From Flint, Michigan, to a recent Harvard University study, it’s clear that all is not as it seems when it comes to our nation’s public water supply. Harvard estimates that six million Americans are drinking unsafe levels of polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs).
Gravity-fed spring water offers a pleasant alternative to chemically treated water. The video Find A Spring 101 offers this brief explanation of the benefits of fresh water from our surroundings.
Is there a gravity-fed spring near you?
Gravity-fed springs are found throughout the world. Locations include:
- Ittman, West Virginia
- Durango, Colorado
- Benton, California
- Quebec, Canada
- Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Yunnan, China
- Mustang, Nepal
Our family adventure
We recently ventured to the top of Mt. Lemmon (outside of Tucson) to gather water from a spring. Thankfully, our visit was in the middle of monsoon season, thus the spring was cascading!
While I’m more likely to filter the water through our Berkey water filter for consumption, I have no qualms about washing my hair in it. (I love to wash my hair in fresh water. Read more in my previous post My Natural Hair Care Routine.)
I used our bounty of fresh water to create this unique Mountain Marigold Soap.
Purchase Mountain Marigold Soap here.
Gravity-fed spring water offers a unique opportunity to avoid conventional, chemically treated water, while reconnecting with nature. (See How I Learned to Spend Time Outdoors.)
As the website Find A Spring says,
We invite you to join a growing movement composed of people all over the world who are choosing to drink the cleanest, healthiest, most natural water available in our world today.
Is there a gravity-fed spring near you? Check the map here.
This lovely spring is located in Millinocket, Maine.
Interested in learning more about what’s in our public water supply? See my post Water Quality Report.
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