Broken Arrow Spring, Broken Arrow, OK


Posted: October 17, 2010

Category: North America, Oklahoma, United States, View All

12570 S 185th E Ave.
Broken Arrow, OK 74014
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Approx 2″ white PVC pipe coming out of the east ditch bank from the east side of the road. Appears to come from small well/pump house about 50 feet east/southeast on private property. Water constantly runs into ditch.

“Water has been tested and is safe to drink. popular spot. Many people say they’ve been coming for many years.” – Brian

Nearest Address

12570 S 185th E Ave.

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Vital Information

  • Fee: None
  • Access: Public
  • Flow: Continuous
  • TDS: N/A
  • Temp: N/A
  • pH: N/A

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Map Link: Broken Arrow Spring Map

Submitted by: Brian

    • Sam says:

      don’t be stoked about the spring Ruby it is not good water see my above comment

      • rubyvroom says:

        Thanks for the tip….I left a sample of the water with the Tulsa Health Department, so now I know what to expect. Fortunately I have found another spring in Sand Springs that I’ll be checking out this weekend.

        • DebbieDise says:

          Hi Pennster…………you spring water detective. We have a great spring in our community here at Sparrow Hawk Village. I would like to get this water tested too. I wonder if our Tahlequah Health Dept. would test our water?? If not maybe Tulsa Health Dept. would test our spring water. Is there any other place to have water testing done around eastern Oklahoma??

          • rubyvroom says:

            The Tulsa Health Dept. told me that they do the testing for all the municipal water supplies throughout Green Country. Unfortunately, you will have to pay to have your water tested. To have the complete profile done it’s around $100, but maybe you could get your community to all pitch in a bit. It would be valuable information for everyone to have!

          • Ginger says:

            Ruby — so the video above you shot — the PVC coming out into the ditch — it was infected with e.coli? Hmmm… ANYONE know of any springs near Wichita, KS area??? NOTHING so far listed in Kansas at all… cannot drive 2 hours to get spring water in OK or MO! THANKS!

          • Ginger says:

            Ruby — so the video above you shot — the PVC coming out into the ditch — it was infected with e.coli? Hmmm… ANYONE know of any springs near Wichita, KS area??? NOTHING so far listed in Kansas at all… cannot drive 2 hours to get spring water in OK or MO! THANKS!

          • Kiwi90 says:

            Ruby, what were the test results on that water in BA?

        • Michael Ward says:

          What was the result of the test please! I have drank this water before, many times!

  1. Sprieto78 says:

    I also had this water tested and the testing found fecal matter. Testing was done earlier this year.

    • Treat6 says:

      Where did you have the spring water tested?  Health Dept?  also, what was the date?  Are you speaking of the Spring in Broken Arrow on 185th?  curious due to my family getting water from there. 

  2. Sam says:

    the water at the above spring my wife had tested IT IS POOPY WATER ecoli i think is what was in it Run off from septic systems

  3. Creamtop says:

    anyone find the springs near sand springs?

  4. Peg says:

    Ruby, How did the Sand Springs water test turn out?

  5. Joe Warstorm says:

    Water pumped through PVC piping can pick up bisphenol-A, organotin and phthalates which cause hormonal imbalances in men and women.

  6. Twohandssellers says:

    The springhouse needs a roof, and the water is the best around. There are three springs near/under the house, and two are combined running into the bar ditch (30ft) south of the spring house pipe. the white PVC replaced the original iron pipe that had been there since day one. The property was a dairy years ago and the springhouse was used to cool milk and butter. My granpa took me there many times in my earliest memories and I have shared it with many friends. Also, I have tested the water with Tulsa Co Health Dept (more than once) and it is high quality with organic material (duh… it’s a spring) and they recommend not to consume, but it is the best I have found and back when BA was using Verdigris River water (late 60’s) the spring was the only water my family used for drinking and tea/coffee. it’s good to last drop…

  7. Marcia Beauchamp says:

    I’ve been drinking this water exclusively for several months and have felt great! It tastes good and stays fresh for a full week in my container unrefrigerated. 

  8. Bdavisok says:

    There’s another spring close by (or there used to be…)  west of Elm on the south side of 121st St.  Does anyone know if that water tests ok?

  9. We found the pH to be a perfect 6.20, and the TDS to be a low 90 ppm, temp 65 degrees!  Love this spring water.  We even blogged about it…

  10. Treat6 says:

    Does anyone have a test for 2011 on this water?  If not, I am going to be collecting a sample next week and have it tested at Health Dept. 

  11. Cathy Treat says:

    I had this well tested in January, 2012.  It was not recommended for safe drinking water.  I went to Tulsa County Health Dept. and used one of their water sample bottles, collected water according to their instructions and the results were “not safe for drinking”  contained Coliforms.

    Coliform bacteria are a commonly used bacterial indicator of sanitary quality of foods and water. They are defined as rod-shaped Gram-negative non-spore forming bacteria which can ferment lactose with the production of acid and gas when incubated at 35-37°C.[1] Coliforms can be found in the aquatic environment, in soil and on vegetation; they are universally present in large numbers in the faeces of warm-blooded animals. While coliforms are themselves not normally causes of serious illness, they are easy to culture and their presence is used to indicate that other pathogenic organisms of faecal origin may be present. Faecal pathogens include bacteria, viruses, or protozoa and many multicellular parasites.
    Typical genera include:[2]
    Citrobacter, Enterobacter Hafnia Klebsiella Serratia Fecal coliform:
    Sample taken by:  Cathy Treat

  12. Treat6 says:

    Does anyone have any information as to the water that you can get around 121st & Elm in Broken Arrow, OK?  It is not far from the walmart at 121st & elm.  I think there is a pump and you can get water.  There is also a tip jar.  Is this fresh spring water or well water?  It isnt registered on this site.  Cathy Treat

    • Nancy says:

      Which location was NOT safe?? 185th or 121st and Elm…not clear from post dates,,,,,my mom drank the 121st water for decades till she went into assisted living…

  13. EJ says:

    Ginger- There is a spring at Florence, about an hour NE of wichita. I have also heard rumor of a spring in Marion as well but have not been there yet.

  14. Nick says:

    I drank it for 3 months straight from July 2015 to Sept. 2015. Made ice cubes with it, drank it refrigerated and warm. No ill effects of any kind. Has anyone tested for heavy metal contamination? I’m 50 years old and healthy – guess poopy water has no effect on me, but heavy metal??? That’ll kill ya….

  15. Tom says:

    Does anyone drink Sand Springs water?

  16. Liana says:

    There’s no water coming out when I went to look.

    • Janson says:

      I filled several jugs today. This is the first time I’ve seen the 2012 test that insinuated it may not be good. I’m interested in a more recent sample.

      I use it in a primos water cooler that pumps the water from below into holding tanks (not one that you turn little upside down on) and typically see a little debris in the bottom when after it has set for several days.

  17. ed says:

    I picked up some water 1-16-19.
    for testing. I took a small drink once I got home. tasted like pond water. I was not convinced, and also had diarrhea and a little headache. Did not taste again.
    having it tested right away.
    don’t drink until checked.

  18. DOLORES says:

    I was told by several ‘elders’ that the city tests this water every 2-3 months. I have a picture of it but can’t figure out how to load it.
    I then run this water through my Berkey just in case. Nearest address: 12539 S 185 East Ave, Broken Arrow

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