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In tractate Gittin, I'll try to find exactly where, there is mention of a rabbinic decree that actually caused drawn water to bring on ritual impurity. Rashi explains the reason. Mikvehs used to be in caves, where the water could get, for lack of a better word, yucky. The rabbis saw that people would regularly bathe after going and wanted to make it clear ...
The source is Pri Eitz Chayim Sha'ar Hashabbos Chapter 3. (Quoted in Kaf Hachayim Siman 260 Sa'if Katan 4.)
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