Comal Spring, New Braunfels, TX *REPORTED TO BE CITY WATER* If you know otherwise please let us know!

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Landa Park 835 Fredericksburg Road
New Braunfels, TX 78130
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Description

The spring is located in Landa Park. It is easy access to the spring itself, and the park is beautiful. This is the largest spring in Texas and southwest america.

Additional info: http://www.edwardsaquifer.net/comal.html

Nearest Address

Landa Park 835 Fredericksburg Road New Braunfels, Tx 78130

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Vital Information

  • Fee: No Fee
  • Access: Public
  • Flow: Continuous
  • TDS: N/A
  • Temp: N/A
  • pH: 7.8

Hours Spring is Open:

6 a.m. – 12 a.m.

GPS: N/A

Map Link: Comal Spring Map

Submitted by: Richard

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  1. avocadess says:

    Me and a friend went to Comal Spring in March with high hopes. What we found was a TDS count somewhere in the range of 250 (very high) — and the particular spring we found we were also told by locals has vultures pooping in it.

    We just got one jug — and filtered it. Pretty much a “no go” here!

  2. Angela says:

    Did you find another local source to get water from?

  3. avocadess says:

    Nothing nearby yet.

    • TexasBoy says:

      I don’t know if you went to Landa Park. That spring puts out an incredible amount of water every second. It just blasts out of the rocks there. It is the clearest water I have ever seen. There is so much water that it makes the Comal River. (Billed as the shortest river in Texas.) It flows into the Guadalupe River in just a short run. I have scuba dived in the Comal and it is pristine. But, the spring is the head. It has been used for drinking since before the time of the Spanish missions by the Indians. Absolutely beautiful spring. You should be able to get to the water just as it “explodes” out of the rocks. I can’t see how it could have anything “pooping” in it because it would wash it away. Maybe you were at the right place, but I can’t imagine it. The water might have a considerable amount of lime in it because it comes out of the Balcones Escarpment, the huge limestone formation that runs like a backbone through the Texas Hill country. I also can’t imagine anyone hauling that water away. You might get hauled away first. 🙂 The police guard the waters of New Braunfels jealously from any and all types of unusual situations.

      • Cav says:

        I’d be interested in giving it a go, especially with the radiation scenario developing. Did you get any experience since your last posting?

        • Avocadess says:

          Went to the watering hole between Frankston and Cuny, Texas and the water was coming out in a bare dribble. Very sad to see! I don’t know if it was being diverted or if it is just the drought…  I believe the one in Canton, Texas is still good — but that is about a 6-hour drive from Austin.

          • Dkieu says:

            I am the one who made the report about how the Cuney-Frankston spring is no good now.

            I have read reports that the Canton artesian well now contains contaminants as well. As far as I can tell there are no good springs in Texas anymore… at least not on this website.

          • Avocadess says:

             Very sad.

      • Avocadess says:

        Sad thing that police guard would not allow people to drink it. I don’t know if I went to Landa Park either. You mean there are guards there to keep people away from the water?!

  4. calvinbaker says:

    How do I also get this water shipped to me???????

  5. Carolyn says:

    I visited this spring yesterday (10-11-2011).  I have collected water at this spring before (last year).  It was not flowing as fast and was not as cold as last year but it still appeared clean and clear and flowing fast enough to satisfy me.  A Park Ranger drove by, he seemed to pause in his truck to see what I might be up to, we made eye contact, waved to each other and he drove on.  I have been drinking the water all day today and it appears clear and tastes good.  I am running a AdyaClarity test on it.  If anything noteworthy to report with this test, I will post.

    • cynthia says:

      What did your test read?  By the way, did you read the article on Raw Food World, Matt Monarch, that there are big concerns w/Adya Clarity? He is offering refunds to those who purchased it from him. I bought mine from another source. 

  6. Brandon says:

    I’ve been drinking this water for a while now, after I heard of a family that collects their water there. I drink it unfiltered, and I have been fine. However, I’ve been told to avoid collecting water right after a “huge storm” due to an influx of bacteria. I have a friend that will be testing the water from the springs, tap water from NBU, his personal well, bottled water and rain water. We will use these results, the NBCitizen, and Youtube to gain public awareness and put pressure on City Hall to reverse the 1980’s bill that allows for the fluoridation of water here in New Braunfels.

