Is natural spring water that is raw and not treated dangerous to humans? I had never fucking heard of raw water until today. I am a mostly raw food vegan but even so I don’t try to eat certain foods raw.
For example try eating raw potatoes and rice. Basically, raw water is natural spring water that is NOT treated or filtered. Amazingly, there are a handful of companies in the United States that sell this water.
This natural spring water is taken to a local facility where this water is then bottled. Some companies test the water for bacteria first and stipulate a shelf life. Doug Evan creator of Juicero claims he has drank raw water for two decades.
This raw water is not treated with sodium fluoride, chlorine, etc. Also, this water is not filtered so that natural minerals and vitamins are not lost. Natural water including spring water can sometimes contain cholera, hepatitis a, e coli, carcinogenic compounds, metals, and parasites similar to giardia.
Live Water is one such business that sells raw water. There website claims that not one person has become sick from their raw water. This company also tests their water for bacteria before selling.
Currently, Live Water sells raw water in 2.5 gallon glass containers. I would definately perform your due diligence also known as raw water studying, before deciding to drink this type of water. One 2.5 gallon glass jug of water will last approximately 30 days.
This company charges $16 per jug. I currently purchase bottled spring water that is of course treated for $7 per 5 gallon plastic container. I can say this that the bottled water I drink tastes much better than tap water.
Also, Eldorado Springs water rents me a cold and hot water dispenser for $6 per month. There are the usual skeptics with raw water. I would have to perform quite a bit of studying I think before I would try drinking this raw water.
Finally, this type of water is actually more expensive than many treated spring water services.