Drinking Water Sources

Next to air, water is the second most important element for human life. Without access to water, most of us would perish after 3 days. The adult human body, on average, is made of 60% water. About 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered with water. Not to mention all the other living beings and plant life that hold water on our planet. As the late Japanese researcher Masaru Emoto published in his seminal book The Hidden Messages in Water, water is a potent carrier of information, a conductor of energy and vibration, a vehicle for planetary evolution.

Because our thoughts and intentions can affect the crystalline structure of water – and therefore, ourselves and all other beings and the world – it is critical we choose our thoughts and intentions wisely. And it is equally important that we source the cleanest, purest, most naturally structured water from our environment. Especially with the impending threat of “water wars” as corporate forces attempt to commercialize this invaluable natural resource.

One of my top criteria for choosing a place to relocate to was having a wild water source close by. We are fortunate in Sedona to have many options for drinking water – both free and paid. I have shared those I am aware of below. If you know of more, please let us know.

 

WILD WATER

Wild WaterHarding Spring, Route 89A about midway between Sedona and Flagstaff. This is a natural spring that is free and open to the public year round, except after fires, during times of bacterial contamination (the city tests the water regularly for bacteria), and certain times when the canyon or creek are closed. Residents have shared water test results at various times on the Facebook group “Sedona Bulletin Board” that have shown this water source to have fluctuations in arsenic levels. The latest tests showed low levels, but if you have a concern you can have the water tested yourself or take precautions and purchase a water filter like the stainless steel MultiPure with special arsenic reducing filter.

 

ChocolaTree waterChocolaTree Eatery chocolatree.com

All businesses on the South side of Route 89A have access to the artesian fed Oak Creek aquifer which supplies clean water. ChocolaTree lets all customers fill up their water bottles from the spigot in their garden. Please read their message before going:

We are happy to provide this beautiful community with pure artesian spring water. Proper water retrieving etiquette as follows – Please park in the parking area next to the painted fence and enter through the garden gates. Once through the gates turn to the left down the stone walkway and you will see a spigot.

We provide this water to you for free because it is important to us to build community chi and support Chocolatree’s vision: we see a world of natural beauty were every child is born into their very own pristine paradise of clean water, pure air and a splendid garden growing fresh foods. Thank you for continuing to support this vision in all that you do!”

I found this website online that had this to share about the Oak Creek water: “Sedona Natural Artesian Spring Water flows from a protected spring in Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Arizona. Its origin dates back to the early 1800’s. The pure water that formed the spring was generated from rain and snowfall in the mountainous areas far north hundreds of years ago. It takes anywhere from 800 to 1400 years to have the water from the precipitation to begin flowing as artesian springs. All of the area north of the spring is non-farm land and very mountainous which produces a bountiful supply of clean, non-polluted, natural artesian spring water.

The Oak Creek Canyon Natural Artesian Spring was the water source for Native Americans who lived in Oak Creek Canyon for many years. They used the spring water for irrigation and drinking water. It was once rumored that Living Springs, where the spring flows, was a mystic healing ground of the Native Americans.”

The Oak Creek Water Company supplies water test results yearly: read report. Although it does say on their website that they add “chemicals that are approved by the National Safety Foundation for treatment of drinking water,” I did call them and was told that that is just a standard statement they put out on their website, but that they usually DO NOT add any chemicals to the water for customers they service in West Sedona, except in rare circumstances when a main breaks or for other reasons they need to disinfect the line. In that case, they would use chlorine. Please be aware that there are three Oak Creek Water companies – this one that services West Sedona, plus one other in Cornville and one in the canyon. They each have their own policies so please contact them directly to get the most up-to-date information on their water quality.

 

7 Circuit Labyrinth at Angel ValleyAngel Valley Located at 13513 Angel Valley Road in Sedona, Angel Valley is a spiritual retreat center that lets visitors fill their water bottles with water from their well. Water is free but the visitor fee for the day is $20. Locals and students pay $10. Children under 13 are free.

On their website, they share: “The water from the wells at Angel Valley is not only good tasting, it is extremely powerful. The four wells have been determined as having different energies. The well by the garden has a physical quality, by the Light House you find a heart/mind vibration, by the guest cabins the water has an emotional nature and the highest well that feeds the Welcome Center and the Hilltop Lodge has a Christ consciousness frequency. Ever since we knew about these characteristics, we have wanted to do more with the water than just drink it and bathe in it. We had the water chemically tested and Dr. Emoto’s lab took photos of our waters.” I could not find the water test results on their website so I cannot comment on that.

