How Things Work : How Do Water Springs Work?

How Things Work : How Do Water Springs Work?

Hello, I’m Steve Jones and I’m going to tell
you a little about water springs. Now, in the past, of course, water springs were very
important, because people needed fresh water. And fresh water, usually, did not come out
of the sea. And very often, not even in rivers. Although rivers were generally alright, because
they were not salt water. But, it was very important that somehow the water which came
from rain, and what we call the water cycle, was collected somehow and was usable for say,
a village. Now, the surface of the land is covered by, what is usually a fairly thin
layer of soil. Underneath that, you can find the various different layers of rock. And
these rocks are sometimes, impervious, that is, water can not go through them. So, what
happens is, in these layers of rock, which are permeable. So, these are permeable, that
is, water can go through them. Rocks like limestone, and sandstone are permeable rocks.
So, with these rocks, the water soaks through the rocks, until it reaches a layer, of say,
clay. This could be clay, and once it’s reached that clay, it can go no further. So, what
it then does, is follow the contour, remembering it has to obey the laws of gravity, and therefore
it’s going to go downhill and not up hill. It will flow along that surface, until it
comes to the land surface. And at that point, you will see a spring. That is, the water
that is collected over this large area comes out through, usually a line of small springs,
and then flows down, and into a stream. It produces a stream that flows into a river.
So, this is the purvey, this is the way that the spring actually is created. This is very
important, this spring. Because the water from a spring is quite pure. First of all,
as rain, it is full of various impurities. It hits the soil surface and the soil begins
a filtering process. And as it passes through different layers of rock, the filtering continues.
So, by the “sime”, time the water reaches the spring, it is actually quite pure and
very drinkable. So, when we consider water springs, and if you look at old maps, you’ll
always find that next to a water spring, very often is a temple, if it’s in Roman times
or Greek times. You’ll find a temple there, because this was a very important thing. Pure,
drinkable water. So, here we have water springs, the source of pure, drinkable, clean water.

53 thoughts on “How Things Work : How Do Water Springs Work?

  1. Was brilliant!!! But. Would have been interested to hear how the Solar & Wind generators worked. Didn't happen. Got a sermon instead!

  2. I live on a Greek island just off the coast of Turkey and for a whole summer I had an argument with my father and some of his friends about the source of some springs on the island. There was (and still is) no way to convince them that it all comes from rain water. They said because the flow of water was so much, it has to come from places like Turkey, other islands and even Egypt! If they understood any English I would show them this video. Stubborn old men! Ha ha!

  3. It doesn't work this way. Go study Victor Schauberger or more currently Daniel Vitalis. Springs are from far within the earth…


  4. Oh and the following the laws of gravity… There are a bunch of anomalous things about water including it's expansion at 4 degrees C. It defies gravity in 'evaporation'… you should look elsewhere for correct answers

  5. Evaporation does not defy gravity any more than a boat floating on the water does. H2O as a gas weighs less than the other gasses around, so the heavier molecules sink and H2O goes up. Same concept with a boat weighing less than the amount of water it displaces.

  6. Springs are from far within the earth, depending on how you define "far". The "far" within the earth aquifers are supplied by rainwater exactly as this video describes.

  7. You have no idea what you are talking about.   The bible clearly states the water came up from the ground and watered the land and it was not from the sky.  Water exists in the crust of the earth and has been there since the beginning of time.

  8. How long can springs last with little to no precipitation?
    Its amazing the amount of water that some of them gush out throughout an entire year…. its like it never ends.

  9. But what about mountain creeks and springs? how does a spring that flows year round get water flowing from the top when there is no more uphill source?

  10. I'm willing to bet this guy's a Texan, and he puts on the British accent only when he talks about smart people shit

  11. so in this ideea it must rain a hell lot where Danube river starts, kind of 5000 tones per day , and why springs are mostly on mountains high up? get on research old dude, stop bs-ing ppl

  12. Great video, helped a lot, thank you. We live on a U.K. hill farm, at the moment we rely on a spring. Could you kindly suggest how we could capture rain water above the farm for storage in a IBC tote and then use gravity to feed into house.

  13. This is just a theory, if you say its from rain, how long the rain down from the sky..? My theory is, because of the pressure differences, at high altitude normally the pressure is lower than sea level, and this low pressure create a vacumn act, bring the water up above from sea level and leak out through the mountain side, and creating waterfalls as water flows from the cracks…
    Sorry my english not so good

  14. This is folklore not a scientific how springs work. The springs of the world follow a multitude of mechanisms to create flows on the surface. Long travel times as well as very short travel times can occur. Transport of pathogens is more likely than not. This is dangerous information presented in the video. Springs are surface expressions of groundwater due to intersection with a conduit system under hydraulic head from an area with more potential.

  15. The water is not always clean……sometimes there are caves that are open to the surface and the spring water passes through these caves…..critters sometimes access these caves and may make poopy in the water….never drink from a spring that is not tested…….

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