Mel's Well: A Local Phenomenon
It’s entirely possible that people are beginning to question the consequences of drinking water from plastic bottles, considering that 40 percent of bottled water is actually bottled tap water. Many places around Australia are already riding the filtration wave and now Mullum Sari in Mullumbimby NSW, are proud to be a part of it too.
An initiative set up to provide people of Mullumbimby with free filtered water access to Mel’s Well has become a local phenomenon. Locals simply bring their water bottles, fill them and thank the team at Mullum Sari.
The freshly filtered water is powered by an Aquasana Rhino Whole House Filter. A system which filters out chlorine, bad taste, and odours from municipally treated tap water as it enters your home, this patented multi-stage filtration process directs water through four stages of filtration for optimum quality and taste.
Mullum Sari Manager Vicki Standley says “many of our users come from township of Mullumbimby, but we now have people travel from the hinterland regions where water is sometimes more scarce or unpleasant in taste. The community is so grateful and it’s a real service to the community. Where else would you see something like this but Mullumbimby”.
This all would not have been made possible without the generosity of Vitality 4 Life CEO, Roger Akins. Mel’s Well was created in memory of his dear friend. The thanks and gratitude from Mullumbimbians is constant as people relish this community gift of pure water.
Filtration trends across Australia are reaching universities, schools and even entire communities like Bundanoon in New South Wales. The small community of roughly 2,500 people no longer sells or uses bottled water. These initiatives embark together as we fight against pollution and wellbeing in societies across the globe.