Every couple weeks, Lauren Lee stuffs a few dozen gallon jugs into a big black laundry bag. She brings it to a covered pavilion right in the middle of Berkeley Springs State Park, which itself is right in the middle of downtown Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.
She chooses one of two brick water fountains and begins to fill her jugs, one by one, with water drawn from the seven underground springs.
“I like coming down here. I always meet new people. I’ve never been able to do this anywhere I’ve ever lived,” Lee said.
She doesn’t just come here to socialize though.
“We have well water where we live, so it’s a lot easier to use this in our machines, like for coffee,” Lee said. “And for the plants, because our water kills our plants.”