The name probably comes from the fact that the water reservoir lies near Kehtna. Older people call it also Räägu reservoir because the exact name of the location is Räägu. Children call the reservoir simply ’’veekas’’. Reservoir gets its water from springs. Three spings have names: Eye Spirng, Golden Spring and Iron Spring. Legends about the springs were written by Paul-Eerik Rummo.
Eye Spring story
Once upon a time the local Count had very sick eyes. N o medicine was good enough. Then one man called Kalbu came there and suggested that the Count washed his eyes with spring water. The Count’s eyes got well. The Count gave a village near Kehtna to the man. This village is named Kalbu today.
Golden Springs story
Once upon a time rich men rode from Tallinn to Viljandi. Near Kehtna water reservoir bandits attacked the rich-men. In a big fight the rich-men’s gold sank to the bottom of the reservoir where it is believed it still lies . .
Text was translated by Marten