Levity Artesian Spring, Delta, British Columbia, Canada

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Between Highway #10 and 64th Ave
Delta, British Columbia V3M 0A2
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Description

3 inch metal pipe comes up out of the ground about 12 inches water gushes out top and a smaller hole off the side.

Additional info: http://www.cyprich.com/2010/12/19/well-water-at-levity-artesian-spring

Nearest Address

On highway #91 going North between Highway #10 AND 64TH Ave. Pull off at the truck rest stop. Mid way there is a trail across the railway tracks through the chain link fence by a creek to the source

Directions from Nearest Address

Near Burns Bog.

Vital Information

  • Fee: No Fee
  • Access: Public
  • Flow: Continuous
  • TDS: N/A
  • Temp: N/A
  • pH: 7.26

Hours Spring is Open:

Always

GPS:

N 49.112125, W 122.906776

Submitted by: Lise Batcheller

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  1. Miro says:

    Thankyou for finding this spring 🙂

    Anyone have the TDS count?

  2. Miro says:

    Thankyou for finding this spring 🙂

    Anyone have the TDS count?

  3. Ronnie says:

    Thank you so much for posting this I am fairly new to BC and to all this and this is first on my list. I will check it out this week.

    Thanks

  4. Jmsporthorse says:

    I found this spring today through this web site and link – your directions and description are perfect. I would add that after you go through the chain link, past the creek, cross the gravel road going towards the abandoned cement sturcture and the water pipe in on your left. Thank you so much

  5. Jmsporthorse says:

    Ah, that would be structure! Typos

  6. Bluntstar says:

    Just went to this spring today, great directions and great tasting water. Took some pictures of the spring too, let me know if you want me to send them so you can put it up here .
    THANX for this site it’s fantastic !!

  7. Lisebatcheller says:

    yes pictures would be great

  8. Lisebatcheller says:

    It gets tested regularly by city of Delta

  9. Rebecca says:

    Thank-you for this listing…I’ve lived in Delta for 30 years and not known about this gem!

    I couldn’t find any resources with the corp of delta regarding testing this water for any kind of parasites, pollutants etc…is this a concern?

  10. Johan Cyprich says:

    Thank you for posting the location of this spring! It was quite an adventure getting water from the spring. I have photos and GPS coordinates on my blog at http://www.cyprich.com/2010/12/19/well-water-at-levity-artesian-spring/.

  11. USB 3G says:

    I thought it was going to be some boring old post, but it really compensated for my time. I will post a link to this page on my blog. I am sure my visitors will find that very useful. Thank you!

  12. Springsaver says:

    Hey All…lets try to keep this one secret…the City of Delta shut down the other public source off 64th Ave a few years back…they will cap this source (which has been running for decades — I have been using this source for 20 years) if it is over used….

  13. Alan says:

    I have been visiting this spring for a while and collecting water.  If you walk to your left on the trail for 5 minutes you will find a spring with a far larger volume, and more pristine setting. For the purposes of hauling water however, the first spring as described in this write up is easier.  Last time I went I spoke to someone who had the water tested, and who confirmed that this water is among the best on earth!

  14. Anonymous says:

    Have been coming here for years, getting several bottles from this spring a week, and I live in Richmond! Best water on the planet; comes from Mt. Baker.

  15. Chasing In Circles says:

    I think they upgraded how it looks… Either that or I got water from the wrong source. I went there and it looked more like a small pond with a pipe that had water gushing from the top. I hope that was the right ‘spring’…

  16. Gypargolf says:

    If you go to the yellow gate at the north end of the truck stop area there is another path that leads to the gushing pipe. I spent 3 hours one afternoon clearing this path. At this spot the train that is often there is not a problem.

