Adobe Springs, Patterson, CA

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19,000 Del Puerto Canyon Road
Patterson, CA 95363
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Description

Magnesium-rich spring water; also bottled as O2Cool and Noah’s Water. http://www.life-enthusiast.com/twilight/research_mag_water.htm

Current capacity is 850 truckloads (6600 gallons each) per month, but current usage is only about 100 truckloads per month.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that all bottled water be labeled for magnesium content. Magnesium helps prevent heart attacks and strokes, and is natural in all ground water. 
Hundreds of Medical Journal articles about magnesium in water are at: www.MgWater.com 

Average magnesium content in bottled water outside the US is about 25 mg per liter, but inside the US the average bottled water contains about 3 mg per liter. The Adobe Springs 
contain 110 mg of magnesium per liter, and Tastes Great! Adobe Springs water can supply all the magnesium lacking in the average consumers’ diet.

The Adobe Springs flow at over 72 Million gallons per annum, and has FREE SPIGOTS open 24/7 (closed for maintenance on Saturdays 10-4). 

Come visit the Adobe Springs at 19,000 Del Puerto Canyon Road, Patterson, CA 95363 —- and bring water jugs for all the FREE spring water you can carry. 

Paul Mason, spring manager (408) 897-3023

Nearest Address

19,000 Del Puerto Canyon Road, Patterson, CA 95363

Directions from Nearest Address

http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2005/images/sep2005_awsi_03_lg.jpg

Vital Information

  • Fee: No Fee
  • Access: Public
  • Flow: Continuous
  • TDS: 437
  • Temp: 17.8
  • pH: 8.73

Hours Spring is Open:

Open 24/7, except closed for maintenance on Sundays, Noon to 6 PM (subject to change without notice, if bottlers or truckers need a change in maintenance hours).

GPS: N/A

Map Link: Adobe Springsg Map

Submitted by: well wisher

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  1. ssearson1 says:

    Good tasting water; about 18 miles east of hwy 5; if anyone from the bay area is interested in carpooling here to get water please let me know thanks! ssearson@gmail.com

  2. Lilly says:

    According to the website listed above, this water is pumped, filtered, and treated with UV. Doesn't seem like the kind of spring usually recommended by Vitalis. I am new to this site, so I would appreciate any feedback. Much gratitude 🙂

    • Rachel says:

      It doesn’t look filtered but one never knows. It’s a natural spring that’s been tapped. The untapped water runs directly into another body of water along the spring

  3. Maria says:

    This is outstanding water. If you can't make the drive, you can buy Noah's Water at Zanotto's Market. Yes, it is “bottled” but is full of natural minerals, especially magnesium, and tastes great.

  4. Brian says:

    Lilly, if you go directly to the source this water is pure as life – it probably does get filtered by 7UP after they collect it. I am cruising up today in order to collect 10 gallons…

  5. Wildwaterwoman says:

    Would someone please describe the location of the spring in relation to the road? Can you drive right up to the spring, or do you have to park and hike into the woods, etc? Thanks!!!

  6. Feralkevin says:

    Is it easy to find the source? Is it allowed? When I called the man mentioned in the link, he told me the same as Lily mentioned, that it comes out UV filtered.

  7. Ron Kline says:

    First off if you are coming from SJ I think going over Mount Hamilton is faster. I went both ways and found the Mount Hamilton route better but it is extremely windy and not safe during winter months. Now to the water. It does taste really good but only when cooled at home. There is a spout just like a home water faucet with threads. I recommend coming with a hose attachment to make filling easier. So as others have said the water is fed through ultraviolet light and held in tanks near the source. If you take water and expose it to the sun it would also do the same thing. I don’t see it bad necessarily but it is not living water. Good news is the water is not filtered or ozonated; that is done by the bottlers after they collect the water, and it is federal law to do so. One nice thing about the water is it stays clean over much longer time than other spring waters I’ve collected. So overall I like the taste and will go back to this source even with the slight manipulation done.

    • Robert says:

      how long does this water stay good for?, how can you extend the life? This will be my first time at the spring, so I don’t know the procedures, Any tips?  also I am going to be driving up there from downtown San Jose soon to check it out if anyone wants to come with me would be great! I have an SUV so we bring back lots of water 🙂

      • Ron Kline says:

        Robert,
        The water will stay good for 6 months if you keep it in a cool place of 50 degrees F or less and keep it completely dark. When I first started collecting water I made the mistake of leaving in my hot garage with window and didn’t cover my glass containers and I would see particles emerge and a green hue develop with in a month or two. Now I never have my water go bad. If you don’t have a cellar then a refrigerator is your best bet.

