Big Spring, Pleasant Hill, IL 62366

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3 miles NE of Pleasant Hill, IL 62366
Pleasant Hill, IL 62366
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Big Spring has a concrete trough that is nearly 100 years old.  Many of the area old timers still fill containers to take home for drinking water.  Several years ago a local Boy Scout organized a project to move the trough farther from the road after county highway officials determined it was too close to the road.

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  1. Amy says:

    Went here on July 4th, 2018. The water was running into the trough at a pretty slow rate so it took a while to fill up containers. You can see the pipe running up to the actual spring on the hillside. It flows out into a little concrete area that is covered by cinder blocks and sheet metal, and then drains into the pipe from there. I looked afterwards and there were leaves and bugs in that concrete area, but the water comes out perfectly clear at the trough. I’ve been drinking it for about 4 days now and no sign of sickness or digestion changes. So that is good! However, the taste of this water is a little different than what I’m used to (a spring in AZ) so I’ve been a little nervous about what is giving it that taste. It kinda tastes like city water with that kinda metallic aftertaste to it. Maybe I’m just not used to the midwest? There is a lot of agriculture and industry around there, so, I am thinking about calling the county to see if it has been tested in order to find out more info.

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Comment:This is located right off the road – there is a gravel turn-off area to park.

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