Donations policy

All donations unless otherwise discussed are received at the discretion of Joseph McDonald, the main proprietor of this Initiative.

In the past amounts were all applied directly to the fund and during this time many people wanted to give me money for gas.

So moving forward half of any donation unless otherwise discussed will go into Joseph’s pocket to cover time and delivery costs.

Thank you for your understanding and support,



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Categories: Personal Water

Top 7 Mistakes to Avoid when Harvesting Rain Water

  1. To expensive, don’t worry about it. Cost effective solutions are available. Start somewhere.
  2. fish, lids or screening to keep bugs away from your water
  3. Don’t overly choke your flow.
  4. Reuse old pools, hot tubs, or other methods to create more storage.
  5. Don’t ignore the power of natural elevations
  6. Don’t allow algae to overcome your water, black painted rain barrels won’t allow photosynthesis.

7. Don’t neglect harvesting rain water.

This information was all acquired from the following video.

The biggest mistake you can make when harvesting rain water is to not try at all. Rain water is a fantastic resource for your home and garden.

Even if you make a lot of mistakes, if you are learning and working towards your goals, your on the right path.

If you have any other tips or guides for harvesting rain water, please do share at the comments below.

Thank you,

and have a wonderful day



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Categories: DIY Opportunities solutions Water

Bringing Clean Water to the World on a Budget

Greetings patrons of this Clean Water Imitative blog.

Today we are continuing our efforts at examining how to most cost effectively bring clean water to as many people as possible. With requests and regular correspondence to a few friends in Kenya and Nigeria among other wonderful nations, the demand for aid is what sometimes feels like endless. With this in mind and with a concern about the security of funding international programs, including the financial demand beyond our current reach, we have looked at other ways to help as broadly as possible.

With this in mind, let’s learn how to make our very own cost effective filters. Using this first video, we can see that using activated charcoal, or activated bio carbons is essentially all we will need to assure we have much cleaner drinking water. In my mind using this method will improve tap water in most if not all major cities around the world.

In the video above we find a simple effective method to keep your drinking water clean, All we need is:

A cutting tool

A drilling tool

A bottle or container

Activated charcoal or activated bio carbons.

Cheese cloth or screen, gauze

Step 1

Rinse the activated charcoal until it runs clear.

Step 2

Cut the bottom off the bottle

Step 3

Make the screen and drill holes in the cap.

Step 4

Put the cap back on and fill the container with the activated charcoal or activated bio carbons.

Step 5

Lastly we need to make a diffuser to distribute the water through the filter more evenly, Optionally you can also use a coffee filter, and you also want to make sure to clean the diffuser and the cap as determined necessary based on usage.

Now let’s look at how to make activated charcoal?

Now that you know how to make activated charcoal, you can sell it, or you can make these filter systems to sell. What a gift to the community this can be.Don’t forget to consider trade as a method of payment from those less financially successful than yourself.

However you maybe looking to build a more permanent filter for a larger volume of use, like at a school perhaps? Check out the video below. By making more layers to the filter, we can help filter the water more.

Ideally unlike in the video above, we rinse our carbon and other filter layers before use.

Check back on the 12th when I publish a blog talking about mistakes to avoid when harvesting rain water.

Thank you for checking out this blog post on Bringing Clean Water to the World on a Budget.

As always it was a pleasure and please share this to anyone who may find it interesting or useful.

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Categories: DIY Opportunities solutions Water

11 Apps, 28 People, and growing fast!

This Clean Water Initiative has accepted the opportunity to help provide clean drinking water for 11 applicants, that’s 28 residents. As this program expands, we couldn’t be happier with the results.

Water is both fundamental and essential in the quest to share and realise maximum potential.

Coming up we are doing some branding in the form of stickers. If you want to get involved please let us know.

We would love to find a better source of big glass or regular 19L plastic jugs, not PET 1 as well.

Thank you everyone, one question I want to address as well.

What happens after 6 months?

“After 6 months ideally I have established your understanding of the importance of quality drinking and cooking water. At which point you look to secure this water the same way I do, for yourself. By going to your local spring, or the other option is we create an exchange where I continue bringing you Elmvale quality water.”

Thank you everyone.


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Water Tested

The Elmvale water was tested by one of our applicants and now contributor to the program, Marc from Cookstown. Beside each picture is a description of Marc’s findings.

Pic 1 is a test result for Free Chlorine in the water and it came back as 0 ppm which is perfect. Test was done by swirling a swab stick into the water for 30 seconds and matching the colour result to the colour code on the bottle. 

Pic 2 is a test result for Total Chloramines which is monochloramines and free chlorine and came back perfect again at 0 ppm. Test was done by swirling a swap stick for 15 seconds and waiting 30 seconds to then match the colour result to the colour codes on the bottle. 

Pics 3 is a test result for water hardness. The test came back positive for manganese (calcium was not tested but is assumed is in the water). The test was done by adding a reacting agent powder to the water which detects the manganese ions and turns the water pink to identify as water is hard.

