Flowing Well Park, Carmel, IN


Posted: May 29, 2010

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

5100 E. 116th Street
Carmel, IN 46033
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It is an Artesian flowing well.

More info: http://www.indyscribe.com/local_attractions/flowing_well_park.html

Nearest Address

5100 E. 116th Street Carmel IN 46033

Directions from Nearest Address

East of Keystone Ave on 116th street.

Vital Information

  • Fee: None
  • Access: Public
  • Flow: Continuous
  • TDS: 380
  • Temp: N/A
  • pH: N/A

Hours Spring is Open:

Sunrise to Sunset.


Map Link: Flowing Well Park Map

Submitted by: Chris

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  1. Jonathan Collins says:

    i visited this well for the first time today. i put some water into my plastic water bottle and every time i open up my bottle and stick my face in it i smell this hard boiled egg smell(h2s?) good? bad? is this normal from a spring?

  2. King George III says:

    The egg smell is likely Hydrogen sulfide gas and no, it is not harmful in the miniscule amounts found in your water (http://pureintake.com/PI/hydrogen_sulfide_gas.aspx). Wikipedia describes it as “very poisonous” but mentions that the human body produces small amounts. When I was a youngling my parents well water stunk something awful but it was probably the best tasting water I’ve ever had. Dr. Oz (of Oprah fame) had a show on the 7 wonders of the world and amongst them was volcanic sulfur (which isn’t exactly the same as the gas) which was known for its antiseptic properties as well as treating skin blemishes, eczema, and wrinkles. Before antibiotics in the 40’s, sulfur was commonly used to treat infections. The show suggested buying it from a compunding pharmacist and adding it to bath water (just don’t burn it). The well water is probably regularly tested; the comments section from this site cover some water questions for Flowing Well Park http://www.indyscribe.com/local_attractions/flowing_well_park.html

  3. Alexander says:

    TDS tested as 380, I’ll know the Ph in a few days.  I boiled it down and found white calcification crystals.  Is there a way I can safely drink this without worrying about the calcium content?

    • harmonywithin says:

      thanks for testing the water.  The TDS is pretty high so I would advise to not drink daily. Most sources recommend a good/safe water to have a TDS under 75 ppm….Lots of calcium in the water, too much, just calcifies the blood and bones…

    • “The EPA Secondary Regulations advise a maximum contamination level (MCL) of 500mg/liter (500 parts per million (ppm)) for TDS. Numerous water supplies exceed this level. When TDS levels exceed 1000mg/L it is generally considered unfit for human consumption. A high level of TDS is an indicator of potential concerns, and warrants further investigation. Most often, high levels of TDS are caused by the presence of potassium, chlorides and sodium. These ions have little or no short-term effects, but toxic ions (lead arsenic, cadmium, nitrate and others) may also be dissolved in the water.”

  4. Kim Lykken says:

    My son is doing a school project on Flowing Well Park, and would like to interview someone who is knowledgable about the facility…can you give me any suggestions?
    Thank you.

  5. Anonymous says:

    This Artesian well seems to be the only place to obtain fresh live water close to Indpls.  The others in surrounding areas are at least 180 miles away.  If this is the only choice, is there a way to de-calcify the water?  I have read that it is wise NOT to drink it every day because it will calcify the blood & bones.  What is the best way to test for minerals in this water?  
    What would be the next best choice…purchasing from a local Spring Water Company where the TDS =75?  Do all Spring Water Companies legally have to “zap’ their water so that algae will not grow?   Their is a local Spring Water company who obtains their water from their own  private well and they say that they do nothing to their water whatsoever.  Difficult to know what to believe because of the scare information found.  Please advise 😀   

    • Kbikerrs64 says:

      There is an Arteisan well in Martinsville. I was rasied on well water. The minerals will not hurt You.

    • cutebutnotpetable says:

      Really don’t want to go too far above 100TDS for water that you are consuming daily. High TDS will contribute towards calcification inside the body – whether it be joints, connective tissue, veins, arteries, endocrine glands etc….Not so good. Anything under 150TDS will most likely be ok to use regularly as long as it isn’t polluted. But under 100TDS is preferred. Long term consequences may not be ideal after many years.
      Best choice would be to distill this spring water (or tap) which will bring the TDS down to zero. Then you can add sea salt to remineralize & restructure the water. (tu mr.p rimmer)
      Until I find a better local Spring, I’ve just been filling my 5Gal 1/2 with the Artesian water and 1/2 with RO.
      Still on the search for better SPRING water vs this. Until then, it seems to make all my plants happy and there is a beautiful park next to it where my pups like to roam.
      Every visit made I seem to meet some of the friendliest people in Indy. Some who have been drinking water from this well for decades.
      Would love to hear if anyone has tested this water for levels of toxicity.

  6. Mayleeobrien says:

    I’ doing a project and I need to go to Flowing Well Park!

  7. Anonymous says:

    An old friend of mine’s relative worked for the water company in this county. The water is NOT a flowing well; it’s pumped in by the city. Honestly, I’m incredibly disappointed to find it listed as a natural spring.

    • orthorexic says:

      I saw it was shut down about a year ago for work, I was suspicious and thought there may be something undermining its ‘natural’ integrity, do have any other specific information Thanks

    • Alisha says:

      So Citizens is handing out thousands of gallons of drinking water for free and they have gone out of their way to add substances into the water so it mimics the taste and smell of well water… for what? All to deceive people into thinking they are drinking well water?

  8. Barbara says:

    Does anyone know if the water available on Jan. 11 is safe to drink? A sign said they were closed for repairs, but water was still available.

  9. Tanya says:

    Does anyone know where I can find test results of the water?

  10. Tessema says:

    For any water you drink, a great idea would be to sun charge your water for at least an hour (IN GLASS NOT PLASTIC). The Sun gets rid of a lot of chemicals and inorganic minerals, including fluoride. 13Love

  11. Anonymous says:

    I’m close with a Fishers city worker and was told this spring is indeed fed by a hose running city water. Apparently they interrupted the original, naturally flowing spring through some land moving a few years back. The city has kept it hush hush since it’s a prominent landmark at a city park.

  12. Teresa says:

    Tested on 4-19-16
    TDS (Total Dissolved Solids): 339
    PH 6.41

  13. Colette pearcy says:

    Is the Flowing Well still artesian or is it city water?

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