THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
We are so appreciative of the support everyone showed during our Lynnfield Zoning Board of Appeals meeting on October 2. We prevailed at the hearing and many of you got to speak on behalf of our spring. We know you had other things to do and greatly appreciate your taking the time to attend. Now our work continues.
Our goal is to provide our wonderful water to you and to educate you on what we see are challenges to water supplies around the world. While we note challenges, we also want to provide solutions. As we carry out our mission, we will continue to be focused on writing here on the following issues:
Our Spring – We provide updates on our spring and share the stories of the people who visit it. Our articles contain hyperlinks to the sources of our stories … NO FAKE NEWS HERE! We know that people who visit our website and spring have interest in water and conserving our planet … so we turn you on to news and resources that keep you informed. Here is a good article we found on Indians who have no drinking water when there is a Nestle water bottler nearby! It is stories like this that we want to bring to your attention.
The Retail Water Markets – We know that you pass through shopping markets and see water labeled as “spring,” “mineral,” “pure,” etc. But what we continue to read about mislabeling of water that is nothing more than filtered/chemically treated water. Lawsuits against giants Nestle and LaCroix provide a disturbing look into what goes into water that many people drink each day. Whether people enjoy these water products for convenience or safety (public water supplies are another problem) they trust that these companies and the government organizations that provide oversight will provide a safe product. This may not be the case.
Quality of Our Public Water – We are the first to admit that Boston has done a lot to clean up the harbor and rivers … but it probably had nowhere to go but up! Boston Harbor is the cleanest it has been in decades and the The Charles River is almost swimmable (not that we would recommend that). However, each week we seem to see problems with local water supplies … like in Stoneham,
Plastics And Our Oceans – Our oceans are in trouble. Plastics, overfishing and pollution spilling into the oceans is killing our most abundant resource … WATER! Again, some of these issues hit close to home like this story of seals dying along our coast earlier this year. The specific reasons for this type of damage are not known, but it is clear that it has to do with our continued mistreatment of our oceans. For our part, our business model is based on reusing containers (preferably glass) through vending refills. This eliminates millions of plastic bottles from our landfills and oceans.
Saving Our Planet – We believe that our spring provides a way for people to connect with the earth. It is more than just saving our planet from pollution, it is about getting to know more about the planet so we care enough to save it. To some, our spring has been a place of spiritual enrichment and others a place to meditate in a busy world. There is a spiritual awakening going on around the country and we see it everyday at Boston Clear.
Whatever your reasons for visiting our spring, we thank you. We thank you for sharing your stories and stopping by to talk to us in the office. We thank you for your support and we look forward to serving future generations the finest water in the galaxy!