Finding a Spring in the Twin Cities

Friday Feb 12, 2010

Manatee from Blue Spring state park in Florida

For about a year now, I’ve had a loose desire to find a spring to get my water from, but I’ve never really acted upon it. My desire to increase the quality of my water has been growing as I’ve been listening to Daniel Vitalis, David Wolfe and others in the raw food community wax poetically about the benefits of spring water. Today, I stumbled into a podcast on We Like It Raw that featured Daniel Vitalis and he highlighted some ways to go about finding a spring near you. This was the first time that someone broke it down to such a beginners level that made it seem easy enough that I should just go do it. As a result, I feel compelled to make a short term plan to find at least one nearby spring.

I looked on which showed one that was relatively close to Minneapolis. It is 24 minutes from my house. I will try to find some more springs to add to the website.

Here’s my plan:

  1. Contact the US Geological Survey.
  2. Call the water district in my area.
  3. Ask some of the local co-ops and health food stores.
  4. I will then add any springs to
  5. Finally, I will check out any of the springs.

We’re also going to my mothers house this weekend to do a little work on the greenhouse. I’ll keep you updated.


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