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Author:  Lipman
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Date:  5/24/2005 5:23:00 AM
Subject:  pool as mikve
Message:  Regarding post #10004, on an e-mail list, the following was asked:

> The author seems to assume that municipal water flows directly from the reservoir to the tap, through pipes which are fixed to the ground.
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> But I don't believe that's the case. Water goes through treatment plants; I don't know exactly what goes on in there, but it stands to reason that the process involves water being held in tanks. Also, the water is pumped along the way; isn't a pump a keli, and pumped water by definition she'uvim?
   
Reply:  Anything built attached to the ground like piping in your home, large tanks for water, pumping systems etc... is not called Sheuvim (non-kosher for Mikveh). Although the word She'Uvim might be translated by many as "drawn water," the actual laws of She'uvim are not that way. Look it up.
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