Outdoor Mikvaot


According to Halacha, do Mikvaot (which are outdoors, not covered by a roof) require hasgacha to be presumed kosher, or do the poskim allow for a Chazakah it remains valid even without supervision? Does it depend on the rain and weather cycle of the area? Sources please



  1. The subject is complex and whether a particular location is a Kosher Mikveh or not depends on too many details to delineate here. I suggest that you read the information at the following two sites:

    Natural Bodies of Water


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