Fetching Water in Melbourne

Mike and Kim only drink fresh spring water sourced from a mountain spring ninety minutes drive from their suburban home. Mike and Kim with a full ute-load of water. They, and many others, believe that the spring water tastes better and is healthier than the treated Melbourne scheme water. 

The water jar is empty... a trip to the mountain spring is needed

Mike loads the empty water containers onto the ute

Mike loads the empty water containers onto the ute

Set the GPS while daffy looks on

The lush Victorian forest near the spring

Mike and Kim take a lunch up to the spring. It is a popular spot on a weekend, often with a queue for the water.

The spring is directed into this metal pipe. It flows constantly and excess water is allowed to drain away naturally

Mike's container fills from the spring pipe. The spring drains into the metal pipe and excess water is allowed to drain away naturally

Two fill pipes allow for double filling. Another man waits for his container to fill as Mike caps a full jerry can