  8. Debbie says:

    oh forgot to say: The owner of this company was at the LONGEVITY conference and he met up w/the LIVER DR and they did a DARK FIELD BLOOD analysis. I have before and after photos from just 10 minutes after drinking this water!! Debbie

    • Bjb456 says:

      Debbie,

      Can you please explain your story in more detail? Maybe post a link with the photo’s? This sounds really cool.

      Thanks.

      Brian-

      • Tigger_eyes_here says:

        Brian, Please email me at tigger_eyes_here and I use YAHOO. So Tigger_eyes_here{at}yahoo.com

        My personal story? I started out getting a Garden unit which we also drank from. We watered our garden with it. We had a Goji berry plant we grew from seed that lost its leaves 2x within 2 mos. It was dying. AFter watering with this unit, it started going crazy! Our whole garden went crazy. We had to actually stop watering with it. Now we have it for our whole house and many plants are doing better than ever.

        My low back pain went away. I couldn’t stand for more than 5 min midafternoon w/out it cramping up.

        I have several muscle testers and biofeedback therapists who all tested the water. Very strong. And saw several dogs choose our water over even NIKKEN’s filtered magntetized PIWATER every single time!

        I cannot do links here do my photos. Sorry. Have to email me! The water comes out the tap braided like DNA twisting. I have photos of that. ALso when you freeze the water the ice is different than before the structuring. CLEARER w/just a little cloudiness in the center. There is a definite taste difference!

        To SPRING WATER OUT OF YOUR TAP!
        Debbie

  9. debbie says:

    Hi Folks!
    You now can get SPRING water coming out of your TAP WATER!!! For real!! Please watch this movie on water!!
    Please watch as soon as possible because this is at least the 2nd time they’ve taken it out! Don’t know how much longer it’ll be there! It is just on water!! Not put out by any company selling anything. It’s a documentary on WATER and its many properties: such as memory and biophotonic energy! Our units have all the properties of spring water and its energy! Even more energy!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvvTf-Sx2xs&feature=related

    Water has to have HIGH ENERGETICS! Spring water does, but you can now get it out of your TAP! NO MOVING PARTS! No magnets! Designed by a phycisist that worked for the Military working on Cloaking technology!! LIFETIME WARRANTY! IT MIMICs 10-15 miles of running stream water going over rocks creating 1000’s of vortices! For more info email me!! Tigger_eyes_here and I use yahoo. so tigger_eyes_here {at}yahoo{dot}com. YOU SHOULD SEE OUR GARDEN!! ANIMALS will choose this water although I would love to do a test between this spring water and our water!! So someone w/a dog please email me with this spring water and let’s do a test!!!

    BTW David Wolfe is getting a DVD about this soon. HIs secretary AVOCADESS is excited about it because it will save her lots of gas and lots of $$!!!!

    The owner of this company was at the LONGEVITY conference and he met up w/the LIVER DR and they did a DARK FIELD BLOOD analysis. I have before and after photos from just 10 minutes after drinking this water!!

    To SPRING WATER COMING FROM YOUR TAP!!!
    Debbie

    • Maro7ak says:

      Hi Debbie,

      I watched all ten parts to the video and it doesn’t mention anything about spring water being accessible by tap. Sounds interesting, but don’t know what exactly your talking about. If you have more information on this, please advise!

      • Tigger_eyes_here says:

        Oh that was just a generic documentary on Water. For more specifics on the units that actually produce structured water to your whole house and landscaping please email me at Tigger_eyes_here { at } yahoo.com. I will give you more detailed technical info on how this water mimicks 10-15 miles of running stream water that creates healthy energy into the water! My website is still in the making so please email me for now. THanks!

        • Mark says:

          Debbie, I can’t stand your trolling spam on this site.  Every spring I look into, I have to go through all your copy-paste crap to sell some filter.  5 different springs and every single one you put the same stuff over and over.  Sell your crap somewhere else.  People are looking for information about the spring they select.  They don’t want poser-advertisements from you.
          MODERATOR:  WHERE ARE YOU!!

  10. Debbie says:

    PS. The youtube movie is 10 parts long! Look for the other 9. Debbie

  11. Hello there, just went to this spring yesterday. It’s quite a drive going through and around the mountain. Very beautiful…quite a trip tho.

