Single mother becomes first black woman to own a spring water bottling business in New York. Paulla McCarthy, a single Black mom from NYC, is the owner of YSS Water Works, a spring water bottling plant in upstate New York.
She is the first Black woman in the state to own and run a company of this nature, making her history!
McCarthy accepted an offer from an elderly couple to buy their water plant and an aquifer on 15 acres of land in October 2020.
The water bottling facility is currently run by her nonprofit, the Youth Savings Society.
As water becomes more insufficient globally, it is predicted to increase value and even become more valuable than gold over the next 50 years.
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Some major water companies have been offering her to sell her property for $20 million, but she is determined to keep it as she values the importance of Black ownership in natural resources.
“I’m not going to sell. I want to change and move this narrative that we don’t own anything,” McCarthy told Earn Your Leisure.