At the wellspring of the Ourika River, where the water bursts forth from the earth shortly before leading to a magnificent succession of seven waterfalls that chase after one another, the water is said to be fresh, clean, and cold year-round. While this is not a unique occurrence in Morocco, the Ourika River is by far the best known for it. Most Moroccans drink mountain water such as this, but municipal water consumed in the cities is often chlorinated to ensure its cleanliness. Rural villagers often get their water from private wells or streams, and harness the power of the rivers via water mills for grinding flour.
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