    There’s a faucet right there, the place is pretty easy to spot, and the water tastes good to me (although I’m not an expert).

    🙂

    Jared

    • Katie says:

      Can someone please explain where the “Construction” spring location is? I looked for it about 0.5 miles east of the main spring, however, I didn’t have any luck. Thank you!

  12. Jbonnet says:

    We just went to the spring for the first time yesterday and were so excited to find it. Coming over Mt. Hamilton we ended up driving past it twenty miles then had to double back. Coming from the Patterson way there are two white arrows spray painted on rocks just before you make a left hand turn into the spring area — that made it easier to find because otherwise we weren’t sure what we were looking for. The white cubic structure (a tank or some sort?) is a good landmark for the spring.

    The water tastes great and I am so excited to have a reliable source of water that has the nutrients water is meant to have. The UV treatment doesn’t bother me so much and I like that this water has been tested and is of the quality that someone would bottle it and sell it.

  13. Anonymous says:

    this seems like the most promising spring within my 2-hour radius. i’m thinking about heading over soon to taste and collect. anyone want to carpool? my schedule is pretty flexible (i can maneuver most days apart from wednesdays and fridays) and i’ll be heading over from san jose.
    email me so we could share the drive/gas!
    cookmeandeatme@gmail:disqus .com

  14. Kayla says:

    Does anyone know, is there a way to get water from this spring that has not been through their UV filter?

    • Fadi Ayat says:

      Yes..I talked to Paul and he told me there is another “tap” just up the road. He has to label it “construction”. The only difference is it’s not gone through the UV. Either way. I’ve been up to the spring 4 times already. I have turned on MANY people to this water. I cook with it, brush my teeth with it. Short of showering. Paul is a great guy and for him to let the public have this water for free is simply wonderful .

    • Griff Green says:

      Yeah about 0.5 miles east of the official spring (which has a 19000 sign next to it and a few others) the one half mile East has one sign saying free construction water and actually two spigots… I reccommmend using the fat one, the valve is behind the spigot.

  15. Mywaterisland says:

    I talked to paul. I am going up tonight. Will report back. Gonna be the best ORMUS ever..

  16. Paul Mason says:

    In winter, the Adobe Springs spigot may freeze at night, and not thaw out until Noon!  So in winter, I recommend coming after Noon, to avoid a frozen spigot.

    Best Wishes,

    Paul at Adobe Springs 

  17. Guest says:

    My husband and I lived downstream from this spring, and his family settled these hills to ranch.  The water is good.  The tap is right next to the road (just cross a little creek and park), and we had to use it 3 months of the year for our home, as do many other families in this rural canyon.  Water table was fine (up and down the canyon) until this guy started pulling water our by the truck load.  It’s legal, but shouldn’t be, it’s high desert and water is precious.  Beautiful drive though, and the water is cold and delicious.

  18. whodatgrl says:

    Does anyone carpool from the San Jose area? I’m thinking of taking my first trip to get some water, and I would like to go with someone who knows the location and how to collect the water. Thanks!
    whodatgrl@yahoo.com

  19. Griff says:

    Easy to miss but awesome spring If you are driving from the 5 (I like the cool windy deserted back road approach personally) you can drive past the UV filtered one and go west about 1/2 a mile down the road to get “Free Construction Water” There are two tap options at this spot… I like the fat pipe with the secret valve behind it 🙂 Wish i could post my pics but they are too large :-/

  20. angel says:

    Hello does anybody know the status of this spring.

  21. Lucas says:

    Just moved to the Bay Area from Frederick, MD where I lived within .5 miles of a great natural spring. I don’t have a car but still would love to stock up on some of this water from Noah’s Spring. Please contact me if you have a car and are willing to take me with you. I live in downtown San Jose. lgrube3(at)gmail.com is my email address. Thanks!

  22. Thom says:

    I am starting a carpool group of folks for the Davis/Sacramento area as I don’t see one yet. Let’s carpool and save resources. precurser4t@gmail.com

  23. Thom says:

    This facebook community page is a bulletin for carpool from Sacramento/Davis to various Springs.

  24. Paul Mason says:

    The UN’s World Health Organization recommends that ALL drinking water on earth contain at least 25 mg of Magnesium per liter. This is the only water in California that does. Google:
    CALCIUM AND MAGNESIUM IN DRINKING WATER, page 80

  25. Ginny says:

    Is the water coming out of the earth on its own or is it pumped up? Because if it is coming out on its own then it wouldn’t matter if anyone was taking 1 gallon or hundreds it would be coming out anyway and spilling onto the ground. Anyone know?

