Why Spring Water, anyway?

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. gavin says:

    we would like to see our spring from italy shown on your website to help out our friends and the whole lot of people who want to get spring water

  2. Trish says:

    Daniel there is a company here is WA state that says they deliver Spring Water from Mt. Rainier, will this be as good or not. I don’t know how to find the time to go get spring water myself…

    • Our best advice is to ask a lot of questions. In other words make sure you are getting spring water. It will likely at the very least have to be UV treated for legal reasons but may very well be a nice upgrade from the tap. There are some wonderful high integrity companies out there delivering spring water 🙂

      The FindASpring Team

  3. Lee says:

    Keep me informed on current and new developments related to environmental health and methods to enhance health living.
    Thanks.
    Lee

  4. Eduardo R says:

    Hello can someone help me ..i cant find the drinking springs.. all i see in these website is hotsrings ..im in Nothern california…can someone give me some leads plz …thanks god bless

  5. Alexandra says:

    Where do you get that giant glass water bottle?

    • JAMES OSBORNE says:

      The large glass bottles are called carboys.
      You can find them at any home brewing store or buy them on line. They also have new PET plastic carboys that do not give the water a plastic taste.

  6. Diane says:

    On your site you have Cherry Knoll Spring in Amherst, Ohio how do I know if it is safe. How do you test it?

    • You can have the water independently tested if there is a concern on your part. It is also helpful to speak with others visiting the spring and their personal experience with the water 🙂

    • MsJ says:

      Diane: If it’s a facility like the one in Chardon, OH (Deep Springs Trout Club) they have a leaflet showing the pH and when it was last tested as well as the history of the site. They sell the water for .30/per gallon but it’s worth it to me. If it’s not a facility just buy a pH test kit and test it yourself. Remember the higher the pH level the better it is for you because it contains the minerals we lack. Also, research the place before you go. Good Luck!!

  7. sam bernfeld says:

    Where is the closest spring to me 10952 monsey NY?

  8. Ken says:

    Why is spring water any different from groundwater that is pumped from a well? Would anywhere that groundwater naturally flows to the surface be defined as a spring? (You should probably add a definition of spring on your website.) If so, then all streams, lakes and wetlands that derive water from groundwater are springs?

    Your video suggests that because spring water is derived from aquifers that it does not contain contaminants and is safer than water provided by municipalities. However, your disclaimer advocates testing spring water before consumption suggesting that spring water can be harmful (perhaps from human caused contamination or natural toxins/pathogens). Which is it?

    • Keep an eye out for our FAQ! I think the disclaimer is pretty self explanatory 😉 We offer a service but cannot be held responsible for what people choose or do not choose to do with said resource!

  9. Emmanuel says:

    Viktor Schauberger’s book Water Wizard is an excellent resource to learn about the different energetic properties of water, and why natural spring water is the best for human health. Water makes up 80% of the human body, it should be the best possible!

  10. Joan Apter says:

    your site is a mystery. i can’t get a list of the springs in new york state. just a map with dots on it. any ideas how to get a list? thanks

    • After you perform a search a box will come up on the lower left of the screen showing say 1 of _ #of springs. You can scroll through your search results using the left and right arrows or you can use the zoom button on the map to get closer to your area. Hope this helps 🙂

  11. kkh says:

    i would like to know how long the water will stay fresh out of the fridge. what i mean is, we get water from the spring pump at eleven mile canyon when we camp there. we usually get two or three gallons at a time. i would love to get one of those big jugs you show in the video (10 gallon?) but it would never fit in my fridge. would i be able to keep it in those jugs, out of the fridge, for a while? and just fill a gallon jug in the fridge off of the big one?

    • It really depends on the climate you are in, how long it will last. I am writing to you from Maine so we store ours in a cool and dark location that is very cool, like a basement. This time of year it keeps for several weeks for us as it is so cold the water leans towards freezing. Water does of course spoil so careful storage is a must. If you have a location that is cool and keep it from direct sunlight you should be able to gauge for yourself its freshness. Perhaps comment directly on the spring itself in the comment section and get feedback from others on their experience 🙂 Thank you for reaching out!

  12. Naomi says:

    I am happy to have found your site and I hope it will lead me to a good quality source. There is a source not far from me in Tuxedo, NY which was tested last year and found positive for chloroform and negative for e.Coli. What does this indicate to you? Are there other tests generally recommended, as in pesticide panel, metals, etc…? Thank you!

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  14. Lee Parker says:

    I believe that video is overly enthusiastic on the sourcing and purity of spring water. Springs are dependent on ground water. Why else would they go dry sometimes? Flowing wells – Artesian – drilled into rock are dependent on aquifers may or may not have pollutants (check out fracking). True springs may also, being dependent on rain or snow melt. be polluted. The level of pollution, if any, is related to the distance from the source where the water seeped in to the ground and the exit point of the water. The further from the source the better chance that pollutants are filtered from the water. But as in life, there are no guarantees. It would be best to have your spring water checked for purity by your county health dept. We have a couple near us that have been shut down by our county health dept. for high levels on nitrates that leached into them from nearby corn fields.