Pics 4 is the results of testing how hard the water is in Grains per Gallons. The result is 10-11 drops of Titrant Solution was needed to turn the water soft (deep blue liquid). 1 drop equals to 1 Grain per Gallon therefore the water was 10-11 GPG hard. This is comparable to city water but it less than deep well water and is safe to drink and in fact healthy! I was surprised it was this low. I was thinking it would be around 20-30 GPG.  

So upon conclusion of these test, we have determined the water to be free of chlorine and hard without being to hard.

As an avid tea maker myself, I knew the water would be hard based on the calcification at the bottom of my kettle. So to confirm it is not overly hard is great assurance and reminds me of how thankful I am to have such exceptional water close to home. Let’s count our blessings and once again thank Marc from Cookstown for taking the time to test this water in house for us.

Cheers mate.




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Water on Standby

Recently we picked up some extra jugs, and with some more caps on the way. We are becoming better equipped everyday to help the community.

Starting this month, if you want some medium sized jugs. We can acquire those and bring them to you, with or without the cleanest water in the world in them. All we ask in this scenario is one social post supporting this initiative, and what we are trying to do through bringing water clean water awareness to people.

No more sock caps coming soon!

As with our mission here, we just want to help encourage good water practices. Through respect for water treatment and utilisation.

Bless your water, bless yourself.

The fund currently has over $290 dollars, jugs and caps on reservation. Let’s get this where it needs to go.

Thank you,



Founder of this Clean Water Initiative


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A 10 year permit to take water was granted for use in the Teedon gravel pit

It’s February 2nd 2021 and it has recently come to my attention that a Gravel Pit has further been given a permit to extract, utilise and move into close proximity of the Tiny Township water table. This water is the freshest water on the planet, so the idea that anyone would want to compromise the water for gravel or money, is hard to understand.

Here is more from Erin Archer a local water protector.

“On January 14th 2021, a 10 year permit to take water was granted for use in the Teedon gravel pit in Tiny Township, Ontario. We are asking you to take action against this.

The Teedon pit seeks to take water from the adjacent aquifer that is thought to have the purest water in the world! It is no surprise that local residents are concerned for their drinking water as approximately 80% of local residents rely on private wells from this aquifer for their drinking water.

Before 2018 when the Teedon pit’s last PTTW expired, studies showed that the removal of the protective layers on the aquifer were disrupted to the quality of the water and lead to both quality and quantity concerns for residents drinking water. You can learn more in this article, or by visiting their website.

Yet again we see our government granting corporate water takers permits to take water at the expense of the wellbeing of residents, the environment and of course, water.

Stand up with Tiny Township and elevate the message of the local council “we are fundamentally opposed to the extraction and washing of aggregate in environmentally sensitive areas” by submitting your comments to the Environmental Registry of Ontario

Let’s revoke this Permit to Take Water immediately!”

In Response

In response I looked around for information and emailed everyone I could about my concerns, my hope is this inspires others to get involved in the conversation and help protect the world’s most precious asset.

Well spoken by Coun. Tony Mintoff as can be found in a recent article by The Star publication on this topic.

“I think we’ve been advised by our staff that the permit addresses the township’s request for additional wells and has a robust monitoring program,” he said. “My problem is that perhaps by the time it identifies the problem, the harm is already done. If we’re going to spend any money, we should spend it to load our gun and prepare ourselves for the appeal, rather than taking on the responsibility of monitoring when somebody else is causing the problem.”

What did I do?

I emailed as many as I could find off hand. Including;

What I said was as followed;

“Hello my name is Joseph McDonald, I am a consultant, philosopher and philanthropist who has every intention of helping people realise the value of clean water.

As mentioned on my website for my clean water initiative as supported by Doctor Emoto’s work Water feels and is altered by thoughts and emotions in addition to the traditionally understood physics taught to children in school.

Since in Elmvale we have the freshest water on the planet, why would we risk comprising the best most valuable class of the most valuable asset on the planet. I ask for you to help support me in reducing or eliminating any potential contamination to the best water on the planet. This includes from any gravel pit contract extension put in place in the recent past. It’s not worth the risk.

I will admit I don’t know the industry of gravel extraction, but I am fairly certain it is a lot easier to find another place than to fix a damaged aqua filter.

Thank you,



Love and blessings,

416-998-5037 –

Here is some more valuable reading on the matter.

In Conclusion

The world of environmental protections for nature’s key resources is a wait until it’s to late philosophy, if you understand the nature of water than you should understand the importance of why we need to protect clean water. If you can spend any money, time, energy or interest in helping protect this planets most precious resource, please do! If we sit back and do nothing, we may lose our status as the world’s freshest water on the planet. What could be more valuable than clean fresh water?

Thank you for your time and considerations.

Much love and many blessings as always.



Building a Well!