 

ACTIVATED HYDROGEN WATER

Living Springs™ Activated Hydrogen Water by Pursanova™ livingspringswater.com

Located on State Route 89A in West Sedona, Living Springs water aids in the efficient absorption of nutrients by body cells and the excretion of toxins from them and has been proven to eliminate or significantly reduce bacteria, chlorine, nitrates, and other toxins from water, making it safer to drink and less harmful to the body. This is the water I personally choose to drink and it has made a huge impact on my digestion, for the better. I was drinking Mountain Valley Spring Water before and this was a huge upgrade for me (although it costs much less!).

 

DYNAMICALLY ENHANCED STRUCTURED WATER

Pure Az Water + Ice pureazwater.com OPEN: Monday – Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-2pm

Located at 2055 West State Route 89A, Suite C in the Harkins Movie Theater shopping center. Water is first purified by a multi-step reverse osmosis process and then put through a structured water device which simulates the movement of water in nature – creating vortexes and water spirals – and which exposes the water to a proprietary blend of natural elements from the earth. This infuses the water with oxygen and natural energy creating water similar to water from a pure mountain stream.

 

ALKALINE (KANGEN*) WATER

Pure Az Water + Ice pureazwater.com OPEN: Monday – Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-2pm

Located at 2055 West State Route 89A, Suite C in the Harkins Movie Theater shopping center. This water has gone through their reverse osmosis process, and then they add back trace amounts of minerals and process the water through Enagic Kangen* devices to take the acid out of the water, which raises the Ph and alkalinity of the water. This process increases the oxygen content of the water and increases it’s ability to buffer acids. *Trademarks of Enagic, Inc.

 

REVERSE OSMOSIS WATER

Pure Az Water + Ice pureazwater.com OPEN: Monday – Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-2pm with 24/7 accessible vending machines for RO and Deionized water

Located at 2055 West State Route 89A, Suite C in the Harkins Movie Theater shopping center. Their state-of-the-art reverse osmosis process involves six different filtering steps designed to remove virtually all impurities from the water. Then the water is put through an ozone and ultra-violet light process to kill any bacteria or viruses in the water. The result is clean, pure water.

 

DEIONIZED WATER

Pure Az Water + Ice pureazwater.com OPEN: Monday – Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-2pm with 24/7 accessible vending machines for RO and Deionized water

Located at 2055 West State Route 89A, Suite C in the Harkins Movie Theater shopping center. Water that has been through their multi-step reverse osmosis process is then put through one additional filtering step using a deionizing filter to remove any trace amounts of ions (salts). The result is water that is as pure as water can be.

 

MOUNTAIN VALLEY SPRING WATER IN GLASS BOTTLES

Natural Grocers You can purchase still or carbonated Mountain Valley Spring Water in glass liter bottles individually or by the case for around $25/case.

Whole Foods You can purchase still or carbonated Mountain Valley Spring Water in glass liter bottles individually or by the case for around $32/case.

 

WATER PURIFICATION AND STORAGE

These are just some of the local sources of clean drinkable water. Once you have your water source, you’ll need to determine how to store it in your home – typically people choose between glass bottles and BPA-free plastic bottles and use crock dispensers on a counter or stand.

MultiPure Arsenic Water FilterBerkey Stainless Steel Travel FilterIf you are harvesting wild water and are concerned about contaminants, you can purchase a water filter to go under the sink or above the counter. Since the Oak Creek Canyon spring water source is said to have high arsenic counts, a MultiPure Arsenic Filter might be a good choice. Berkey Stainless Steel Travel models are also popular but they won’t filter out arsenic.

 

 

WATER ALTARS

With the help of affirmation decals (that say gratitude, love and other intentions), copper pyramids, crystals and images, you can design your own water altar to help infuse your water with positive intention and create beautifully structured water in your own home. Water bottles, crocks, stands, and decals can be purchased at Pure Az Water + Ice (pureazwater.com). ChocolaTree also sells some wonderful affirmation decals made by Sedona local Eva Maurice.

 

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