Welcome to the Merlin Eco Solution website! We're really excited to share our mission with you. We hope you'll continue to return to this site not only for your water purification needs, but also to hear the latest news of how our efforts are helping people obtain clean drinking water all over the world. We'll also be talking about how Merlin Eco Solutions fits into our broader Merlin Mission with our series "Voyages of the Merlin" still in development. We've come a long way in the few years that Merlin Eco and Voyages of the Merlin got started, so I wanted to go back to the beginning to tell the story of how we came to be. So I sat down with Charles J. Chervenka, Co-Owner and Director of Production of Merlin Eco Solutions and Executive Producer of Voyages of the Merlin. The Merlin mission started with an idea he came up with during a vacation in northern Michigan. I asked him to tell the tale.
"Almost 10 years ago I agreed to vacation in Harbor Springs with my wife. I resisted this for a number of years because she loves to shop and I knew that I would wind up following her around. When she shops she looks at everything, touches most everything, buys almost nothing and is content to do this
So you have this idea. What happened after the shopping trip?
"I had just met Joe Novitsky. We were both a victim of a commercial real estate scam and misery does love company. Anyway, the idea of the Merlin fired up Joe and the ideas started flying. We wanted the Merlin to be as green as possible so we looked into propulsion systems, solar generators, etc.. Instead of carrying bottled water aboard the boat, Joe started considering what it would take to purify the river water on which the Merlin would be traveling."
Seems like a good idea. How did the purifier go from idea to reality?
"After much testing, burning out at least 200 electric pumps and fiddling with uncounted filters and UV boxes, Joe came up with what would become the production model of the Merlin Eco Solutions water purifier."
So how does this all tie together? The purifier, the series, the mission?
"With this purifier we hope to provide clean water at a reasonable expense to people in need around the globe. Profits from the sale of the water purifier will be used to finally launch the Voyages of the Merlin. Voyages of the Merlin is our series that will educate, entertain and inspire people to care for our waterways. We also will launch another new product, namely our wind/solar/hydro generator."
It all sounds really promising and exciting!
"Where we go from here is anybody's guess, but whatever we come up with will be in response to the needs of others and will be as green as we can possibly make it."