# 3023 Ponds to Ponder

Q Lekavod Harav Shlit’a, during these times where access to some of the keilim mikva were restricted, there has been various opinions regarding the status of ponds and rivers. For example there is a pond on Centre street and Yonge street as well as Clark and Dufferin. Would we be able to tovel dishes in such a place where we can’t fully know how it came about, and if yes can one make a bracha?
A. Although it may be that the Oakbank Pond (Centre and Yonge) and Marita Payne Pond (Clark and Dufferin) are not truly natural ponds, Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that since they are fed by rainwater and the water in them is clean and does not flow out constantly (zochalin), they are acceptable for tevilas kelim with a brocho.
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as advised by Horav Shlomo Miller and Horav Aharon Miller Shlit’a

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