    • PatG says:

      Ginny, it’s pumped up, not a natural spring, but the spigot is there for people to take as much as they want for personal use. I’ve been driving there from Sacramento (100 miles one way) once or twice a year since 2005. I bring about 30 3.5 gallon plastic cans, which typically lasts me just under a year.

    • Francesca M Austin says:

      It bubbles out of the earth on its own. where I used to live in the northeast there were springs all over and usually people filled up bottles from a pipe stuck into the side of a hill right near the road.

    • Rachel says:

      When i went it was coming out of the ground but there is a tap that turns on and off. The water is totally free anyone can get as much as they want

  26. Toni Tran says:

    I’m very interested in driving to get spring water here. Is anyone carpooling from San Francisco or is there a closer Spring to SF?

  27. vinomabu says:

    Can someone tell me what’s wrong with UV filtration? Should I be going for the “construction” water?

    • Jette says:

      There is nothing at all wrong with UV filtration. Ultra violet light kills lots of nasty stuff. It’s a good thing.

  28. Murphy says:

    Today I took the trip up Hamilton rd. to get me some fresh, natural spring water. I have a video at this link https://youtu.be/tBPHdhvCo2Y and please hit the like button. There is a 10″ green hose now attached to the valve to make filling those 5 gallon bottles easy. After reading in above past threads, I now know why the water flows so fast. To my understanding, this water is pumped from its source, ran through UV filters, and stored in either one large or a series of smaller storage tanks at higher ground. The water must be gravity fed to come out that strong. It tastes so good, and it is free from any particles. I will no longer be drinking tap or bottle water. I recommend using this water to make your soups and batters.

  29. Sim says:

    Does anyone know if 437 TDS is too high for drinking regularly? Isn’t this high for a spring? Thanks!

    • PatG says:

      SIM, TDS seems to be related to palatability, not health. The TDS in this water is primarily from magnesite (magnesium sulfate), and most Americans are woefully lacking in magnesium. It has a slight, not bad, flavor, and my wife won’t drink it but I think it’s fine. You can’t boil the water, say for tea, because the magnesium precipitates out. I’ve been drinking it at home since 2005, and I’m 69 and doing fine. 🙂

    • Jennifer says:

      This is our main source of drinking water at home. Modesto (at least OUR well source) has a horrible chlorine tast – always. We also have nerve, muscle and joint issues, and Adobe Springs’ high magnesium content helps what ails us – including the benefit of more restful sleep. In our experience, NO OTHER WATER TASTES AS GOOD OR QUENTCHES OUR THIRST BETTER – THAN ADOBE SPRINGS WATER.

  30. Jake S says:

    FYI, drive 20 miles further than google maps location. You will drive through a camp ground and its about 2-3 miles further on the left. You will notice large tanks in the hills. The water is on a tap that is turned off/on, it does not flow constantly.

  31. Solrac says:

    I started drinking this water & the first thing i notice … it taste like Alhambra Spring water? But a bit stronger… Not much of a big fan of Alhambra… So i drank it for 4 Days just so i can get all the benefits out of it & on the 3rd day got a headache! 4th day got really Dizzy & wile i was drinking it it wanted to come back up? …. I believe in Health 101% maybe its just to much for me.. I drank 1 quart of it a day ………..

  32. Thomas says:

    As Jake said, the location is quite a bit farther from the 5 than where Google Maps takes you. Luckily I wasn’t in a hurry and decided to just keep driving/exploring, and found it eventually. Had I read Jake’s post before making my drive, it would have been less of a mystery. lol

    Water tastes great, better chilled, but still pretty good out of the tap. There was a foot long hose extender that was left there which made filling my bottles a lot easier. While I was there, a big truck was filling up at the commercial tap, and she got her truck filled in less time than I got my 18 gallons filled up. lol

    Was a gorgeous drive on a really hot day. Saw lots of cows, a deer on the road by the campground, and lots of smaller wildlife. Will try to detour there to pick up water whenever I drive towards the Bay Area.

