I live in a small town in Bulgaria. One of the legends of its founding says that about ten centuries ago a slavic tribe was looking for a new place to settle down. They stopped for a rest in a forest, next to a mountain spring. The water of the spring was so cold, clean and delicious that they decided to make their new village there. They called it Sopot, which some people think means „clean water“. Today in Sopot they are about 30 continuous free-flowing fountains, in which the water comes from mountain springs, which is quite a lot for a town with less than10 000 citizens. They have the coldest water that I have ever tasted.
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But! Why are the fountains free-flowing? Isn’t that a bit of a waste?
The water in the fountains is catched from mountain springs which are free-flowing anyway, and then the water flows where it would be naturally flowing if there were no fountains. It has nothing to do with the public sewage, so I don’t think it’s really a waste.
Oh I see. And people can drink from the fountains? I mean, is the water drinkable as it flows?
Yes, it is drinkable, that’s the main purpose, people to drink from it. Actually the word fointain is not really correct, but I can’t find word in English that is more suitable.
Oh cool. It must be so nice to be able to have a nice sip of cold spring water after a walk around town
this is so interesting
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