and commercial accounts. Currently, the store has over 400 accounts in the Holt and Lansing area. Due to the great demand for water in this area, it made perfect sense for store owner, Roy Tong, to open a location in Holt.


“It’s very exciting to have a new location,” said Tong. “Holt is a great area, and we like that it is a small community. Most importantly, we feel we can now better serve our customers who live in this area by providing a store close to home.”


Tong has owned water stores for over 25 years, and enjoys what he does greatly. Besides the new Holt store, he also owns two stores in Jackson.


Purified drinking water is not the only item the Water Store offers. Tong also sells a variety of other products, including, water coolers, Keruig machines, ceramic dispensers, bottle covers, water racks, and over 80 different brands of k-cups.


“There really is something here for everyone,” said Tong. “It’s also important to note that individuals do not have to purchase our bottles in order to use our vending machine. You can bring and fill up your own bottles.”


Also, If individuals do not have time to fill up one of the Water Store’s bottles, they can just exchange the bottle for a new one.


The Water Store is open from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. On Saturday, the store is opened from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Currently, the store is closed on Sundays.


If you would like to learn more about the Water Store or if you have any questions, you can call (517) 889-5282 or visit their website at


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