Question regarding Potawatami trail water pump

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Question regarding Potawatami trail water pump

Postby rcab23 » September 9th, 2019, 7:10 am

I know there is a hand pump at blind lake (and now that I think of it there is one at DTE m-52 lot) but I'm not sure I've never used it surprisingly. My question is can I just drink that strait up or do I need to filter it or add tabs or something? Would love to not have to carry any extra water and just use that as a fillup! thanks
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Re: Question regarding Potawatami trail water pump

Postby DynoDon » September 9th, 2019, 7:21 am

You can drink that water, it just well water, I've drank the water at Blind Lake, I've tasted better water, but in a pinch it'll work, I haven't tried the water at DTE, some well water is great, but they all differ, they will have a food station at that parking lot for TTC Saturday, they may have bottled water, there was a pump at the Yurt on the Poto shortcut too, I haven't tried that one in years, its probably still there. You could drop off bottles before your ride hidden in strategic spots.
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Re: Question regarding Potawatami trail water pump

Postby rcab23 » September 9th, 2019, 7:26 am

Ok good to know! Im not concerned with taste, I usually add pedialyte powder or something similar but ive never thought of hiding stuff before, that is genius. I know they have the station halfway but im thinking for other days when im trying to get my endurance up.
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Re: Question regarding Potawatami trail water pump

Postby Paul Brown » September 9th, 2019, 7:46 am

I use the pump at DTE often. It tastes fine to me. But to be fair well water does have a taste that filtered water doesn't, but I'm not that picky.
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Re: Question regarding Potawatami trail water pump

Postby c0nsumer » September 9th, 2019, 8:52 am

The DNR tests these occasionally and if they don't pass (or haven't in a while) they remove the pump handle. They are fine to drink from. Sometimes they may taste a little weird, but it won't hurt you at all.
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Re: Question regarding Potawatami trail water pump

Postby dudegetabike » September 9th, 2019, 9:54 am

the DTE "fill up" station ran out of water pretty fast last year and just used the pump to refill their bottles. From my own anecdotal evidence, I drank a bottle of it and finished triple trail without issue.
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Re: Question regarding Potawatami trail water pump

Postby rcab23 » September 10th, 2019, 8:58 am

Thanks all! Im pumped to use it.....hah.
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Re: Question regarding Potawatami trail water pump

Postby deuxdiesel » September 11th, 2019, 3:30 am

Water from those wells builds character.
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Re: Question regarding Potawatami trail water pump

Postby AllMountin' » September 11th, 2019, 7:19 am

The pump at Ionia has a nice blend of iron & sulfer that gives it a lil extra kick. If you're thirsty enough, you'll drink it. [emoji1362]
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