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Springs water

Is the water from the creek from Borrego Springs safe to drink?

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for Zion National Park, Joshua Tree National Park
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1. Re: Springs water

You would be wise to filter any water from a creek. There are small filters you can get for backpacking.

Thousand Palms...
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2. Re: Springs water

Thank you, I wish I had asked before I drank it. Kind of think that is why I feel as if I have a bug. Hope it isn't going to last too long.

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4. Re: Springs water

Drinking untreated water is not a good idea as any water source can contain waterborne pathogens.

If you continue to feel poorly you might want to discuss this with your doctor. Good luck.

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for Borrego Springs, San Francisco, Solana Beach
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5. Re: Springs water

It's definitely NOT a good idea to be drinking that water. Animal waste can get into the water very easily. If you are still feeling badly, I would recommend seeing a doctor and letting them know your activiites.

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