We have substantially completed our first phase. We will be permitting second phase with the ultimate protection for the ancient stone house.
Once we receive the approvals from the appropriate agencies we will then have a more definitive time when that work will commence. Our web page is the official notification page for activities www.BostonClearWater.com
If you wish, add your name and email onto our front page of our website. This will enable us to notify you in advance when work is being done or the spring is closed in addition to other important news including any emergency notifications.
Looking forward to seeing you all again, thank you, Boston Clear Water
Like other businesses throughout the country, Boston Clear Water continues to monitor the COVID-19 emergency. However, we are doing more than monitoring, we’re going to help.
As a public water supply, we want to support our community and are offering our mineral water at NO CHARGE (FREE) during this ongoing crisis. While we have vending machines that take quarters, we have a well-marked machine that will dispense water at no charge. If you can pay, please use the vending as you have in the past. If you cannot, then please help yourself.
We realize that many in our community will experience a negative economic impact as a result of lost income. We feel that access to our water should not be prohibited because of cost.
We remind you to share this precious resource. The earth has given us this water to share with as many people as possible. If you are filling, be courteous and fill the containers you need to fill and allow others a turn who may be waiting. We have seen the chaos at grocery stores and there is no need for that scene at your spring. We honor those by sharing.
Boston Clear’s steward of the spring said, “We have a lot of loyal customers and we welcome everyone. I wanted to assure those who are facing an immediate financial crisis that water will be available.”
Boston Clear Water also wants to assure its customers that it maintains a high level of quality control. Our water is drawn from a few inches below the grotto in the stone house. It then passes through a small filter and an ultraviolet light before it is dispensed in customer-provided bottles. No human hands or light touch the water until it is dispensed.
While we have taken a number of measures to assure safe drinking water, we ask that all of our customers be considerate and conscientious of other people who visit the spring. Please assure that your bottles are clean both inside and out. Use a paper towel or some sanitary wipe to handle the doors to the vending machines.
Our water supply is safe and we continue to monitor the situation.
First, we want you to know that our water comes from deep in the earth and naturally comes to the surface in the stone house you see behind the red-vending house. We draw the water from a few inches down from our grotto in the stone house, pass it through a small filter, then through an ultraviolet light, then on to your bottles. No human hands or light touch the water until you dispense it.
This health crisis is teaching us a lesson that the ancient American Indians knew, we are all interconnected and need to watch out for one another. Our actions and inactions have an effect on others. Keep your bottles clean, wipe the shelves down with a sterilized wipes, also wipe down the handle you use to open the door to the vending. These are simple items that help us all.
We monitor the property and conduct maintenance to assure quality water is delivered to your bottles.
Wash / sanitize your hands before touching any of the equipment at the spring and if you or someone is not feeling well, please allow a friend to make the trip to the spring for you.
We are all in this together and we will provide our mineral water to help people prosper in these trying times. We will not run out of water during this crisis and the good earth provides a constant, fresh supply every minute of the day.
While at the spring, we offer you an experience to reflect on how appreciative we are for the water that bounds out of the earth to our spring. We know that it is special and we will protect it.
We’ve noticed several people filling their water containers from the overflow visible outside of the Spring house, that is not the water that flows to the dispensers. This overflow is frequented by wildlife, therefore it is not suitable for consumption. The property is under video and sound surveillance for the protection of this public water supply. We take protecting the public water supply extremely serious as do the authorities who intrust us with protecting this source.
In the event you are of hardship and need water feel free to contact us at email@example.com and we can arrange that for you.
Whenever you visit the spring you will see continuous improvements. These are done with stewardship and protection of this beautiful natural resource.
Hand pruning vegetation is necessary to keep thing tidy in the area. We want to make the spring accessible to everyone.
Feel free to pick up anything others have left behind and take any refuse with you. We have had a few broken bottles left behind, so we all need to be considerate of the area. This is beneficial to all of us who understand protecting our precious water supplies.
We are all stewards of the mineral elements here and we appreciate your help.
2019 July 6, first day of season outside temperature hits 90 degrees. Getting a fresh glass of 51 degree natural free-flowing mineral water helps everyone to reflect a quote from Marie Vazzana Smith.”Thank you for preserving this God–given natural resource” As stewards of the Spring we’re proud to offer this public water supply to everyone. NO One is excluded at the Hate Free Zone!
If you visit our site or come by our spring, chances are you have an interest in high quality water and the reality that sources like ours are scarce. Boston’s local news show, ABC’s Chronicle, took a look at the challenges facing our water supply in the area. Lynnfield, our own home town, has also faced challenges of supplying clean water to residents.
In South Africa, where a lack of water nearly shut down Cape Town last year, they are looking at trying to avoid another future crisis. They actually had a day they named “Day Zero” when water would completely run out in Cape Town but, thanks to generous rainfall and severe restrictions on water use, they have staved off disaster for now. However, they are looking at other solutions, including towing a giant iceberg from Antartica to quench the country’s thirst.