    I have gotten my water from a spring on my land for the past 37 years…and it’s the best tasting/tasteless? water I ever had.

  15. Eileen Gale says:

    I currently live in the San Juan Islands in Washington State. Have any springs been reported here I’m wondering? Thanks for your time. Eileen

  16. Josh says:

    We have a couple of springs around where I live, but there is a metal pipe which the water comes out of, will that metal make the water not safe to drink? Also do I have to worry about bacteria, or filtering/boiling the water? Thank you for any info.

  17. annie says:

    I live in a place where lots of chemicals are used on lots of farms. How do I know the chemicals have not leaked into the spring?

  18. Jo says:

    The video is marked private and off so I cannot find a Spring near me, in the mountains of Az.

    • Ashley Knight says:

      If you go to the map and click on United States and then AZ, a list of springs will pop up in that area. Use the zoom feature on the bottom of the page to better see each pin. Happy Spring Hunting!

  19. boris says:

    can’t view video, says “This video is private. “

  20. Imelda says:

    Hey found a spring
    What next?
    It has medicinal properties
    It’s sealed up now
    Can I get it unsealed?

  21. Dawn says:

    Video is private?

    • Ashley Knight says:

      We are currently looking into why this video is coming up as unavailable, thank you for your patience and we hope to have this issue resolved soon 🙂 -Ashley and The Find A Spring Crew

  22. Kristen says:

    Do you have a website were i can get the same or similar carboy? Also how can i test the spring water on my own? Thank you 🙂

  23. Chele says:

    Thank you all for your input…. There are 2 springs within 30 miles of me…. It will be fun…. on my hunt to locate them…. but more importantly it will be interesting to see and feel the difference after starting to drink this living water … Again…. Thank you all! I will be sure to let you know in a few weeks or so……..

  24. Tanya says:

    I am so grateful for this site! I live in Montreal, Canada and I can’t thank you all enough for your hard work. I’m going hunting for spring water this weekend! A million times thank you!

  25. Bonnie says:

    Looking for a spring in Victoria, BC as well as in PEI.
    The Devil’s Punch Bowl in PEI has a spring but I can’t find any information on it.
    Thank you for you website!

  26. Kelly says:

    Well isn’t that clever! You build a website encouraging people to collect water from local springs, then encourage them to have it tested first, and what a coincidence! Your parent company SurThrival.com just happens to sell spring water testing kits. Wow. Talk about creating a market. Oh by the way, I live in Florida. There is not a spring in this state that isn’t either privately or commerically owned or run by the park system. No way would you be able to walk up with a jar and collect it and take it home, without paying a park entrance fee of $12. And if it’s not it a park, it’s probably already owned by Nestle.

    • Ashley Knight says:

      Thank you for visiting FindASpring. We encourage the testing of the water as we are unable to verify the quality and/or safety of each spring as they are user submitted. A TDS meter is a very basic testing device and Surthrival offers it as a mere convenience as Surthrival is a lifestyle and many in our culture enjoy gathering spring water. There are many TDS meters on the web for purchase if procuring one from Surthrival doesn’t suit. Surthrival has paid for the entire build, design and ongoing maintenance of FindASpring and kept it 100% free for everyone to use based on passion and belief not for financial gain as we can assure you that selling some TDS meters and Water bottles could not begin to cover the expense. Florida has been a difficult place for many to find springs. Perhaps you could make the $12.00 fee worth it by filling 5 or more large carboys? We appreciate your feedback and wish you the best on your journey to FindASpring.

  27. sariah says:

    Hey we have a natural spring lake, it used to be a rock quarry back in the 1980’s and one day they were drilling and they hit 17 different natural spring. It filled up so fast that they didn’t have time to get any of they’re equipment out. So we have bulldozers, tractors, and all types of stuff in the bottom. I was wondering how can I market my water and sell it? I want to also donate to other people that don’t have water. How can I do this?

  28. James says:

    You say that spring water is unpolluted because it has been in underground aquifers since before humans started polluting. You think fracking has never polluted an aquifer? I hope you guys can own up to what you are doing when people blame you for getting sick. Can you really guarantee that every spring on this list is safe to drink? I didn’t think so.

    • Ashley Knight says:

      Please read our disclaimer. We cannot guarantee the safety/quality and are very clear that we unfortunately can’t. We’re simply offering a user populated database of both cold and hot springs and are explicit in letting people know they must take the steps to find out if any source is safe. It is our deep hope that with awareness people will ignite more protection of these precious resources.

  29. kim says:

    Are there any natural springs in Joliet, IL?
    Thank you!

  30. Skip says:

    If people have had the water from a spring tested, could it not be made public so that others would not have the same expense?

  31. You know, back in the 70s there was a spring located in clifton park. But within 3-6mos. it became contaminated with asbestos! How and why did that happen? Well, why else are we left to drink water from bottles? It’s big business!