    • Glitterfeet says:

      Thanks for this info, just got back from this spring today. i could not cross at the path in the mid-point of the truck stop due to a barbed-wire fence that must have been put up within the past week as i was there last week and it wasn’t there. i didn’t go down to the yellow gate as you mention here & wish i had to see if that damn fence runs all the way down there too. also some concrete blocks were set up to make it more difficult to get to the path. it looks like they want to prevent people from crossing the train tracks which makes sense, but unfortunately, the spring is on the other side. i seriously want to cry right now, this is such a great spring & not too far for me to travel to, and a pretty area for walking. i usually see people there running and walking the trail. just wanted to let everyone know. i also saw the train there much more often than before. not happy!!!!!

      • JMSporthorse says:

        Ack! My son just tried to get water too… all barracaded and big signs everywhere to stop trespassing. We will try the yellow gate next time although my son said it looks blocked now too

    • Anonymous says:

      I wonder if we can get in off Hwy 10 (across from the Golf course) where there is some parking… I will check this potential access out as soon as we can.

  17. Jamesengland says:

    THIS SPRING HAS NEW BEEN FILLED IN BY THE MUNICIPALITY OF DELTA!!!!

    The rational they give is that it is a safety issue becasue people cross the train tracks from the truck stop to  get to the spring..even though there are other entrances to the park without any train tracks..they dont care..I was there a few hours ago and got my last jug of water before they covered it up..this is sooo sad..

    Please I urge you to call the Municipality at 604 946 4141 and complain..

    Also be sure to call Mr Frasier at 604 946 3232 and tell him how you feel about this.

    You can join our facebook group at

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/195496987229707/

    Please tell anyone you can about this and spread the word. Clean water is our right and we need to stop this!

    • Glitterfeet says:

      OMG!! i have tears right now and no words except this FOR SURE is NOT right! & i will help fight this also. I don’t believe they have the right to do this. Letters to the Municipality will also be good, to put something down in concrete form. I agree with you about crossing the train tracks in other places. I was thinking about this the other day: in Richmond there are places where we drive over the tracks in traffic intersections! that is not considered illegal either! CTV news should be contacted also. I’ve requested to join your facebook group. thank you for letting us know! 

    • Jmsporthorse says:

      Wow… how heart wrenching. And so typical of a municipality to ruin this great opportunity to have access to clean, fresh water….
      I will also call the numbers you left and voice my disappointment.
      I was going to just hike in from Hwy 10 to get to the pipe, so to hear there isn’t even a spring anymore is sad.
      Is the beautiful water pool gone too?

  18. Jamesengland says:

    “Is the beautiful water pool gone too?”

    The pool of water above the spring should still be there..but you do not want to drink that. There was a second spring just past the first one where the water bubbled up and went off into the stream..they have now covered that one as well with boulders and semented them in place around and over top of it.

  19. BurtonTheAnarch says:

    The City has put big rocks on top of all 3 springs in the Watershed Park.
    One of the locals told me it is because of how many people are parking in the truck pullout and walking across the railroad tracks.
    PLEASE STOP DOING THIS!!
    There is parking on 64th Ave and trails that lead down to the springs.
       Here is a link to a map of the park:
    http://www.corp.delta.bc.ca/assets/Parks~Recreation~and~Culture/PDF/watershed_trailmap.pdf.

    Do not think that the rules do not apply to you or that you can get away with ignoring the rules.  You just mess it up for the rest of us.

  20. BurtonTheAnarch says:

    I just read some more of the comments here…..
    Park on 64th ave, take a cart (that’s what I do)
    Head downhill to the lower trail, then follow that south, it will turn and go downhill to the pumphouse.  Keep heading north from the pumphouse and you will see all three spring eventually. 
    And when you call the city to complain about the big rocks you should also mention that the city still hasn’t fixed the fence that blocks access from the truck pullout.  And tell them that you park elsewhere to get the water.

    Thank you

    • Jmsporthorse says:

      Hey BurtonTheAnarch

      Are you saying there are still some spirings to get water from at the Delta water shed if we enter from 64th?
      I thought all the the springs had been cemented over

  21. BurtonTheAnarch says:

    Hey JMS
    They put big rocks around and over the spout like a fort and then dumped gravel on it.
    Someone else had already dug out most of the gravel, I had to dig out some more to get my jugs under the flow, but yes you can still get water.

