A continuing issue with water contamination at Flowing Well Park has forced Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation to close the artesian well, a Hamilton County attraction since its discovery in the 1800s.
While artesian wells are required to be tested quarterly by the Indiana Dept. of Environmental Management, CCPR tests the well monthly to monitor the water for those who collect drinking water. When the well tested positive for total coliforms last week, CCPR immediately closed access to the well, immediately starting the customary chlorination measures.
Unfortunately, those measures – and subsequent treatments – have all been unsuccessful. No breaks in the well casing or other piping have been identified that could lead to the contamination. We are working closely with Carmel Utilities and Peerless Pump Company to identify the cause and remedy so we can reopen the artesian well at Flowing Well Park as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, the 15-acre Flowing Well Park‘s other features remain open to the public. As a reminder, the water from the well is untreated groundwater. Water quality can vary from day to day due to a variety of natural and other factors. CCPR recommends always boiling the water before use and consumption.