How to collect and store fresh spring water

My family and I started collecting spring water early winter 2013-2014. We had researched and thought of the idea several times and had been bottling well water from family for some time already, but what pushed us over the edge of actually pursuing Fresh Spring Water was when we attended a Raw Foods Class in our local area. At the class they talked about how and where they collect spring water briefly, which launched us into seriously pursuing the next step: trying it out for ourselves.

So October 2013, we looked on FindASpring.com and found that there were some tested and clean springs locally to us. Based off the recommendation of those teaching the Raw Foods class, we wanted to first go to the spring that they collected water from: Clearview Spring in Harwinton, CT.

Our experience has been nothing short of amazing with drinking the spring water. It is more refreshing and satisfying that any other water we’ve tried/tasted. I would second well water, but we have city water that we have filtered with a ZERO water filter for the last year and a half we have been in our current home. And when we drink the water, although it tastes clean, we know that it is still full of fluoride. And even after drinking the filtered tap water, we don’t feel as satisfied.

This is why we now choose spring water. It’s not something that is foreign to our ancestors. In fact, my grandmother on my father’s side shared with me recently: that she would go with her parents back in the 1930/1940s to the local spring with a large 5 gallon glass carboy, stand in line, fill it up, and go home. The glass carboy would have a leather carrying strap on/around it. And the the full carboy would be placed in the cool basement in a wooden frame to protect and help pour out the water into smaller jugs as needed.

To read more from some excellent outside resources we found:

10 Helpful Accessories for Harvesting Fresh Spring Water

How to Collect Your Own Fresh Spring Water