  32. Andrew says:

    Just found your site. Wonderful! Such a great service to humanity. We have lived in eastern Europe for 20 yrs and have come across so many natural springs where the locals go to fill their bottles. I see almost none of those are listed, so I have started submitting the ones I know of. I hope more people will discover your site and begin drinking fresh spring water. I have also shared your site on FB. Thanks again!

    • Ashley Knight says:

      So glad you found us! Thank you for your submissions, we cannot wait to share your springs with the rest of our database. 🙂 Welcome!

  33. Milla says:

    Can anyone help me with directions to the well in Lemont in Illinois on Bluff rd. I just went there and the road is fenced halfway to the well. Any other access to it?

  34. Beverly says:

    Thank you so much for caring about people enough to do all of this research and make it available at no cost. Bless you!

  35. Stacy says:

    Okay so I found a spring. Now what? I need to have the water tested, correct? What should I be testing for and, more importantly, how? My concerns would be regarding agricultural toxins and various other chemicals.
    Next, what do I do with the water in cases where it contains some contaminants like coliforms or worse (chemicals)?

    Thank you for shedding some light on the process 🙂

  36. litesong says:

    While driving thru our lovely Washington state, just found a wonderful spring. We have a nice 5 gallon water jug, so will fill it, when in that area. Our town used to have a small surface stream at which our citizens refreshed themselves. However, development 45 years ago, ended that water source. Will look for closer springs now.

  37. Kelly Hogan says:

    This all sounds VERY exciting and I would love to try it! Also concerned about the safety of my particular spring so can you post or email the steps once you have the water on how to test it and what to look for? Thank you so much and I appreciate what you guys are doing! :)))

  38. Mori says:

    Hello, I need to find a spring on Long Island, NY. The only one on this site is “Cold Spring Harbor” but that is noted as CLOSED 🙁 Any others out here? Please update!
    Thanks,
    M

  39. Laura says:

    There is a spring near my house that has been around for a long time. Have spoken to several people about it and it seems to be good water. There is algae growing from the pipe and there is algae where the water is coming out into the “trough.” I know some people pay good money for algae (spirulina etc). Do you think it is ok that there is algae growing from the pipe and where the water is coming out? The water is very cold. It is coming from a pipe that was run up to a small nearby mountain. Thanks!

    • Chris Rioux says:

      Do not assume algae is healthy for you just because some forms are, just like some bacteria are healthful for us, and others can be very unhealthy, and some can even cause death. I would suggest sending off a sample of that water to get tested at a lab before consuming it.

  40. Chimonger says:

    Really good spring water is a treasure–and rarer by the minute!
    Spring water has percolated down below ground through geological strata, cleaning it, then aerates as it comes up to the surface, so it can have qualities which make it better for living things to drink.
    However…Imho, [Daniel] may be overly exuberant about spring water.
    The water quality of springs as he describes, has not existed in several decades–though many are still very very good, compared with muni water.
    Even the springs and streams at high altitudes can be polluted–known since over 30 years ago.
    What DOES make a difference, is how Far from Concentrated Populations and Industries the springs or water tables are….and what other water tables those are connected with, where we cannot see them.
    As far as I know, No one has been mapping where/how water tables connect, nor what industries or population concentrations affect them. Municipal water companies routinely fail to disclose and deliberately obfuscate, what chemical residues are in their water sources that don’t get removed before they get to your tap.
    At least one Tribe living on the W. WA coastal area, which used what most might think was good water, has had a history of perinatal issues resulting in not being able to have babies. These were given a Government Grant of a few million dollars to investigate the cause, Only IF they did NOT look into Logging or Agricultural chemicals used in the area….might that be a dead give-away? [tribal members who moved away, eventually were able to have babies].
    It’s been known for many years that even deep water aquifers have pollutants in them.
    For instance, the fuel additive MTBE was found, unchanged by being filtered through over 800′ of geological strata, in deep water tables under San Jose, CA, years ago. MTBE’s a known carcinogen, is teratogenic too, I think….yet because of the NAFTA treaty, it’s allowed to be made and sold, still–few know that former Gov. Gray Davis was deposed significantly related to his trying to get MTBE removed from fuels in CA, because of that finding. Davis was threatened by a Canadian corporation which made part of that fuel additive, that they’d sue CA, if Davis tried to block sales of MTBE in CA.
    Water tables in W. WA State, are so shallow, pollutants get to those more easily, and even less changed by geological filtering. Yet WA buckled to corporate pressure, even after being informed of the dangers by citizens, and allowed it into WA [Yay NAFTA?!?].
    Many manmade chemical compounds are made to be very stable like that of MTBE, defying normal breaking down as it filters through geological strata–defying normal breaking down of the formulas, is largely the problem.
    There are literally 10’s of thousands of various chemical compounds, invented to do various things from making food happen, to oil fracking, to helping make rain on command, to medicines, household products, or running machines.
    Also, water rights or access to huge water tables, such as those under parts of Canada, have been captured by corporations like Nestle company, which has been bottling/selling that water to such an extent that the water table has lowered, and made water for residents and farming more difficult. It’s a more arid region which depends on stored aquifer water more heavily than regions which get more rain; the losses to their water table can be catastrophic, if allowed to continue for very long.
    We, world-wide, have a HUGE issue imminently at hand: clean water. Clean water is imperative, yet, corporations have already been allowed to set precedent to control it like a commodity, like petroleum.
    IF we find and keep records of wild springs and cleaner water sources, as well as learning how to induce those qualities in on-site catchment water, which are in spring water, we’ll go a long way towards protecting our water availability.
    This will need to start with reversing laws blocking use of catchment water and grey water reuse.
    Then using references such as Earthship building systems, to learn how to make systems which can properly expose catchment water to rocks and air, to make more good water right where we are.
    Millions of people worldwide, have little access to clean water, much less spring water. Perhaps we need to learn how to make “spring water”…and clean up our water-use habits?

