Ancient water flows
from arsenic-tainted spring.
Drink at your own risk!
I was fascinated by Montezuma Well, mostly because in the desert, you don’t often come across a spring that constantly replenishes a pool of water. Cool, right? Of course, it figures that the water has tested for high levels of arsenic. (I read this on a sign after my husband let one of our dogs have a drink of ‘fresh’ water flowing in a nearby stream.)
I think my husband now realizes that it’s beneficial to read the informational signs posted throughout monument grounds. However, I don’t think it will make him any more likely to read them in future. It’s kind of like knowing that broccoli is good for you, but choosing to eat chocolate instead 🙂