In most cases, utilities place their intake pipes at deep parts of the river, so as to avoid drawing in oil and other debris floating on the surface. Sometimes this raw water is temporarily held in settling ponds to let some of the solids drop out, or else it is pumped directly to the treatment plant. Typically, a coagulant such as alum is added at this stage and the water is mixed, creating clumps of particles in a process called flocculation. These clumps or “floc” are then allowed to settle to the bottom of a clarifying basin, after which the sludge is removed. The water is then filtered. Many municipalities now use synthetic membrane filters, which are composed of thousands of tightly knit polymer strands.Wow. So the water is taken from potentially polluted rivers, moved to sit stagnate in a pond, gets additives to coagulate all the junk, has sludge removed, then goes through a filtration process. True, the resulting water is drinkable, but at what cost? Water that is treated extensively and allowed to sit stagnate loses its energy, its vitality, and its structure. The water essentially dies and all beneficial minerals are lost. Tap water in most municipalities is not unhealthy, but it’s not going to provide the benefits that nature intended either. Castle Rock Water, on the other hand, is pure living structured water. The water is never touched by humans, it’s not artificially filtered or modified, and it never sits stagnant. Nothing is ever added. Castle Rock Water starts as glacier melt on the top of the mountain and is filled with oxygen isotopes. It spends the next 100-10,000 years percolating through the mountain, which acts as one of the largest water filters in the world. This ancient water flows through lave tubes, streams, moves over precious metals and stones, and twists and turns down the banks of Mt. Shasta. The water becomes energized on its journey. It actually gains energy. Because it’s constantly moving and naturally filtered as it flows, it gains structure and is infused with many beneficial minerals from the material deep inside the mountain. The body uses these minerals to stay properly hydrated. Water that has a living structure is better for the vitality of humans and promotes a well-being that tap water can’t match. Read the description again of how tap water is filtered then decide: Which water would you rather have in your body?