Lawson Spring, Lawson, NSW, 2783

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Posted: July 10, 2014

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Hughes Avenue
Lawson, NSW, 2783
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This spring is located north of Lawson, a town in the mid Blue Mountains.

Drive to the northern end of Hughes Avenue, Lawson.  You can leave your car here.  Walk down the bush track straight ahead (not to the right).  There is a sign with a few local bushwalks marked on it.  After about 30metres, there will be a right hand turn that goes down a little windy track.  Follow this path for about a minute, and you end up at the spring.

The spring is located in a very cute little grotto, and is tapped with a terracotta pipe.  A magic little spot.

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  1. S says:

    PH 4.5

    TDS APPROXIMATELY 40

    • L. says:

      Thanks for the information S…I’m a complete newbie, does this mean it’s safe? Good quality? I thought 4.5 would be too acidic?
      I have concerns after the bad bush-fires that occurred there and the levels of asbestos that were believed to be in the area.

  2. Sophia says:

    Hi all,

    I took this water to SLS lab and here are the results – sorry about the copy & paste. The only thing that is higher than <0.0001 is barium, manganese, & zinc. Email me if you'd like the results from the lab forwarded to your email address:

    Analytical Results
    Sub-Matrix: WATER Client sample ID sample 1 —- —- —- —-
    (Matrix: WATER)
    Client sampling date / time [14-Nov-2016] —- —- —- —-
    Compound CAS Number LOR Unit ES1625860-001 ——– ——– ——– ——–
    Result —- —- —- —-
    ED093F: Dissolved Major Cations
    Calcium 7440-70-2 1 mg/L 2 —- —- —- —-
    Magnesium 7439-95-4 1 mg/L <1 —- —- —- —-
    Sodium 7440-23-5 1 mg/L 9 —- —- —- —-
    Potassium 7440-09-7 1 mg/L 2 —- —- —- —-
    EG020T: Total Metals by ICP-MS
    Antimony 7440-36-0 0.001 mg/L <0.001 —- —- —- —-
    Arsenic 7440-38-2 0.001 mg/L <0.001 —- —- —- —-
    Beryllium 7440-41-7 0.001 mg/L <0.001 —- —- —- —-
    Barium 7440-39-3 0.001 mg/L 0.009 —- —- —- —-
    Cadmium 7440-43-9 0.0001 mg/L <0.0001 —- —- —- —-
    Chromium 7440-47-3 0.001 mg/L <0.001 —- —- —- —-
    Cobalt 7440-48-4 0.001 mg/L <0.001 —- —- —- —-
    Copper 7440-50-8 0.001 mg/L <0.001 —- —- —- —-
    Lead 7439-92-1 0.001 mg/L <0.001 —- —- —- —-
    Manganese 7439-96-5 0.001 mg/L 0.025 —- —- —- —-
    Molybdenum 7439-98-7 0.001 mg/L <0.001 —- —- —- —-
    Nickel 7440-02-0 0.001 mg/L <0.001 —- —- —- —-
    Selenium 7782-49-2 0.01 mg/L <0.01 —- —- —- —-
    Tin 7440-31-5 0.001 mg/L <0.001 —- —- —- —-
    Zinc 7440-66-6 0.005 mg/L 0.008 —- —- —- —-
    Boron 7440-42-8 0.05 mg/L <0.05 —- —- —- —-
    EG035T: Total Recoverable Mercury by FIMS
    Mercury 7439-97-6 0.0001 mg/L <0.0001 —- —- —- —-
    MW006: Faecal Coliforms & E.coli by MF
    Faecal Coliforms —- 1 CFU/100mL <1 —- —- —- —-
    Escherichia coli —- 1 CFU/100mL <1 —- —- —- —-
    MW007: Coliforms by MF
    Coliforms —- 1 CFU/100mL <1

  3. Jemma Hughes says:

    thank you Sofia for kindly getting the water tested for the community! I have minimal knowledge of health mineral content levels, so are these results all in all good? or are the trace minerals not as evident as hoped? whats your take? I’m going to check out the spot today!

  4. Karen says:

    Hi everyone I am new to this site. Is anyone still using this spring currently? Also as mentioned in previous questions what does the water test results mean. Thanks!

  5. Jemma says:

    I used the spring in Feb 2017 and it was fab and tasted great. ive uploaded the photo above. directions were spot on and its so so easy to access and carry water a few pathetic metres back to your car or whatever..

  6. jack says:

    Damn wishwe had a spring in Sydney

    Now hose` people are going to drive that far .
    And so many people are going and using the SPRING..
    And none of u had a cellphone or a camera to take a picof the Place ??

  7. Craig Talbot says:

    I just tested the pH of this with a reliable pH meter.
    4.87
    that’s pretty acidic.

  8. Bezza says:

    Gday …. Sophia, may I please have a copy of the Lab results emailed to me?

    thanks for getting the water tested, regards.

  9. Craig says:

    Hello,
    I had this water retested 24/10/18
    (www.envirolab.com.au $200). Looks good to drink no bacteria or heavy metals.
    It is pretty acidic (4.7), as previously reported.
    Which is fine, though might be an idea to add some CaCO3 (chalk) or NaHCO3 (Baking Soda) and use a pH stick to bring the pH up a little to 7.
    To put in in context, even though the water is acidic – Orange Juice (pH3) and Coke (pH2.5) are both more acidic than this still. Enamel in your teeth dissolves at 5.5

  10. Neecy says:

    Wondering if anyone does anything to raise the PH level of the water prior to consuming and if so what please? Thanks Sophia for getting the water tested and sharing on here!

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