We’re business partners with our community, Glens Falls, NY.
Water is an abundant city resource.
JUST helps to put it work for the community.
As JUST grows, so does Glens Falls.



We’re business partners with our community, Glens Falls, NY.
Water is an abundant city resource.
JUST helps to put it work for the community.
As JUST grows, so does Glens Falls.




makes a direct & positive impact on our community.

makes a direct & positive impact on our community.

Part of investing in a community is to take a presence in the heart of it and use your investment energy to help drive restoration. In Glens Falls, we not only found an abundant source of water, we found a city ripe for revitalization. We have repurposed a building, created new revenue streams and generated job flow that will increase as JUST grows over time.
Part of investing in a community is to take a presence in the heart of it and use your investment energy to help drive restoration. In Glens Falls, we not only found an abundant source of water, we found a city ripe for revitalization. We have repurposed a building, created new revenue streams and generated job flow that will increase as JUST grows over time.

SO WE BOUGHT A CHURCH.


Like so many cities across America, Glens Falls has many historic buildings that could be working harder for them. Many buildings in Glens Falls are empty and not generating property tax.


It is very challenging for a city to generate funds and prosper when buildings sit vacant. Schools and social services face gaps in financial support. This can cripple a small town like Glens Falls. With this in mind, we set up our facility in an abandoned church so we could put it back on the city’s tax rolls.


The owner of the church was the Salvation Army of Glens Falls, who were eager to sell the church as it was being unused. For JUST, buying this church meant helping the city and the Salvation Army of Glens Falls.



The good news?
It worked. 92% of the money invested in the making of our first facility stayed in the single 518 area code.

SO WE BOUGHT A CHURCH.

Like so many cities across America, Glens Falls has many historic buildings that could be working harder for them. Many buildings in Glens Falls are empty and not generating property tax.


It is very challenging for a city to generate funds and prosper when buildings sit vacant. Schools and social services face gaps in financial support. This can cripple a small town like Glens Falls. With this in mind, we set up our facility in an abandoned church so we could put it back on the city’s tax rolls.


The owner of the church was the Salvation Army of Glens Falls, who were eager to sell the church as it was being unused. For JUST, buying this church meant helping the city and the Salvation Army of Glens Falls.



The good news?
It worked. 92% of the money invested in the making of our first facility stayed in the single 518 area code.

NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR AN OLD BUILDING.


Churches are tall - so we first had to figure out how to heat a large area efficiently as possible. By laying nine inches of new concrete we made use of the pre-existing radiant heating in the floor. This bottom-up approach to heating allows more efficiency with our energy use.

NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR AN OLD BUILDING.

Churches are tall - so we first had to figure out how to heat a large area efficiently as possible. By laying nine inches of new concrete we made use of the pre-existing radiant heating in the floor. This bottom-up approach to heating allows more efficiency with our energy use.

FROM CHURCH TO LABORATORY.


We take quality control very seriously. Our laboratory was built under the guidance of a world water safety and quality authority, and our quality control and assurance measures require hourly testing of our water. We also have ongoing testing rigor with an external lab that is certified by the Department of Health’s Environmental Laboratory Approval Program (ELAP).

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FROM CHURCH TO LABORATORY.

We take quality control very seriously. Our laboratory was built under the guidance of a world water safety and quality authority, and our quality control and assurance measures require hourly testing of our water. We also have ongoing testing rigor with an external lab that is certified by the Department of Health’s Environmental Laboratory Approval Program (ELAP).

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MORE ABOUT GLENS FALLS...



With a history dating back to the early 1800s, Glens Falls is located in northeastern New York between Saratoga Springs and Lake George. Situated at the base of the Adirondack Mountains, it is a gateway to the Adirondack State Park, a 6 million acre park with more than 10,000 lakes, 30,000 miles of rivers and streams.

It is the home to the Adirondack Thunder, the AA feeder team to the NHL’s New Jersey Devils and it also served as inspiration to James Fenimore Cooper for his historical novel, The Last of the Mohicans.

Like many other cities in the U.S., Glens Falls has struggled in the recent years to maintain services without large tax increases. Adding to this challenge is the population shift in the city. Since 1950, Glens Falls has lost 25 percent of its population.

“For a company like JUST to come to town and partner with us means a lot to the community. It drives much needed investment and ongoing revenue while remaining responsible with our local, natural resources.”

Jack Diamond, Glens Falls Mayor, 2008-2017

A COMMON CHALLENGE.



Like many American communities whose economies have been changed dramatically in recent decades, fixing an aging infrastructure in Glens Falls is a challenge. Many of the century-old pipes in the municipal water system are still in use. They are leaky and inefficient, with 500 million gallons being lost through the cracks annually.

FIXING LEAKS.



JUST has created a new, water-based revenue stream for the city which is directly addressing these challenges. By commercializing the city’s water fairly, we’ve created a pool of capital that is put towards fixing those leaks and can ultimately lead to actually raising the city’s watershed level as the net loss of water dwindles. It’s not the easiest way for us to run our business, but it’s the right way.

MORE ABOUT GLENS FALLS...

With a history dating back to the early 1800s, Glens Falls is located in northeastern New York between Saratoga Springs and Lake George. Situated at the base of the Adirondack Mountains, it is a gateway to the Adirondack State Park, a 6 million acre park with more than 10,000 lakes, 30,000 miles of rivers and streams.

It is the home to the Adirondack Thunder, the AA feeder team to the NHL’s New Jersey Devils and it also served as inspiration to James Fenimore Cooper for his historical novel, The Last of the Mohicans.

Like many other cities in the U.S., Glens Falls has struggled in the recent years to maintain services without large tax increases. Adding to this challenge is the population shift in the city. Since 1950, Glens Falls has lost 25 percent of its population.
“For a company like JUST to come to town and partner with us means a lot to the community. It drives much needed investment and ongoing revenue while remaining responsible with our local, natural resources.”

Jack Diamond, Glens Falls Mayor, 2008-2017

A COMMON CHALLENGE.

Like many American communities whose economies have been changed dramatically in recent decades, fixing an aging infrastructure in Glens Falls is a challenge. Many of the century-old pipes in the municipal water system are still in use. They are leaky and inefficient, with 500 million gallons being lost through the cracks annually.

FIXING LEAKS.

JUST has created a new, water-based revenue stream for the city which is directly addressing these challenges. By commercializing the city’s water fairly, we’ve created a pool of capital that is put towards fixing those leaks and can ultimately lead to actually raising the city’s watershed level as the net loss of water dwindles. It’s not the easiest way for us to run our business, but it’s the right way.