  22. Gypargolf says:

    I was at the spring today. There is now access to all three springs again. No thanks to the City. Shame on them for trying to shut these down. They have now fixed the fences so that there is now no access through the truck stop.

    Please don’t destroy those fences or the City will cement these springs shut once and for all!

    I walked in from 64th and it was about .7km (7 minutes) to the northern most spring. Long way to walk with heavy water but a plan to get a garden wagon as well to haul my 18L bottles.

    Fair bit of work but part of the adventure and well worth it for this healthy water.

    • Helena says:

      I’m glad to hear that the springs are accessible again.
      Back in February, the 15th to be exact, I was loading water bottles in our vehicle, parked legally at the truck stop. I was with my daughter and a friend’s dog. We loved to go for a walk in the watershed and take spring water home with us. Well, we were detained by a “volunteer” police person and two men from the railroad. No introductions on their end; however, after about 10 minutes of dialogue, I still didn’t have any answers as to how to access the springs without the need to carry bottles for long distances. Okay, so I get the need to be safe and the railroad’s worries about lawsuits (I suppose). I have been crossing railroad for about 40 years of my life, and I treat them and trains with respect.
      After about another 20 minutes of detainment and licence taking, I was handed a violation ticket: “enter land upon which a line work is situated”.
      Why this goes through ICBC and what my driver’s licence have to do with this, I do not understand. I suppose I was a scapegoat to try to scare everyone away……
      I do not believe this is just, and a warning would have done the job of educating people such as myself of the importance of track crossing safety. It seems a little fishy….
      I think it is important to dialogue about these issues and Yes, I will continue to be a spokesperson for freedom.

      • Gypargolf says:

        Helena. Sorry to hear you got ticketed but you did break the law and the warning signs are clearly there. The sooner people figure out that coming in from the truck stop is just not on the better the chance that the City of Delta won’t take drastic measures and just cement the springs over.
        It is about 700 metres in from 64th Ave. About a ten minute hike.
        I bought a wagon the haul the heavy bottles.
        Its hard work but most things in life that’s just the way it has to be.

  23. ZLE says:

    Why did they do this ? I know it ment crossing the railway property, but people have been doing it for years. What changed ? I love that water, been drinking it for years (my tap water smells like a swimming pool) How can we get the city to re-open the Kitsum/64 th faucet. They built a great big parking lot there, then shut off the water. WTF

  24. jamie says:

    I have been waling in from 64th to get my water lately..as far as I know noone has cut the fence they put in yet..I am in there all the time as I live so close..I check frequently. Still, they covered the springs again it seems just today.

  25. ZLE says:

    This has gone from bad to STUPID What is going on with the City of Delta ? Why are they going to these extremes ? It’s one thing to close off access from Hiway 91 to please the BNSF rail line,. (Yes it’s probably not a smart thing to go climbing over a parked train) but people cross railway lines all over the world.
    Why is Delta spending all this money to completely obliterate access to the best water in the world. The 3 springs have been completely covered over with boulders that are bolted together. It would take a bulldozer to move them.
    There is a petition started, see photo below for web address.
    To the person who posted these, great job, but could you please put some on the Hwy 91 truck pull out area, where most people used to gain access to the spring.
    How could we get the city to provide a free flowing pipe to the truck pull out area where we could all get the water safely ?  If they are not testing the water anymore, all they would need to do is put up a sign saying that it is not tested & to use at your own risk.. CYA
    Just remember this is Canada, we do not live in a dictatorship..
    Perhaps it is time to call the news media. They can help spread the word & possibly get some spineless politicians to start answering our questions 🙁

  26. ZLE says:

    To the person who put up the green flyers in the park, thanx for the effort. I saw them on Saturday but by Sunday they were all removed.
    There are 2 portable toilets beside the old pumphouse, is that because the city is planning to do some more work/damage to the springs ? I’m sure they were not put there for the park users convenience.
    Many people used to get water from there, why are they not saying anything ? Are Canadian people too complacent ?

