Meet Nook Water: The Official Bottled Water of D.C. Offering Pure, Chemical-Free Refreshment

Two District residents are making a reputation for his or her enterprise in addition to cash by providing the one substance that’s important to the survival of human beings: water.

“My companion and I came upon that good, bottled water was not out there in neighborhoods east of the [Anacostia] River versus different areas of D.C.,” stated Ronnie Webb, co-founder and co-owner of Nook Water, a Black-owned enterprise that makes a speciality of promoting its personal model of bottled water within the District.

 “We discovered this out whereas working with kids at Stanton Elementary College instructing about meals methods and concrete gardening,” Webb continued. “We requested the youngsters to enter their neighborhood to get a way of what wholesome meals choices had been like. The kids instructed us that there was a scarcity of fine choices on bottled water, and we determined to do one thing about it.”

With Nook Water — based in 2021 — Webb, 37, and his companion Jerome Nesbitt stated they provide clients a product of 100% pure premium Artesian water that flows from native pure springs that doesn’t require and include chemical compounds and purifying brokers present in different bottled water manufacturers. Nook Water payments itself because the District’s official bottled water. Among the many institutions promoting the product are Metrobar DC and Rhode Island Liquors in Northeast; eateries akin to FishScale DC and DC Candy Potato Bakery Cake in Northwest; and all Store Made in DC places by way of the Washington metropolitan space. 

The product is bought at District farmer’s markets. Supply is accessible to clients however solely within the metropolis.

Nook Water’s Function

Webb stated Nook Water has a number of functions.

“We did this to earn money,” he stated. “We additionally need to present younger individuals you can earn money actually and earn a superb dwelling off of your work. Lots of our distributors are youth and we’re instructing them priceless enterprise and life abilities.”

Webb and Nesbitt not too long ago accomplished the By Our Arms Cohort, a venture of the Larger Washington City League (GWUL) for Black-owned meals institutions. The pair acquired a $10,000 grant from the City League and sponsors. 

Nesbitt stated this system supplied applications in enterprise counseling, networking and the way to achieve the meals business.

“This system was very helpful,” Nesbitt, 36, stated. “Our facilitator Furard Tate introduced us data that’s exhausting to get generally. We appreciated to have interaction with him and admired his dedication. Networking with our classmates was essential, too.”

Nook Water will maintain an occasion with the Black Alley Band on Sept. 15 for the “Water is Tradition Marketing campaign.” The marketing campaign promotes the model and the wholesome advantages of consuming water.