In the event you don’t live near a fresh water spring or have the ability to get water from the spring to your home, the next best thing is to get a well! Safer then relying on tap water or infrastructure build by someone else, is to do it yourself. So how difficult can it be to get your own water straight from the ground? Apparently easier than we thought.

Step one and probably the most important step, is to check the local water table. Some regions have water right under the surface of the ground and some areas don’t have water anywhere near the ground level. Discovering this is the most important first step.

Below you will find a few guides that can really show you what digging a well is all about.

Let’s start with a handy man who did an excellent job for under $500 dollars plus time and effort.

Below is a picture and description based guide you can follow talking about the same process.

& below is another more amateur attempt at hand digging a well. It’s pretty fun too

Looking to build your own well using a kit?

This site has some pretty awesome kit based solutions, it’s also a good resource to build your own from their items list.

All of this is built off a system of pressurising the water which forces it up against gravity.

Find similar resources of information here from my original website. Great information to have in case of an emergency.

Thank you for your time and interest, and many blessings in securing your very own clean water. Remember to test your water and forecast obstacles.


The Need for Clean Water solutions in Canada

dirty water, first nations crisis, concerns, care, fellow citizens, Canada, natures most precious commodity. Shameful federal budget. ,

Upon reading many articles about the crisis and need for clean water in communities all over the country, here is some quotes to truly help illustrate what I have learned.

In an article titled Safe Water for First Nations,

“174 advisories In May 2018, there were 174 drinking water advisories in over 100 First Nations.” from the source

In an article about how students and teachers can take action for clean water in first nations, with a quote from a grandmother.

”  “it feels like a struggle every day of existence.” [60-year-old Mohawk grandmother and traditional medicine keeper Sandra Diabo ] ”

Now when I hear this quote I think two things, first thing, no one should feel like that, especially not a 60 year old grandmother, second thing, I have felt that way in the past too. So I can relate to the suffering and need for change, we need to do better for grandma is what my heart tells me, hopefully your heart feels the same. That article can be found here

Here we have a massive report labelled as Make it Safe, Canada’s Obligation to End the First Nations Water Crisis.

So I don’t know about you, but Canadian’s are Canadians. Just because the first nations have been a victim of genocide, does not mean we can further tolerate the Canadian Governments corrupt and criminal actions towards our fellow Canadians.

So what am I planning to do about it, well, honestly, I don’t know yet. I contacted the council of Canadians encase they wanted to work with me to facilitate a course of action to resolve these challenges.

However after waiting a few days, I am not sure if they have the personal to get back to me or assist.

So I have to assume right now I am among a minority of Canadians with care, concern and the intention to make a difference.

So I have collected a list of well diggers, find the excel file below,

Among other organisations of the people actually able to assure the work that needs to be done, my main focus right now is bringing awareness to the need and my intention to help.

I have more research to do, one bit to see what people can do with man power and limited resources, as I have seen well digging done by hand, and also to discover who is working on this, and would I be better to align with someone else or just go straight at the problem myself.

We are so privileged to have the Elmvale spring just around the corner with the freshest clean water on the planet, other Canadians are not so privileged. So it is our duty to help them find viable long term solutions to their needs as well.

Here you can find a petition to continue resisting any negative impact that may occur by the development of dumps in the area about the Elmvale aquafilter.

Important in this is that I don’t want anyone to rely on anyone else, as much as this is a human right in my mind, everyone also has the right to the opportunity to step up and do more. Finding the balance here is important.

Thank you, and god bless!

Who gets the call, and who gets the nod!

It was noon Nov 15th when I got the text from a dear friend, can you bring over a jug of water?

No Problem, I’d be happy to.

Fast forward a few hours and there I was at the door with 2 large jugs and a easy to use water pump. Even despite being in a transitional living situation, I still had blessed clean water from Elmvale available. It was that easy to make sure the family had clean drinking water.

This is what I am really here to do, I love to help everyone. But not everyone knows what is out there when it comes to kindness, services and the future. I don’t ask for much in return for a hassle free clean drinking water solution. I just ask people continue spreading the good word.

However I find myself at a cross roads on the point of “Not every knows”. Because not everyone knows, I have funding available. Currently we have $315 according to my financial transparency page. However it will take a lot more to bring permanent solutions to larger communities. Like schools, public spaces and native communities. One thing I know is however the fund is to proceed, it will do so transparently. If I make partnerships to raise money, or do it all on my own, the main thing is helping people. But doing this with clarity is also very important. For instance when people donate, what or where is your donation pointed towards. This is important to identify what or where you want your contributions to contribute.

Upon a quick search on Google, a well looks to cost $1,000 to $15,000. So to facilitate water to large communities can be quite pricey.

With reverse osmosis systems, a complete system for a school of 400 with 1 tap can be under a grand. So even a full system for a high school could be only a few grand.

What this means is solutions are possible close to home with only a few major contributing parties.

Things to think about as I look to find communities to work with, to provide clean water for those in need.