Elixir of life water
from fresh, pure mountain springs
Wild and untamed, exuberantly foaming or silently splashing: water flows in many places in Tyrol. About 10,000 springs originate in the Tyrol mountains. The water in most of the approx. 600 lakes, pools and ponds is drinkable.
Jakob Fuchs - The refiner
Sepp Greil - The sensitive one
Angelika Pastler - The Science Busters
Eva Salvenmoser - The nature enthusiast
Florian Steiner - The forest specialist
Water seeps into the ground in Tyrol's high alpine regions, returning to the surface many years later in a spring after being filtered and enriched with minerals. All water taps in Tyrol offer best drinking water quality. All hosts offer the precious water in this quality free of charge.
Tyrol's towns have public fountains where you can take a refreshing sip of water, these fountains used to be watering places for cattle; they were used to do laundry and to chat. The fountains offer cool refreshment on hot days with their waters and are a pleasure for all guests and locals alike. Water is not only vital, it is also a wellness and beauty agent in one. It stimulates blood circulation in all organs, additionally promotes the metabolism and strengthens the body's immune system. This being said: enjoy a refreshment, a bath and particularly a drink!
There are mineral, spring and healing waters.
|Mineral water||For many thousand years, water has seeped through the different layers of rock under the surface, taking up minerals from the rock.|
|Spring water||Spring water usually has a very high quality and is outstandingly suitable for drinking. It usually has a low share of dissolved minerals.|
|Healing water||Healing water is used for healing and therapy due to its composition or its physical properties. It must comply with the requirements of the healing bath and spa law and be approved as such by the state government.|
Figures, data & facts
- 42 kilometres of lines have been placed in Ellmau to take the water to every household.
- 4.5 million litres of water are consumed every day in a tourism-intense place like Ellmau; holidays often also mean using water, from thorough showers to daily sauna.
- The average life span of a water line is 100 years.
- 100 different values are examined in the samples.
- A cow drinks 60 litres water a day to give 15 litres milk.
- A fir stores 3000 litres water in its crown.
- The body consists of water to 2/3 at the beginning of our lives, and to 1/3 at the end.