    If you would like to help out the cause, please write me at yourthirdeyemcfly@gmail.com.

  7. LMH says:

    Collected water from the spigots near the spring- 2 days ago- is this not what they are for? Used a water test kit from Lowes and all was negative except the bacteria test. Not sure what kind or if harmful but hesitant to drink it now. Plan to return and gather straight from spring not spigots.

    • John Young says:

      A few years ago, I drank from a spring in the Colorado mountains at 10K feet above sea level thinking there can’t be any bad water here but I got some bug that gave me diarrhea and a friend recommended “Grape Seed Extract” which I took and it killed the bug after I’d lost about 15 lbs in 8 days. It was an expensive lesson so I recommend filters from REI or someplace like that. John Y.

  8. Angela says:

    With the drought, a lot of the natural springs at Landa Park are totally dry. There is still water flowing; but, not at all of the usual locations. As far as the spigots are concerned, I think they are connected to the city water and not directly to the spring.

  9. Donna says:

    I was at the Comal Spring in Landa Park yesterday, Nov. 11. The water was clear and cold. We did not bring jugs to gather water, but met a lady who was walking to her car with a gallon jug. I spoke with her, and she said she is local and gathers water there all the time, and she does filter it at home.

    There are steps to the head of the spring; there are signs prohibiting wading or swimming, so the steps must be for the convenience of those gathering water. We will be going back with our bottles soon!

  10. Jym Evans says:

    I FOUND IT!!! … Right at the Panther Canyon Nature Trail trailhead there are steps down to the spring source and … they have a tap to fill your bottles and carboys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. suz says:

    how was it? thanks to everyone who has posted comments here. very helpful.

  12. suz says:

    what about all the fracking?? we’ve had farmers at farmers mkt here in SATX say fracking is biggest water issue for them. no one has mentioned it above.

  13. Jym Evans says:

    I talked to the main office there at Landa Park, the spigot is city water and NOT spring water. I was told that the reason that it is not tapped is because private land owners have the water rights from the Edwards aquifer to water their crops. Not to mention that the Edwards and all of the springs are “protected” because of the endangered species that are in the spring fed rivers. They do not want to restrict any of the available water flow for their natural habitat. [but the land owners have some special rights to the water???] any way.. I rant about it here on YT: http://youtu.be/SwGXmdimme4

  14. lemuel says:

    jym evans is there any other ones we can go to?

  15. pantanga says:

    LANDA Springs are under construction for retaining walls. Got run off after jumping a fence. Boo. Oh well. Never been one for the rules

  16. mat says:

    This spring is flowing! Place your jug in the flow and collect.

  17. mike says:

    went to the comal springs yesterday and found the large springs flowing freely and crystal clear right out of the hills–so I collected gallons and the rangers I met were quite nice and pleasant and told me to fill up so I did–got home and am filtering it just to use my berkeys and make ice and I can tell it has high TDS because the ice has a white center but that is better than the chemicals and dead city water and the ph tested 6.5-7.5 so I am ok with that too. I will be testing for TDS with a meter but am happy to find it so close to SA. My only concern now is the high power lines right over the gusher–yuck

    • Tannya says:

      Hi Mike, I just moved to San Antonio from Colorado where used El Dorado Spring water for years. It was true a gem to be able to get living spring water. Anyway, I’m looking for a good water source. Did you have any findings since last year when you wrote your review on find a spring? Any PPMs? And do you know if ph is still testing at around that level? I would be happy to take a trip to New Braunfels for some fresh water. Please let me know. Thanks!

    • Erika says:

      Hello is this still a good place to get natural water? Are you willing to meet up to show me the way?

  18. CCTer says:

    This is NOT city water. Its a natural spring that flows from the Edwards Aquifer.

    • Laura Gamez says:

      I think they wrote that confusingly. It is a natural spring water (I’ve drank straight from the rock it was pouring out of) AND it is used as the city’s water. I believe San Antonio also uses the Edwards Aquifer as their city source as well.

    • Marius says:

      I was there on Thanksgiving, we filled up 4 gallon jugs and carried them in reusable grocery bags. Headed back to car just as 2 park rangers headed directly to the spring. We got scared off and left. We drank it for the next few days with no filtering and had no issues. Will go back soon. I’m 45 minutes away in Austin.

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