Plastics are choking the planet. Canada is going to phase out single use plastics by 2021 in an effort to cut “3 million tons of plastic waste tossed out by the country every year.” Our oceans are a mess with plastics and they are finding micro-particles in most all living creatures who live in our seas.
This brings us to solutions to helping our planet. Each of us needs to look at our plastic footprint and cut it down … starting now. No plastic bottles and if you’re going to buy an expensive water bottle then you should be putting the finest water in it.
Help our planet for the next generation. By setting an example, we teach others to be mindful of this small, beautiful planet. Our kids are watching and we believe that they will be better stewards of our planet’s resources if we can just show them the way.
It is summer here in New England and the water is flowing.
A few changes and the first one you will note is the pricing of the water to $0.75/gallon. It is our commitment to continue to make this amazing mineral water available to everyone. We have added another water vending position to help ease the lines we have seen when the spring gets crowded.
We are also undergoing some repairs in the office area which is not going to affect dispensing of water. Our first priority was preserving and cleaning the area around the spring to preserve it for generations to come. In that process, we experienced unforeseen legal action by those who sought to close the spring. While we respect the legal process, it has been an expensive and revealing process. Having persevered, we want to assure that we both deliver our great water and provide an experience that enriches those who visit us.
Consistent with our goals we also depend on you to tell those who you know and love about our water. The mineral water that comes from Pocahontas Spring is special … it tastes special … it makes those who drink it feel special.
We continue to offer access to the spring waters that flow from within the stone house out back. We welcome those who meditate, pray and just sit in peace at our spring. To those who believe in the healing powers of our waters, we continue to offer a place where you can meditate and focus on your personal goals.
Our St. Anthony statue and the spring were recently honored at a dedication in France at the church of St. Pietro, not far from the battlefields of Normandy. It was there that our owner, Anthony Gattineri, is considering ways that there can be future connections between the two places.
Please tell someone about our spring, its mineral water and the people who visit it, all of which make this place so special. Follow us on Facebook and look for updates here!
We appreciate everyone who visits our spring in Lynnfield, particularly those who have taken the time to stop in our little red house that serves as our intergalactic headquarters.
Over the next few months, you will note that the price of our mineral water is going to increase. There are a number of factors that go into making such a decision but we are confident that the value for the quality is without equal.
Water is not created equal. In today’s mass market of bottled water, consumers can easily be confused as to the quality of the water and the claims made by the bottler. Nestle’s Poland Springs brand is now part of a class action lawsuit centered around the company’s misleading consumers about the quality of its “spring” water. You may have noted an increase in the commercials for Poland Springs as this lawsuit moves forward (We bet you start noticing). The fact is, the rules on labeling favor big corporations, not the consumer.
So what’s the difference in water? We found a good article from Consumer Reports that gives an unbiased look at the different kinds of water. Mineral water is different and our water is different from any other. First, you can taste the difference in our water and second, you can see the source for yourself.
We believe that the ritual of coming to our spring, taking a moment to be thankful for this natural source, and re-using containers are all part of a journey that more people will be making. There is hardly a week that goes by that we do not see something in the news about the poor quality of the water coming out of American homes’ faucets.
We believe that we should provide a space where people can show their thanks for the water. While you can do that as your bottle fills at our vending positions, we make the area next to our red house available to give you a place to reflect on this journey … something you may not get with a trip to your local grocery store. Reflection is as much part of our water as the water itself.
Many of you have also shared your stories of what the spring means to you and your family. Some of you have become hubs for water distribution within your network of family and friends. I am sure that your efforts are well worth it.
Finally, we want you to know how much we appreciate the stories many of you share with us. We hear you and we are noting them to add to our special history.
Mary Richardson wrote to us at the spring last year as part of her move from Pennsylvania to Colorado Springs. Her reasons for the move were quite simple, access to clean water.
Richardson is a nurse but her the hospital where she worked pushed baby formula, mixed with ordinary water, on new mothers and their babies. She now works in a lactation nurse in a Baby Friendly, hospital. “Baby Friendly” was coined by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) who launched the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), a global program to encourage the broad-scale implementation of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes. The BFHI assists hospitals in giving mothers the information, confidence, and skills necessary to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies or safely feed with formula, and gives special recognition to hospitals that have done so.
Mary, who now lives in Colorado Springs in a place called the Garden of The Gods …. and she only drinks water from nearby Manitou Springs, a town that has a few mineral springs.
During a recent walk, Mary was inspired to write a poem about the Blue Bell flowers she saw …. I asked her if we could share it here “Homage to Blue Bells.”
Why do Bluebells hang their heads down low
Are they tired or sad allowing their tears to flow
Assisting their roots with water to grow
It’s very possible we may never know
Why do Bluebells stare down at the ground
As if in a dream or lost in a sound
Wild things roam and creatures abound
Perhaps the answer can never be found
Why do Bluebells not come up for air
As if the sun is no more their care
They seem content to just stand there
It’s beyond comprehension, life isn’t fair
Why do Bluebells have a hunch on their back
As if looking down is a natural act
Dusty floors, a wall with a crack
Only an earthworm gets a look at that
A world without Bluebells would be a sorrowful place