    • hugh says:

      there is a spring south of north bay ont which a person had studied. Labs determined the water coming from the spring was 2000 years old – in other words, before the industrial revolution. clean northern ontario water.

    • Lucy says:

      Thank you for all this great and concerning information.

  41. Chimonger says:

    Also…any reports whether the spring in downtown Olympia, WA has been re-opened yet?
    It had been shut down supposedly due to it being contaminated by bacteria?

  42. Jade says:

    Hey,

    Great Info thanks 🙂

    Lots of Springs here in Trinidad, So i’ll start sipping when I go to the beach this weekend 🙂

    What’s the name of the artist playing the end of video’?

  43. liz says:

    what is a spring and how does it continually flow ??? we have a very established spring it has been here for decades i have been told how does it work?

  44. Sonya says:

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone has collected water from Silver Springs NY or Cherry Creek NY and do you know if it’s safe to drink? I collected some near Arcade NY but became very constipated after consuming after about a week. Is this because of all the minerals in the water?

  45. Kelly says:

    What is the difference between well water and spring water. I have well water readily available. Is this just as good for me?

  46. Shirley Kataisto says:

    I lived in Wilmington, NC in 1962 and moved away after only 6 months. During our time we were here, there were occasions that we collected water in bottles from a fresh water spring. Do you know if there every was or still is a fresh water spring in Wilmington, NC?

  47. diana says:

    where is the closest spring to east lake rd milton fl

  48. Bryan Milne says:

    Beautiful soulful music at the end there… I see music by Rob Lucente and Dwight Stannard in the credits… and a little internet search tells me they have a band called “The Cheddar Band” out of Burlington, VT… Any idea of the name of the track and where I can listen to it or download it? Thanks

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  50. John Redman says:

    Dr. Joe Mercola’s latest (53 minute) video speaks about ‘structured water’ which spring water IS unless and until it is either boiled (after which is can be RE-structured by chilling) or microwaved (no hope). Likewise, the water in your fruits and vegetables is structured (which is another reason eating raw is better for us)(http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/08/10/global-water-crisis.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=artTest_A5&utm_campaign=20160804Z1&et_cid=DM112836&et_rid=1603465859 & http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/08/03/effortless-healing.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20160803Z1&et_cid=DM112785&et_rid=1601282508). Another way to clarify/purify questionable water is offered by Adya Solutions for Life in Adya Clarity Ionic Sulfate minerals (http://adyawater.com/) which also brings water to its 4th crystalline state (structured). It also ‘perserves’ large quantities of water without chilling for extended periods. You might warn that shipping charges for glass carboys can cause sticker shock. Pay attention to yard sales. The plastic ones, however, leach their poisons into the ‘universal solvent’ regardless if one can taste anything. Avoid avoid avoid. AN-y-way, I recommended this site to Dr. Mercola just now. God bless you and your work.

    • Garrett says:

      Yeah, I’m a chemist, and that’s total BS.

      • Tauni says:

        @garrett- in your opinion which claim is bullshit?

      • Todd says:

        Hello Garrett,
        My family and I drink natural spring water from a spring in Wisconsin. My wife wants to filter it… I told her she’s crazy.. She thinks the toxins from local farms are getting into the water and its not good for us. I said the water tastes great, its better than drinking tap water, and filtering is unnessarry. We can choose to drink healthy, but can’t isolote ourselves from teh world.. The water the spring is tapped into is deep down and very little will run off to the natural spring water from the farms. I like to eat healthy, drink healthy, and keep things simple without making myself..or my kids crazy.. Your thoughts? Thx

    • E. Ben says:

      “Concerning the effects of Microwaves on Water: According to Louis A. Bloomfield Ph.D., a Professor of Physics at the University of Virginia and the author of the book How Everything Works: Making Physics Out of the Ordinary, ‘Microwaves don’t affect the molecular structure of the food, except through the thermal effects we associate with normal cooking (e.g., denaturing of proteins with heat and caramelizing of sugars). That’s because, like all electromagnetic waves, microwaves are emitted and absorbed as particles called “photons.” The energy in a microwave photon is so tiny that it can’t cause any chemical rearrangement in a molecule. Instead, it can only add a tiny amount of heat to a water molecule.’ (23)

      In other words, stating that microwaving would cause the structure of the water molecules to tear apart and cause the water to essentially decompose into its component hydrogen and oxygen, as occurs in electrolysis, is an incredible claim that’s also incredibly unsubstantiated, much less to go farther and make definitive claims as to what what the dangers would be even if it did.