  33. BRETT says:

    BACK IN THE YEAR 2000 OR SO A FRIEND AND I DECIDED TO TAKE TRIP FROM GILROY TO EXPLORE THE LAND. THE TEMP THAT DAY WAS 100+ AND AFTER TAKING MINES ROAD ALL THE WAY UNTIL WE REACHED CIVILIZATION WE TURNED BACK TO TAKE THE LONG DRIVE BACK TO GILROY. WHEN WE CAME TO THE DEL PUERTO ROAD I DECIDED TO HEAD THAT WAY TO TAKE I-5 BECAUSE WE HAD RACKED UP OVER 120 MILES ON THE WAY THERE AND STILL HAD TO TRAVEL BACK HOME. WE DID NOT REALIZE HOW MUCH OPEN LAND THERE WAS OUT THERE AND HAD RUN OUT OF WATER. WE WERE VERY THIRSTY AND NOT KWOWING THE AREA I WAS STARTING TO WONDER IF WE HAD MADE A VERY BAD CHOICE ESPECIALLY SINCE WE WERE HEADING THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION FROM HOME. HOT, LOST AND THIRSTY WE CAME ACROSS A TANKER TRUCK TURNING INTO A CLEARING OFF OF THE ROAD AND HOOKING UP A LINE. I DECIDED TO STOP AND ASK HIM HOW FAR UNTIL 1-5 AND WHY THE HECK WAS HE DRIVING THESE HUGE TANKS OUT HERE. THE MAN PROCEEDED TO TELL ME THAT THERE WAS A SPRING THERE AND THAT THE WATER HAD THE MOST MAGNESIUM CONTENT IN THE U.S.A AND THAT HE WAS HAULING THE WATER TO BE BOTTLED FOR NOAH WATER. WE WERE TOLD IT WAS NOT FILTERED AND WAS SAFE TO DRINK RIGHT OUT OF A LITTLE VALVE LOCATED THERE. WE FILLED OUR STOMACHS AND EMPTY WATER BOTTLES UP AND I CAN TELL YOU I HAVE NEVER TASTED WATER AS GOOD AS THAT STUFF. THE WATER GAVE US A BOOST OF ENERGY AND A FEELING THAT IT WAS LIKE MAGICAL OR SOMTHING. AFTER GIVING THE WATER WE BROUGHT HOME TO SOME PEOPLE THEY TOLD US THE SAME CALLING IT JESUS JUICE. AWESOME STUFF BEST WATER I HAVE EVER CONSUMED TO THIS DAY. I WANT TO THANK THE GUY RUNNING THAT PLACE. ITS NOT OFTEN TO FIND A PERSON COOL ENOUGH TO LET PEOPLE GO ON THEIR PROPERTY AND TAKE WATER. THANK YOU

    • PatG says:

      I believe the water that you get here IS filtered. The weekly maintenance that is done is to back-flush the filters. Since reading about the water in the 2005 LEF magazine article, I’ve been traveling here from Sacramento once or twice a year to load up on this water, which is all I drink at home.

  34. PatG says:

    I just called and the man (Paul Mason?) told me that the tap is only closed twice a year now, not weekly. That’s probably because he’s using UV filtration rather than mechanical filtration now. He also said that it’s well lit so that you can come at night.

    One problem coming from the Patterson direction (I5) on weekdays is that you may have to deal with a large tanker truck on the tight turns. I almost got run off the road by one some years ago. Now I always honk when I’m coming around a blind turn.

  35. Rachel says:

    There are two routes to get there the route via VASCO rd. Will take hella long… there’s a freeway exit about 10/15 minutes away from the other direction

  36. Rachel says:

    Also. It’s an open tapped spring with a faucet that turns it on or off… the untapped water streams into a nearby body of water. If filling up tanks i suggest bringing a clean hose which can be attached to the tap. This water is amazing….

  37. Well Wisher Jr says:

    This spring is open 24/7 now, no more closures on Sundays. Enjoy!

  38. ted says:

    We’re trying to get a group of 5 or 6 folks willing to share costs of hiring/renting guy/truck to transport this water to SF East Bay Tri-Valley area monthly. Should cost about $2 per gallon for the transport which is lower than typical stored bought spring water. List here if you are interested to join the effort.

  39. Autum says:

    Water tastes great. Address in the comments takes you right there. I would definitely go back again. Be prepared for very windy roads.

  40. Mike says:

    In my limited testings(which includes structuring of the water), this spring water tied Headwaters(of the Sacramento River), but for different reasons. It is very relaxing. The owners told me to keep it out of direct sunlight. In addition, I directly tested plastic(usually Crystal Geyser bottles) to glass, and it was no comparison in favor of the glass(both using spring water from the same spot of the spring).

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