I was watching a man take a sample of water from a hydrant way up in the mountains at a retreat. He asked me if I would help him turn something. Anyway he took the sample.
I asked him what was the safe limit on certain organisms. He told me then I asked him what our water rated. He said it contained zero pollutants of any kind.
I had always thought their water was great and apparently it was.
There was a creek flowing out of the mountains onto the retreat’s property. I asked him what it contained and he said it had a fair amount of bacteria. He said he would not ordinarily drink from it but if he had been hunting all day and was really thirsty, he would go ahead and drink it and not really worry.
“I was watching a man take a sample of water from a hydrant way up in the mountains at a retreat.”
I forget the town, but it is in the foothills north of Seattle. Some bottling company in Seattle uses their water to sell as “Pure Mountain Spring Water”.
Their truck pulls it from the little town’s hydrant and heads back to the bottling plant!