      Plus, not only is this claim completely unsubstantiated, it’s just plan WRONG because a microwave oven passes ‘Non-Ionizing’ microwave radiation (27) through food. Brian Dunning, in his ‘Are Microwave Ovens Safe?’ episode of Skeptiod, does a great job of explaining this reality in order to highlight how demonstrably wrong this type of claim is:

      ‘Probably the most flagrant error that the Microwave Militia propagates is that microwaved food or water contains what they call “radiolytic compounds” — new chemicals created by the tearing apart of molecules in a microwave. These new chemicals are said to be dangerous, cancerous, radioactive, unnatural, or otherwise harmful. This is a demonstrably false claim. Radiolysis, which is a real process and which the Militia believes creates these radiolytic compounds, is the process by which molecules are dissociated under ionizing radiation. Water can be dissociated under ionizing alpha particle bombardment, which is a natural process. Microwave radiation, as mentioned earlier, is not ionizing radiation. It is thus scientifically incapable of causing radiolysis. The differences between microwave radiation and alpha radiation are huge. With the claim that microwaves cause dissociation of water molecules, the Microwave Militia is either deliberately lying, or they are grossly ignorant of the very subject on which they claim superior expertise.'”

    • Andrea Martin says:

      Check out Prof. Gerald Pollack’s work the Fourth Phase of Water, this is what Dr. Mercola is referring to, it isn’t Dr. Mercola’s work – it is Prof. Pollacks.

  51. russ belles says:

    I can’t get anything from your website, can anyone tell me to find local springs , I live in south buffalo twp. Freeport Pa 16229

    • Chris Rioux says:

      There’s one right next door to you. Address:
      1300 Argonne Drive
      Natrona Heights, PA 15065
      Description:
      This spring is along Argonne Drive in the Natrona section of Harrison Township. Ironically, there is a road near this spring, named “Springhill Road” even though it does not have a spring. As you travel the downhill side of Argonna drive, the spring will be on your left side, a yellow painted brick structure surrounds the spout. You may either cross over the road and park directly in front of the spring, or drive up on to the curb and walk across the road to it.

  52. Schauberger says:

    Ich selbst wandere, wenn es die Zeit zulässt, sehr gerne. Da ich aus Norddeutschland komme, mache ich viele lange Strandspaziergänge und habe dabei immer meine kleine Wanderausrüstung dabei. In den Pauen bereite ich mir dann eine Mahlzeit oder einen Tee zu. Ich liebe es, wenn es unterwegs Quellen und Bäche gibt, wo man sein Trinkwasservorrat auffüllen kann. Beste Grüße Sebastian

    • Herr Translation says:

      I like to wander, if time allows, very much like. Since I come from North Germany, I do many long beach walks and always have my small hiking equipment. In the Pauen I then prepare a meal or a tea. I love it when there are springs and creeks where you can fill up your drinking water. Best regards Sebastian

  53. Heather says:

    Someone asked if well water was good enough. YES! Same thing. Well water is spring water but had to be accessed by drilling instead of just romantically gushing forth. I have well water, clean gorgeous water. I get to bathe in it!
    It just doesn’t seem so cool or instagram worthy the water didn’t just gurgle into the air. How about using fresh snow? Yum yum, rain water and snow are considered clean, but it depends on pollutants as well.
    I used to get water from the well in Gibsons, BC when I was living in places with either unsafe water or municipal water and it was still free. Where I live we used to only have a a shallow well fed by creeks. My landlord has water rights which is cool and all, but it made for many a sick tummy even if it was boiled. Sometimes it went dry. Then my landlord dug a well and it’s pretty much the same as Gibsons water or better. A lot of water on the Sunshine Coast has arsenic, so it is worthwhile to get water from Gibsons or find a friend with a good well.
    I used to get water from Lynn Valley headwaters in North Vancouver which seemed a bit gunny to me and right next to a road. I remember most fondly getting spring water from the spring around Wakefield Quebec as a young child and in over the years visiting family.

    • doesntmatter says:

      im not being mean or just posting to sound like i know more, seriously just hoping to pass on info and my personal opinion and knowledge but no personally i dont believe well water = spring water as you say. well water can kill you in certain situations. think about the logic here: wells are dug in the ground, so there is going to be a spectrum of shallow to deep, especially when we are talking about fact that well water is usually done rurally, usually (sometimes, whatever) lower income people who cant afford professional, machine powered drills that can dig deeper. literally you can cheaply dig maybe 100 ft underground and call it well water. you can dig 10 ft and call it well water. or you can dig 1000 feet for instance. the problem is if someone lives a little ways up from you (higher elevation) and they use a septic system for instance, or they farm and use chemicals, this contamined water can get into your well water.

      to make easier to understand too i think well water is also called/or comes from ground water (vs. surface water such as rivers). springs on the other hand usually originate from deeper locations or up in mountainous areas where the water has had more time to filter and clean.

      so to be safe and better than sorry no, well water does not always equal spring water and well water is not always safe to drink. i guess you can also say this about spring water. it all depends on where water originates from and nearby potential contaminates.

