Delicious Mountain Spring Water
Fresh water is the lifeblood of our planet, and protecting freshwater ecosystems in Vermont and around the world is critical. Forty states predict water shortages within ten years…
Demand for water already exceeds supply in many parts of the world. Water is a global issue that is best addressed locally and individually. This includes deploying water conservation initiatives that target specific aspects of our inn’s operations, including laundry, dishwashing, landscaping and irrigation. It should be noted that we do not water our lawns, and only target-water the gardens when absolutely necessary.
Water Conservation Day is celebrated on 22nd of March—an awareness event dedicated to addressing the global water crisis and promoting sustainable water management. Everything on Earth requires water to sustain itself. The U.S. Is Only Decades Away from Widespread Water Shortages. And we’re doing our part at Pond Mountain Inn by simply utilizing less water.
Water at Pond Mountain Inn is exceptional; independently lab tested and is delivered from a 360-foot deep artesian well. By the time our water reaches your glass it has been filtered twice and has passed through ultraviolet disinfection technology. Our water is crisp, clean and delicious, and therefore we discourage guests from bringing bottled water.
We replaced our standard shower heads that use 2.5 gallons of water per minute with low-flow shower heads that uses 1.5 gallons per minute or less that should save over 2,500 gallons of water per year. And it even provides a much better shower experience!
We replaced two older washing machines. As a point of context, washing machines account for as much as 20 percent of indoor residential water costs. High efficiency washing machines use about half the water as older machines.
Next time you’re visiting Pond Mountain Inn consider bringing a five-gallon refillable water jug and taking some this precious resource back home—we did!
If you have a few extra minutes, and you’re curious about how little of the planet Earth is made of water, please see our 2019 August Newsletter—it’s near the bottom of the page.