I count myself as very lucky to live in a community that has TWO natural springs in city parks. Our parks department tests the nitrate levels of our springs on a monthly basis even!
I’ve been collecting spring water on a weekly basis for about 2 months now, and I absolutely love it!
The maximum parts per million (PPM) of safe levels of nitrates in drinking water is 10 ppm. One of our springs averages about 3.5 PPM of nitrate levels, and the other that I frequent is just .2 PPM.
The greatest source of nitrates comes from fertilizers deposited into the soil. Municipal drinking water is also treated chemically and contains Fluoride. If you are like me and want to choose fluoride-free water, finding a spring near you is a great alternative.
A great resource to finding a spring near you is www.findaspring.com. Find out if your city or county tests this spring water as well. I like to think of spring water as “Living Water” that comes from the Earth.
Below is a great video by Shawn Stevens all about spring water and his perspective on the benefits he’s experienced. Enjoy!