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Delicious Mountain Spring Water

Conserving 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… 

Water Conservation Day is celebrated on 22nd of March—my mom’s birthday. 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; the same process is repeated in the Cottage. 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.   

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