  27. Jamie says:

    Again..I would please urge anyone who loves this water and believes in our rights to free access to pure unadulterated drinking water call the municipality of Delta and tell them how you feel about what they have done and demand that the springs be made accessable again.

    Remember, we are dealing with insane people here. These people have no reverance for the true miracle of life that we have been gifted and cannot currently understand the value of this sacred site.

    To the mazatec indians in the mexican mountains of huatla, such springs are sacred places of reverance and worship and they are referred to as “they eyes of the earth”. Most people in our western world are completely removed from reality and live day to day within the paradigm of a dead world, continuously kicking the rotting corpse expecting one last responce from the thing. These people are deaf to the songs of the earth, spiritually blind and cannot see the lifeblood of the mother literally pumping up through her veins in front of their eyes.

    Tap water is a crime, poisonous and stupifing to those who drink it..and yet so many do. We must have compassion for those who oppress us for they cannot see, while at the same time we must get through to these people..

  28. Gypargolf says:

    There is now once again some access to the water here. Smaller jugs only will work.Highly suggest coming in from 64th rather than the railroad. You are trespassing and that is the main motivation for the City to shut this down! The person who once again vandalized the fence is putiing this entire thing in jeopardy.

    • feetchick says:

      oh good! thank you so much for letting us know! i haven’t been able to make it over and wasn’t sure what i would find. yes, PLZ whoever is damaging the fence, please stop, it will not get you anywhere and the springs are in danger of idiocy ruining such a natural, rare treasure. just putting it out to the good universe! 

  29. CJ says:

    A tap with free water will once again flow at Watershed Park in North Delta — at a different site and designed for personal use only.The new water station, which people will have to pump by hand, will be located close to the scout camp in a more central area of the park, according to Delta engineering director Steven Lan. A water line with controls will be connected from one of the three existing wells to the new watering station, costing around $45,000.Full Story  http://www.thenownewspaper.com/Free+water+flows+again+Delta+Watershed+Park+site/6674473/story.html#ixzz1vzRyS8Pk

  30. Koko says:

    Went today. Springs are closed. Boulders over top of them. What a shame.

  31. CrunchyMama says:

    Does anyone here know if the new water site has opened yet? Thanks!

  32. I have visited recently and will update the info on findasprings facebook page with photo’s a video and a map.

    I don’t think you can get here anymore but I have the info on the access they provided in 2012. There is an overflow for the spring so water is actually flowing so it’s probably not just a well now as some are saying.

    The water is ice cold and a little bit hard, there were people filling the big water cooler type bottles and the flow is pretty good.

    The actual GPS location is: 49.116380, -122.904155

    and a proper walking map is here: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/49.1188755,-122.9055955/49.116381,-122.904153/@49.1185827,-122.9057775,198m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Richard,

      Sorry, I’m a bit confused by your comment. Is the spring water available or is it well water?

      I’m totally new to this. I’m currently trying to detox from mould toxicity and spring water would be very helpful for me. I live in North Delta and am just learning about this spring through my research about detoxing.

      Is it recommended to boil this water?

    • Janet McLachlen says:

      hello Sarah,

      i live close to White Rock. May I ask where you go to collect fresh spring water Thank you

      janet

  33. irene says:

    Hi, do people organize carpools from downtown Vancouver to the spring? I’d love to go but I don’t have a car. I’d be willing to give you some gas money if you take me there. Thanks!

  34. Cory Warlimont says:

    Is this spring currently accessible and usable?

    • Zach says:

      It’s usable but I think you can only access it from 64th ave. now (there is a tap installed just north of the water tower), not from the highway.

  35. Kreykrey says:

    Visited this one last week and it’s shut off. The access from the hwy is fenced off and the pipe is shut off. 🙁

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