Why Spring Water

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…

    • LeighLon Anderson says:

      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?

    • LeighLon Anderson says:

      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?

    • LeighLon Anderson says:

      Sam please use the state dropdown search to check for the closest spring to Monsey, New York 🙂 And of course let us know if you find a new spring closer to you. ~The FindASpring Team~

  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?

    • LeighLon Anderson says:

      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

    • LeighLon Anderson says:

      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?

    • LeighLon Anderson says:

      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!

  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?

  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.

  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

  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

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