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HollerGirl56
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Barbara
Flat Top WV
USA
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Posted - Mar 23 2018 :  09:28:57 AM  Show Profile
I have always had a gravity feed spring since I was a child. Never a lack of water. Any ideas about that??We've never been sick -just pure clean mountain water. It's great.

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windypines
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Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
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Posted - Mar 24 2018 :  03:35:35 AM  Show Profile
We have had a spring for over a hundred years on my dads place. best water you can drink, in my opinion. Our beef cows source of water in the summer time, when on pasture.

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HollerGirl56
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Barbara
Flat Top WV
USA
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Posted - Mar 24 2018 :  03:58:43 AM  Show Profile
I grew up drinking spring water at an old farm house built where there had been an old civil war camp. Then I moved back to land my family owned and built a house about twenty years ago. My mother had told me she played by the spring on a big rock and we were able to find it-all these years and it is beautiful clear water, no need for a pump=it just flows to the house and you always have fresh water-even in a power outage, My family had used this spring since the 1850's-some things are eternal. Just like the creek running by my house. LIFE IS GOOD.
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Red Tractor Girl
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Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
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Posted - Mar 24 2018 :  12:34:51 PM  Show Profile
I have never heard of a gravity spring, but it sounds very interesting. Barbara, it is incredible that the same water source your family has used since 1850s is still in use. Amazing!! If you can post a photo here, I would love to see what you are talking about.

Winnie #3109
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windypines
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Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
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Posted - Mar 25 2018 :  04:55:23 AM  Show Profile
my brother rebuilt the spring house a couple years ago. I don't have any pictures of ours right now, but the water comes out of the ground, around a rock. We have a tank around it, with a pipe that the overflow runs out, to the cow tank. From there it is its own little creek.

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Michele
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HollerGirl56
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Barbara
Flat Top WV
USA
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Posted - Mar 25 2018 :  8:03:10 PM  Show Profile
A gravity fed spring means that you have your spring and hold it in it's own little area and you put a pipe in there and pipe the water to a holding tank---then you pipe the water to your house---but this has to flow down hill to your house. It is great-- I am so glad to have such a great source of water and if that doesn't work we get some out of the creek. A pure mountain stream. I couldn't take a picture with my cell phone if I tried---still learning to use a computer, HA!
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katmom
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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
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Posted - Apr 21 2018 :  10:29:43 PM  Show Profile
Barb, we are Well Water peeps,, only negative is that we have to have a 'whole house filter' to reduce the sediment that comes through the well and holding tank...
I can barely drink city water with all the chemicals in it from the treatment plants.

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