Friday, January 09, 2009

Artesian Well

Artesian Well, originally uploaded on Flickr by Ontario Wanderer.

I can't remember if I have put this location on Flickr or this blog before. In any case, it is one ever-running tap of the Ancaster artesian well. It runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year from underground "hydrostataic pressure." We stop by weekly for our drinking water. Free! No chemicals! One just has to wait for one's turn as many people come to the same well. There used to be at least 6 or 7 similar springs in our area but all but this one have been closed off due to the possibility of bad water. No "bad" water was ever found but land owners don't want the risk. This one is owned by the Hamilton Conservation Area and is tested often.

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