Eldes Corner Spring, Duluth, MN


Posted: January 10, 2010

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

Midway Road & Old Hwy 61
Duluth, MN
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A white building with two free flowing spickets on the exterior of the building.

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Midway Road & Old Hwy 61

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Vital Information

  • Fee: No Fee
  • Access: Public
  • Flow: Continuous
  • TDS: N/A
  • Temp: N/A
  • pH: 7.6

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Map Link: Eldes Corner Spring Map

Submitted by: NICOLE KURTZ

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  1. Anthony says:

    Thank you Nicole!!!! I'm excited to get up there this spring and to test the TDS…MN water!!!!

    • HI says:

      I heard that they test this water regularly.  Is it safe you ask?  I would think that it is better than the city water that has fluoride in it and other possible contaminants that are in water….like prescription drugs and who knows….

      I would like to know how deep the well is.  Does anyone know?

  2. AngieK says:

    I cannot find this spring! I live pretty close by, is it at the same spot as the gas station? Or across the street somewhere? Help!

  3. NB says:

    I have heard there’s a spring up near Piedmont… any others hear this?

    • Henndogg says:

      A friend of mine took me to this spot you are talking about. Take Piedmont to Morris Thomas RD (take a left). Follow that to Okerstrom Rd and take a left and is on the right side of road after all houses. If you go to far you will run into a baseball field and you can turn around. It is just a PVC pipe sticking out of the bank. Good Luck!

  4. mrsamk says:

    Is this really great ready to drink water?

  5. Payto009 says:

    I checked the TDS of Eldes corner spring today (2/2/12). It is about 260 ppm.

  6. TED says:

    What does 260 ppm mean? 

  7. that1guy says:

    Is this water safe please reassure me 🙂

  8. HI says:


    Duluth, MN (Northland’s NewsCenter) – The Eldes Corner Spring—located just off I–35, on Old Highway 61—is a public artesian well owned, maintained and regularly tested Midway Township.
    Three to four ancient aquifers embedded in the nearby hillside are channeled by a simple system of pipes, which keeps the centuries–old water at a constant, natural flow from two spigots.Aesthetics aside, the well has a pH balance of 7.6—only point 6 away from perfect.And, arguably the best feature about what many people call the best water between here and Minneapolis is the fact that it comes from the ground, to the surface, and into the cup—ready to drink.”[I] stop here quite often [and] pick up my coffee water—this makes the best coffee. [I] got a good well at home, but I love this water,” said Hinckley resident Maynard Workman.And hundreds from across the Northland would agree.

  9. HI says:

    I just tested 3 samples of water with the tds….like this one….

    http://www.amazon.com/HM-Digital-TDS-4-Dissolved-Solids/dp/B0002T6L5M/ref=sr_1_2?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1343584911&sr=1-2My tap water in the city of Duluth was 58 ppmMy filtered water from my fridge with a newly installed filter was 56 ppmThe water at Eldes corner was 278 ppm

  10. Eldes is my favorite spring, ice cold and deep filtered fresh. Stop at Rocco’s Pizza in Little Canada on your way, I will give you a gallon size glass jar free with pizza purchase. Play pinball while you wait too!

  11. Dennis Leahy says:

    I tested the pH, several times, with test strips from several manufacturers. It is nowhere near as alkaline as the “7.6” that someone posted with this listing. I got 5.5 to 6.0 in my tests.

    Perhaps it has changed from when it was first tested. I wish it was 7.6pH.

  12. G.L. says:

    Has anybody been there recently?

  13. Ryan says:

    Very cold (means it’s deep) and tastes great… Comes out very fast. Some local people filled up the same time I did.

  14. Brendan says:

    I’ve been drinking the water for a year now and it tastes and smells great. It tastes much better than city water.

    This is water that has been naturally filtered by the ground. I would choose this any day to city water that is loaded with chemicals and drugs that aren’t even tested for let alone filtered out.

    In contrast water deep from the ground undergoes natural filtration. There are no chemicals or drugs that cannot be affected by nature’s filtration system. However, that doesn’t mean that the possibility for contamination isn’t present. I would still like to take a sample and test it. I am still curious to know what exactly is in the water.

    • Bob says:

      I frequent the well at least monthly and happened to be there when a county Health department official was taking the monthly samples . He said the water is some of the purest on earth and the only thing of note is a relatively high concentration of disolved calcium which becomes evident in your post n pans with a white residue build up . Otherwise it’s purely pure !

      • stephanie says:

        I just went there couple days ago and could not find it. could you given better details/description on how to find it? My friend showed it to me back in 2008/2009 but I could not find it the other day- looked on map and still could not find it. got out at that gas station on the corner that is closed now and did not see water coming out any where? please help. Thanks

  15. Brendan says:

    I also know of someone who drank the water all their life, swore by it, and lived to be something like 90. So, I doubt it’s unsafe.

  16. Dean says:

    I would really appreciate a 2014 test of PH and TDS for 2014. I’m hearing readings between 5.0 and 7.6. According to SDWF, the pH scale is logarithmic, which means that each step on the pH scale represents a ten-fold change in acidity. For example, a water body with a pH of 5.0 is ten times more acidic than water with a pH of 6.0. And water with a pH of 4.0 is 100 times more acidic than water with a pH of 6.0.

    That being said I concur with previous statements about the great taste and clean smell and would trust my life on natural spring water over city tap water any day.

  17. Lorraine says:

    This Spring is outstanding and also called Nopeming Spring. Old Hwy 61 is also known as the frontage road. You go East on the frontage road and the white concrete block building is on the left. I want to write up the history of this Spring…anyone know some history about it? Email me.

  18. kari says:

    I have been going to this spring since I was a child. I have since moved from the Esko area, and when I return for a visit it is one of the first stops I make. I”ve enjoyed telling friends and family and letting them in on the best kept “secret” thanks artesian spring…your water is healing

  19. Kenley says:

    My family gets water from the spring weekly.

  20. dawn says:

    excited to try this out, we are coming from MI for vacation…Rewilding, yay! bless this spring Lord!

  21. Matt says:

    Why isn’t the spring on piedmont on this map. Peps need to know about this.

  22. Glenn D Brandenhoff says:

    I was last at this well in 1980 when my family was back there for my Dad’s 30th H.S. reunion at Proctor H.S. Does anyone know how the well got its name? My aunt and uncle owned Elde’s Supper Club. Elde was part of my Aunt Carm’s name. I hope to visit for the first time since then this coming summer.

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