Artesian Well Our Drinking Water.
Our Artesian Well Drinking Water
We have always had good water in two of the houses we owned. They never needed a softener, nothing added to the country water we had at the first two houses. They always tested safe. We bought an old farmhouse and the water was terrible, safe but terrible. We were at first renting this house, we now own it. My husband told the owners we couldn't take the water if they didn't put a softener on we would have to move. It had so much iron it, stunk and it was ruining our clothes, the washer, the toilet and the tub. Iron water is also hard water, could never get any suds from our soaps. They were nice about it and had a softener put on the well. This really did help with everything; still we couldn't drink it or use it in coffee.
My husband said there was an artesian well near our home. We would just get our water from there. Right away I wanted to know if it was safe. He said it was. It was inspected by the county and it's there for people to get water. It saves money buying drinking water all the time it can be expensive.
We have two wells here both drilled and down about 65 ft. both have iron. Our two other homes had driven wells. Our first house they went down 15 ft. clear great-tasting spring water. The second house witched a driven well down 18 ft. and clear spring water. We also had a spring under the second house the water would pop up into the basement so pipes had to be run under the house to drain the water out. The water drained into a fish pond we had in front of the house.
The artisan well
The artisan well is setup with a locked cover and the water runs out of the pipe onto the ground. It really pours out I can’t believe how much water comes out of the well, it then runs down onto the ground into a little gravel like stream and into the Wisconsin River. The river is across the road from the well. The little stream gets different flowers in the spring such has yellow cowlicks and blue forget-me-nots growing on the edges of the wet ground. The well runs winter and summer. They try to keep it clean with no litter, but there's always someone leaving trash lying around. There was some when we were there. Normally there’s nothing, the county keeps it up pretty good.
We take our water jugs there and fill them up. I put a jug in the refrigerator so it gets really cold. It is so good. Often there are cars lined up to fill their jugs. Many people just stop by with their small water jug and fill it on their way to work. We were there one day and there was a man filling his jugs. He said he was from a southern state (don't remember which one) and he said to us "This well is a gift from God". I guess he is right that’s just what it is.
How the artesian well works.
Artesian well is fed by gravity. They are natural resources of fresh water. There are artesian wells all over the world. They come from deep in the ground through layers of rock, sand, clay and shale. The water is so cold and so good.
We love getting the water from the artesian well, but we wish it was closer and for that matter on our land. We could bottle it and sell it. It very likely would taste better than some of the water we get out of the plastic bottles.
We keep a jug in our fridge just for drinking, so it's nice and cold.
Stop By The Well If You're In The Area
If you're ever in this area camping or biking and you need fresh water this is the place to go. Go west out of Rhinelander to highway 8 west, to S River Rd. just a short distance to River Rd. the spring is on the right, you will see the well. Maybe you will be here in July for the Hodag Country Fest.
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Artesian Well Our Drinking Water