Clayton business donates bottled water to Orleans residents

A group of volunteers fills water jugs at Frontenac Crystal Springs, Clayton. The water is being donated to the company in order to provide clean water to residents in the town of Orleans who have been affected by groundwater contamination. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

A group of volunteers fills water jugs at Frontenac Crystal Springs, Clayton. The water is being donated to the company in order to provide clean water to residents in the town of Orleans who have been affected by groundwater contamination. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

CLAYTON — The owner of Frontenac Crystal Springs has decided to donate up to 1,000 five-gallon jugs of spring water, filling a void for town of Orleans residents affected by long-standing groundwater contamination. [Read more…]

Frontenac sells Jefferson and Lewis delivery routes

CLAYTON — Frontenac Crystal Springs has sold its delivery routes in Jefferson and Lewis counties to a distributor based in Watertown, Conn.

Frontenac on Friday reached a deal with Crystal Rock Water, which has a regional office in Syracuse, to handle those routes, starting Monday, according to company President Michael A. Colello.

“We want to focus on up north, as well as our bottling operation,” Mr. Colello said Saturday evening.

The move, which has been under consideration for some time, will also serve to recapitalize the business, he said.

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