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Holy Water

A cache by besem Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 05/14/2011
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Holy Water

It's an unfortunate fact of Grahamstown life that the tap water is possibly unsafe to drink, with confirmed reports of high levels of aluminium and arsenic[1]. Several businesses, selling nothing but purified water, have sprung up around town, but luckily for Grahamstown residents, there's an alternative that's even better - high quality spring water. Just outside Grahamstown, on the border of Coldstream Farm[3], there is a natural spring that is open to the public at all times, and completely free. The property owners have kindly opened up the spring for public use, and spring is upkept by Angela Mitford-Barberton from the Kowie Catchment Campaign, as well as Barny Kepe[2]. These two individuals are responsble for the neat little path to the spring and keeping the area easily accessible and maintained.

Feel free to quench your thirst at the spring - the water is completely safe and of high quality. I rely on the spring for my own drinking water, taking home about 26 litres of the stuff every other week or so. Often the water barely trickles from the spring, but after heavy rainfalls the water gushes out, as can be seen in the above photograph. So far I've been lucky in my water collecting expeditions, since I've never had to wait for longer than a few minutes to fill my bottles up, but during the dry season the queue can be quite long, especially so if the town water suddenly develops a strange smell due to newly added chemicals.

The cache is a small Lock & Lock container hidden nearby and out of sight from the spring. However, be aware that the spring can be a high muggle zone at times, especially over weekends, so please take care not to attract attention.

Sources: [1] http://www.watersafe.co.za/2010/03/31/is-grahamstowns-water-safe-yet/
            [2] http://www.ru.ac.za/modules/blog_include/blog_content.php?blog_id=1385
            [3] http://www.grocotts.co.za/content/drinkers-guide-grahamstowns-water-14-10-2010

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