      • ken says:

        My family was that rural low income family. We could still afford a well, dug with a pro crew and drillig rig. The people that run that rig are likely going to tap into a known aquifer at good depth for good filtration.

        • Stacy says:

          these comments have some hazardous information regarding wells and springs even creeks. nobody should ingest stream. creek or river water no matter how clear it is. Well water will be unsanitary until it is treated. Well drilling takes dirt from the surface with it. Well drilling is not cheap as one comment implies or they live on top of the softest ground known to man.
          Fracking being blamed is also a fad and considering nobody knew about it for most of its existence. Details would be helpful and if one does not know if it is true or not that fracking bothered a well then say so. Many malign oil and gas companies but enjoy heat in their homes for low cost. “Going green” is a few hundred years away from being practical or actually green.
          Boiling water may kill bacteria but does not remove metals. “Tummy aches” are most likely caused by neurotic parents instilling fear into the children!
          The comments are some utopian hippie babble. I have worked with water wells and none of the commenters seem to know anything about wells or pumps or pressure tanks, not even the term “artesian”.
          Has anyone seen the footage of Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon singing a protest song of “fracking”? I ask-what does a Japanese gold -digger and the son of a dead rock star that live in an exclusive New York apartment building overlooking Central Park know about or even bothered to think about gas and oil drilling?? There is money in drilling and money in opposing it and nothing for suckers but heat and light or freezing in the dark. Drinking water is becoming scarce and not because of fracking or pollution but because of waste. Water rights is for surface water. Water districts control wells. Washing your car or even owning a car indicates that you must shut up about fracking and pollution or big business. A desert town that stole water rights from farmers so that they could swim in their pools after making movies about evil businesses drilling for oil or polluters is called Hollywood. Most idiots believe those movies and the stars that act in them. Hoover Dam is running low in order to water lawns in Las Vegas, another desert town. Upstream Lake Powell boat docks are on dry ground and the water is not going to get that high again. The countless marine batteries that were discarded sit in the open and not at the bottom. Lead acid batteries, deep cycle, the kind you would use for solar (green) energy…

      • Johny Comelately says:

        When it comes to water quality, one must determine if the spring or well comes from “primary water” or “subsurface water.”

        The surrounding environment is an important consideration when dealing with subsurface water since industrial or agricultural contamination can enter the well or spring.

        Primary water on the other hand comes from deep aquafirs and is pristine (so long as there’s no fracking in the area). A well can tap into an aquafir or in the case of a spring, fissures in the earth crust cause the water to come up to the surface.

        Although subsurface water can be good in a clean environment, the best “structured” water always comes from primary sources.

        Google “primary water” to learn more.

    • Tonia Averette says:

      Our wells are not the same. The springs are much deeper down. We cannot drink our well water. Its been contaminated due to fracking.

  54. Dale says:

    Has anyone had experience with the “tank spring” in Lafollette TN. I called the local utility board and the water chemist said they tested it years back and found “a little contamination” (whatever that means). I have a charcoal/ceramic filter setup that will filter down to .2 micron of bacteria. My main goal is to rid myself of flouride in the local tap water here. TIA

    • Tonia Averette says:

      All you need to do to get rid of flouride is leave the top off for 24 hours. Thats if you use a city water source. I dont think flouride is in spring water anyway since its an additive used in municipalities. Not naturally found in water. Springs are already the best natural filtration for water.

      • francine locke says:

        That works for the chlorine, but I have never read anything of the sort for fluoride removal. Distillation, reverse osmosis & activated alumina are the only ways to remove it.

      • Lindsey says:

        Leaving the top off of the container will let the chlorine out. Flouride doesn’t gas off like chlorine does, unfortunately.

      • lynn says:

        If the rock and soil in the area have flouride, then the wells and springs will have natural flouride, which is very different than the industrial waste put into municipal water supplies.

      • Damian Hinman says:

        Leaving the top off will not remove flouride. Chlorine will evaporate this way, but not flouride. Brita-type carbon filters also do not reduce flouride levels. The only reliable ways to remove flouride are through distilling or reverse osmosis filtering water. These methods also remove all beneficial minerals, so it is advisable to add them back when drinking.

        • Tim Maxwell says:

          Look into a Berkey Filter. To remove fluoride just add their auxiliary fluoride filter. The Berkey “Black” filter alone gives spring like quality up to 3000 gallons of tap water, or what have you. Adding the auxiliary filter is iceing on the cake.
          Oh, it doesn’t need pressure, it’s totally gravity fed.
          (I do not work for Berkey, but I do use their filters

      • Trudy says:

        Actually, fluoride doesn’t evaporate. However there are filters available that will remove fluoride. There are a lot of brands to choose from so just google and figure out which one you’d like.

