Blue Dot Water is a locally owned business providing affordable healthy water to the Reno, Sparks, and Carson City communities through our store and via delivery.
We’re passionate about the environment and our beautiful community, and believe that clean water is the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. We sell only BPA-Free products to ensure that the tasty water you drink comes in an equally clean container!
Blue Dot Water is owned by husband and wife team Chris Gillis and Christina Henson. They both love living so close to the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains and their locally based family.
Come in to taste test our delicious water and say hi!
WHY “BLUE DOT”?
In 1977 Voyager 1 was launched into space on an interstellar journey that would eventually take it beyond our solar system, the first man-made object ever to do so. By February 14, 1990 Voyager 1 had completed its primary mission and was on its way toward the edge of the solar system. At this time, at the urging of Carl Sagan, NASA scientists turned Voyager 1 around for one last look at the planets it had visited. In its lens it captured the Earth, an infinitesimally small point of bluish light caught in a sunbeam. The image inspired Sagan to famously say;
Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.
Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.
The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.
It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”
-Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
This wonderful outlook on the Earth, its place in the universe, and its inhabitants perfectly mirrors our own views on how to live on our beautiful, blue, water-blessed world – with care and kindness. Coincidentally (or not?), we decided on the name while floating around in a swimming pool.