Fuquay Mineral Spring, Fuguay Varina, North Carolina

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Posted: July 26, 2013

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

105 West Spring Street
Fuquay Varina, NC
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Historic Mineral Springs in Fuquay Varina, NC. Once privately owned, but now part of a public park. http://www.fuquay-varina.org/departments-and-services/parks-recreation-and-cultural-resources/parks/fuquay-mineral-spring-park.html

See Full National Historic Register Record Information Here: http://www.hpo.ncdcr.gov/nr/WA0200.pdf

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  1. Kristen says:

    We just went down to see this spring and the original cistern is capped and screwed down. There is an overflow pipe leading out directly into a small stream/river but it is almost flush with the ground and river. Also appears to be alot of rust colored sediment in the pvc pipe and the water smells metallic. I would not attempt to drink this.

  2. Ada says:

    Well this spring may be a let down if your looking to collect tasty water. Very rich in iron mineral water I’d say, but sediment in pipe is iffy as the taste. I splashed my face and skin felt soft. Buried my feet in the irony creek silt it pours into. This Is obviously a long way from the glory of its origins. It’s nice to see some honor given to a spring by the town, but could use some love.

  3. Mary Jane says:

    I am a local resident of Fuquay-Varina. I did a bit of checking on the springs here and spoke to a local blogger after seeing his recent article regarding the origins of the spring. http://northcarolinadad.wordpress.com/2013/12/15/historic-photos-of-my-home-town-fuquay-varina-nc/
    He informed me that the springs collapsed during the construction of Hwy 401 and that the water there would not be drinkable due to run off from that highway.

  4. Dawayad says:

    I just recently visited this spring water site & found that the water was easy to access; the pipe could use a new revitalization, however, I was glad to find that the tds reading was 119ppm and temperature was eleven degrees celsius. The water was very hydrating as well as electric, as the Supreme Being intended it to be.

  5. Ken Stark says:

    I visited this spring a couple of months back, being this was the closest spring to me. I know the history of the spring, but I could not recommend that anyone drink this water. Lots of iron in the water and heavy sulfur smell. Since I was already there with my jugs, I filled up 2, 5 gallon jugs and tasted some. It did not taste like any spring water that I have ever tasted. I figured that it was because of the sulfur smell, so I decided to let it off gas the sulfur smell and try it later. 24 hours later, it still smelled funky so I poured them onto my lawn. This may have been a great spring at one time. I would not recommend this spring for drinking.

  6. Betty says:

    I moved to the area in June 2016. We were delighted to find a spring listed in Find-A-Spring, but I was disappointed in the spring itself. All the comments above are true. The water isn’t, IMO, drinkable. And, as Kristen says, the pipe is so close to the ground that you can’t get a collection vessel under it anyway.

  7. LoAn says:

    I don’t recommend drinking from this spring. This spring is very close to the nuclear power plant.

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