        • Jerry says:

          Trudy, your’e right about fluoride not evaporating but with the filters there are many that claim too but there is only one type of “system” that can remove any Fluoride and that’s a RO (reverse osmosis) system. There is no cartridge or any other type of system that can remove fluoride and any that claim it are scams. You may already know this but it’s important to clarify for the people who don’t 🙂

        • Tom Smokov says:

          The best filters out there for fluoride reduction only reduce it by 25% on asingle pass through. If I’m wrong in making this statement I’d love to be proven so.

          Filter companies use the word removes… where they should state filters reduce contaminants to remove means everything is gone.

          Fyi… Fluoride is smaller than a virus hence the difficulty at “reducing It’s typically reduced by being absorbed.

          Best filters for reduction of fluoride:
          Fast flow Nanofiber
          Bone Char
          Alum

    • Cynthia says:

      Unfortunately i don’t think theirs anything on the market that gets out all the fluoride. The portable puritii water filter is the most powerful biological and chemical purifier on the planet. It has been tested by an ISO accredited facility to remove 41.3% of fluoride from tap water not to mention all the other crap that’s in water.

    • Star says:

      We’ve been living “off grade” for many years, get our water from the spring and well. We have found that Biotite (Black Mica concentrate) cleans our water, been using it for almost 5 yrs. and love it! Our test show Biotite H3o2 Concentrate removes fluoride,(and more!) … the poison only the USA uses ~ it’s banned everywhere else!

  55. Mona says:

    Thank you for all this great information! How do you dispense the water once you have it at home?

    • doesntmatter/ some place else says:

      mona these glass “growlers” from freund container have worked for me
      https://freundcontainer.com/glass-growler-with-finger-loop/

      the only caps ive been able to find from them that are unlined are plastic unfortunately. they offer metal caps too but are all lined with plastics and things im not comfortable with.

      these unlined caps are the ones ive found that seem to have the least amount of things added into it (its just polypropylene and no lining)

      https://freundcontainer.com/pp-plastic-smooth-screw-top-caps/

      the 38-400 size is what goes with the growler

      each case of growlers comes in its own cardboard box that makes transit to and from spring easy and i havent had any issues with things breaking since the boxes prevent the glasses from hitting each other

      • Kristina says:

        We collect water in empty Spring Water Jugs from Walmart. We store them on shelves out of the sun.

        We use the water for all cooking and drinking needs. Gallons are much easier to handle and the plastic doesn’t break.

        You could also buy Organic Apple Juice in glass gallon jugs, and save the bottles for use.

    • 101 says:

      mona these glass “growlers” from freund container have worked for me 
https://freundcontainer.com/glass-growler-with-finger-loop/
      the only caps ive been able to find from them that are unlined are plastic unfortunately. they offer metal caps too but are all lined with plastics and things im not comfortable with.
      these unlined caps are the ones ive found that seem to have the least amount of things added into it (its just polypropylene and no lining)
      https://freundcontainer.com/pp-plastic-smooth-screw-top-caps/ the 38-400 size is what goes with the growler
      each case of growlers comes in its own cardboard box that makes transit to and from spring easy and i havent had any issues with things breaking since the boxes prevent the glasses from hitting each other

  56. Rock says:

    If you are afraid to drink clean water then I am afraid you have lost the battle for your mind.

    It is 100% legal to forage wild water and other wild plants, as long as you haven’t trespassed onto private property. Even then, let your moral compass decide if water is worth the risk.

    Love

  57. Sheri says:

    I was walking on my favorite beach in Asotin, Washington a couple weeks
    ago. It was a very hot evening and the sand was warm. All of a sudden I noticed a spot in the sand that was wet and icy cold. I dug down into the sand and fresh spring water was oozing out steadily and draining into the river. I noticed there were several spots around there like that. What would it take to put a tap on it to make it available to drink?

  58. Amsey Horst says:

    If you are asking about the artesian well in Lynnwood Washington the county maintains the well and tests the water every month. There is even a small parking area. Some years ago the county relocated the well about 50′ from where it used to be to make it safer and make room for cars to park off the road. At this location it is legal to take water. The area around the well is owned by the county. Some time ago a poster commented that she put a little bleach in the water to make sure it’s safe. Just so you know bleach is chlorine bottled for home use.

    For the persons who said it made them sick, it’s probably your containers. If they are contaminated your water will be contaminated. Was them out with a bleach solution and then rinse them with pure water. Maybe take them to the well and rinse them out but do it some distance away from the well.
    If you use the 5 gallon water jugs you can get a pump to fit on top.You could also purchase a refrigerated water dispenser.

  59. Heidi says:

    There is a spring in Frazier, Iowa. We drive there and fill up gallon jugs about once a month. Tastes great, always cold, and after I tested it is free of nitrites, and nitrates. It’s tastes way better than the city water where we live which is near Frazier. This spring has been there 50 years or more. I meet locals down there who are in their 50s or 60s & have gotten water there their entire lives. Anyone else in Iowa know about it? Come get water!

