THOUGHTS FROM OUR FOUNDER
The great State of New York is ripe with folklore and history and teeming with natural beauty. Arguably the most beautiful state in the country, it is home to Niagara Falls at its Northwest apex, hundreds of waterfalls throughout the Finger Lakes region, the gorgeous Hudson River Valley, the High Peaks of the Adirondacks, and the crystal clear rivers and streams of the Catskill Mountains. As a property owner in the Catskill Mountains, it has been my lifelong dream to combine my passions of local and regional history, natural wonder, art, and philanthropy in a meaningful and practical way. Catskill water has been enjoyed by water lovers for decades and I am pleased to share our refreshing product along with a celebration of New York’s history and beauty. Finally, at Catskill Clear, we are proud to donate a portion of our proceeds to New York State Wildlife Preservation Organizations. When you purchase Catskill Clear, you not only help support a New York based business, you also help local artists and local charities all at once. What a great feeling! Celebrate Catskill Clear’s initial works of art: Niagara Falls, Rip Van Winkle, Taughannock Falls, Letchworth State Park, The Erie Canal, and Kaaterskill Falls.
-Dr. Wayne S. Cook, Founder, Catskill Clear, Inc.
We Believe in Bottled Water Because It Saves Lives Every Day Worldwide
Large slums surround virtually every large city in the Third World. In these slums there is little or no access to water, electricity, basic services and infrastructure. In addition, around 94% of slum dwellers lack access to adequate sanitation. Most “homes” are let on a room-by-room basis with many families (averaging six people) living in a single room. These deplorable conditions have serious health repercussions on the inhabitants which is demonstrated by high mortality rates of children largely caused by a lack of or filthy drinking water. The Cite Soleil slum in Haiti (shown below) is the workplace of personal acquaintances at Catskill Clear. In this slum and hundreds like it throughout the Third World, bottled water is precious and is saving lives every day. In many such slums when the bottles are empty, they are converted into crude electric bulbs and provide the only source of electricity available! In non-slum areas of the world, water bottles are also saving lives. In hurricane and typhoon-ravaged countries, water bottles replace destroyed water systems. This even happens in the US as we have recently seen in such places as Florida, West Virginia, New Jersey and, more recently on the campus of UCLA.