Artesian Well, Canton
Cuney-Frankston Spring, Frankston
I wasn't interested enough to make a special trip but decided the next time I was in one of the two areas I would detour to find it.
So a couple of weekends ago, on a whim, the daughters and I decided to go to the Canton flea market. In the end that turned out to be a bad decision for a Saturday afternoon. But the day wasn't a complete failure because on the way home we found the Artesian Well.
Since the site didn't have an actual address, I had downloaded the coordinates which took us right to the location. I ended up driving past it because it looked like nothing. Just a country road. No signs. No banners. No cars. No people. This was in stark contrast to a few minutes earlier at Canton.
A PVC pipe was sticking out through a chain link fence with water running out. That was it.
We filled up what water bottles we had in the car since I hadn't come prepared with water barrels. I was a little nervous to drink it, being so conditioned to think safe water has to come out of a tap. But it was cold and clean and tasted pure, if that's possible. It is definitely worth a trip up there again to fill up barrels.
I would highly recommend visiting Find A Spring website to see if you live near a natural spring.
|The Artesian Well, Canton|
|The water poured out of a PVC pipe with good pressure (more than my kitchen sink).|
|The pipe was over a grate, I suppose to set your barrels on.|
|It seemed a shame that the water was just spilling and running down the hill.|
|This must be an electric pump for the well.|