  60. LENORE SAUER says:

    Remember, some springs can be contaminated with E-Coli, for example. We used a spring out of Millersburg OH for years and then a barnyard was put in up high on the hill from which the spring sprung forth. Three of us got really sick: one went to the hospital, one missed work for the first time in 14 years, and the third person recognized what she had and had pills for it because she was from India! I called the EPA

    • doesntmatter says:

      thanks for informing me. yes, i know this. thankfully most springs, and the only ones i take from, are located high up in mountain environments where it’s easy to see that there is nothing else sitting over the spring that could cause problems. i dont want to advise anyone as i dont have a degree in water science for instance and i truly don’t know for sure but what i would assume is that for any spring located in mountainous environments as long as nothing is above the spring such as a livestock farm like you had experience with then that would be one less thing that could potentially cause problems.

    • doesntmatter says:

      and sorry that happened to you. that must have been horrible.

    • Star says:

      We’ve been living “off grade” for many years, get our water from the spring and well. We have found that Biotite (Black Mica concentrate) cleans our water, been using it for almost 5 yrs. and love it!

    • Charlie says:

      Sorry, to hear that. That would suck. I’m going to play the devil’s advocate and say that is a very big exception and not the rule.

    • Tom Smokov says:

      You’re spot on regarding the possibility of Spring Water being unsafe. Always best to filter!

  61. David Baker says:

    Very Helpful… Thanks
    was wondering if you know of any other springs around Ottawa other then Wakefield

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  63. ila says:

    Good day
    your videos are great. been collecting artisan water for years here in Seattle. We have two great sources 45min to 1.25H from the city.
    Yet Im looking at moving my private practice to Quartzite AZ. The the make it or break it decision will be my water source.
    There are many well in Quartzite, yet several have been contaminated and are a different depths that lead me to believe they could and have had problems.
    Would you know of an area to collect that is high enough from cattle or pipelines?
    Super greatful for all the videos you have made and realize how blessed I have been to be in an area with such great water. And it is supper yummy – thank you Ila

    • Natalia Piper says:

      Hi ILA, what sources of artisan water you use in Seattle? I used to use the one in Lynnwood but then learned that that water could be contaminated since it was coming mostly from Martha Lake.

    • Tom Smokov says:

      Quartzite is veey high in Chromium 6 contamination… don’t believe that the spring water located there is safe, its probably not in that area.

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  65. Dennis says:

    I’ve been a municipal water treatment plant operator for 13 yrs, I understand the thirst for true spring water, big proponent here.
    But the video showing the collection of water by dipping the bottle into a spring fed pond with the leaves and god knows what in it. If you collect water please try and collect water not under the influence of surface water. Unless your collecting at the spot before it surfaces, nothing is stopping birds, rodents, and mammals from contaminating the source with fecal coloforms. Just be careful out there and do your best to prevent the waterborne diseases that we have nearly gotten rid of since modern water treatment has been developed, it’s not perfect, but it has been effective.

  66. J says:

    How do you know which spring is “better” and how do you know if it’s “safe”? Is there a way to test for bacteria etc?

  67. sac neal says:

    i have three springs on my farm, two of them we do not use, but one we call the cold hole has been tested and is pure, the sand which is very fine in the bottom of the spring is a bluewhite , this is from the deep granite according to the state, i have placed a cover over the spring and we pump drinking water into our home for drinking only, best water i have ever tasted

  68. Kristina says:

    *** Almost every State has an Agency or Agricultural College that offers free water testing service.

    Collect a clean sample in a small drinking water bottle and submit it to them. They will email you the test results to verify that the water is safe to use. The results will also tell you what minerals or lack of them is in the water.

  69. Teresa Celebre says:

    Hello is any one aware way are they taking the Elmvale (Ontario)spring water away to wash gravel is the best water I’ve tasted in a long time people come from miles away for it.

  70. Patrick says:

    Hey Springsters!
    I figure this is as good a place as any to ask my silly spring water storing questions.

    I’m beginning a more simple life by moving into my renovated conversion van. As such, I have to figure out the best way to store my spring water so that it is protected from the sometimes freezing temperatures. I’ve already experienced a glass carboy shattering with only an inch worth of water within, luckily not in the van, but I really want to avoid that going forward.

    I have an insulated cabinet, but that will only do so much. I’ve even looked at the carboy insulating sleeves, but I’m not sure if those will provide enough insulation against freezing temperatures.

    Plastic is the logical way to go, but then again, it’s plastic.

    Any experience with such problems?

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  78. Fred Orend says:

    There is a popular spring outside of Cadiz, Ohio that generations of locals have been coming to. You can’t beat natural spring water compared with overpriced bottled water which just ends up in a landfill somewhere!

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  80. Thomas says:

    Has anyone had any experience with the spring in Rock Springs, TN?

  81. Thomas says:

    Has anyone had any experience with the spring in Rock Island, TN?

  82. Phil Wells says:

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  83. Now living in Washington, Missouri. Any place to get free/ or by spring water from nearby here.. Willing to drive an hour or so also. Thanks.

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