Thompson Park Natural Spring, Jamesburg, NJ 08831

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Forsgate Dr, Monroe Township
Jamesburg, NJ 08831
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A natural spring located within Thompson Park in Jamesburg, NJ.

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  1. wwone says:

    I went to this spring last month and was/am a bit skeptical. The fact that the signs pretty much say you have to boil the water scares me. The actual location of the pipe also turns me off. It’s hard to get the water since you have to hold your bottles a certain way or they will be immersed in the water you are trying not to step in. I’ve included photos so you can see what I mean. As far as drinking the water, I took one sip as is and boiled the rest. This killed the taste as it then tasted like boiled water. On a positive note, the sip I took was good (I was just afraid to continue since I cannot find any water quality information on this spring).

    Once I disregarded the GPS and looked at a map, the spring was easier to find. When we got there another couple was filling up their jugs and said they always get it from there and drink it without boiling. This would’ve meant more if they didn’t seem so weird. Hopefully in the near future someone can do some water quality tests and post them for the rest of us.

    • wwone says:

      Unfortunately I was unable to post photos (cannot figure out how).

    • Nialah Harris says:

      Hi!

      I know that the water says to boil but you don’t have to. I grew up in that area and we got water from that spring for drinking every Saturday morning for about 20 years of my life. My mother and father grew up in that area as well so for about 25 years of their life they drank from that spring. It is a little hard now as we do not live in the area any long. I hope this helps.

    • Andrew says:

      If they didn’t seem so weird? Wow, who are you to judge people by their outward appearances? Pathetic. Learn how to be self sufficient and test your own water. Go buy a test water kit!

    • gary says:

      Yeah get a tds monitor to check the quality 🙂 🙂

    • Anthony says:

      I am a naturopath, I know a highly rated nutritional lab in Austin Texas that will test the water for heavy metals , pH, n mineral content. They simply charge $150 n a sample. If anyone interested, we can make donations no I’ll post the results by the spring. Spread the word. My # is 201-575-7852. Peace be with all.

    • Anthony Fernandez says:

      I will do a high quality test on theater spring,it costs $150. If any one is interested in donating to have the test done ,that be cool . If not, I’ll flip the bill

  2. Mike says:

    I’ll check this spring out within the next few days and leave a thorough review on it.

  3. Jacob says:

    You have to drive into the park, then turn right on Thompson drive. Then turn right on willow drive, follow the road with the 2 yellow lines, next at the radio tower turn left. Then turn right into a dirt road and there is a small parking lot with a small area to fill up your water. You need a smaller container to catch the water before you can fill up large jugs.

  4. Tracie Reed says:

    Please take Thompson Park off of your website. You do not have permission.
    Thank you,
    Tracie
    Middlesex County Office of Parks

  5. Gary says:

    So is this a natural spring, or an artesian well

  6. Andrew says:

    I visited the spring today, as it is only about a 30 minute drive from where I live. I spoke with a few locals who where filling up their containers as I was there. A few of them metioned drinking this water for several months with no issues and refered to knowing others who have drank it for years. The water comes out cold although I don’t have an exact temperature. The ph measured around 5 and the tds was around 90ppm.

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