Triple Springs, Meriden, CT

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199 Ives Avenue
Meriden, CT 06451
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Description

Extremly well kept. It’s enclosed in an all-weather, 24/7 filling station.

Additional info: http://www.triplesprings.com

Nearest Address

199 Ives Avenue in Meriden, CT

Directions from Nearest Address

It’s right off Ive Avenue in meriden. Building and filling station. You can’t miss it.

Vital Information

  • Fee: $0.25/gallon
  • Access: Public
  • Flow: Continuous
  • TDS: N/A
  • Temp: 50 F
  • pH: 6.73

Hours Spring is Open:

Always

GPS:

N/A

Map Link: Triple Springs Map

Submitted by: Andrew

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  1. del says:

    Cute little place located in a residential area. Very user friendly. 25 cents per gallon. Takes one dollar and five dollar bills as well as coins. Better to bring lots of quarters which is easier to use than bills. Also bring a clean towel with you to wipe down the stainless steel tables which sometimes has water spills from other people who came earlier in the day.. It's also nice to leave the place a little nicer.

    I suspect the water is slightly alkaline due to the local geology but I didn't test it. You can ask for a detail water analysis from the company for free which I plan to do. Also their is a notice on the wall that says they treat the water with ozone. It's not quite the same experience as getting it straight from the ground but still it's a nice place to visit.

  2. del says:

    Cute little place located in a residential area. Very user friendly. 25 cents per gallon. Takes one dollar and five dollar bills as well as coins. Better to bring lots of quarters which is easier to use than bills. Also bring a clean towel with you to wipe down the stainless steel tables which sometimes has water spills from other people who came earlier in the day.. It's also nice to leave the place a little nicer.

    I suspect the water is slightly alkaline due to the local geology but I didn't test it. You can ask for a detail water analysis from the company for free which I plan to do. Also their is a notice on the wall that says they treat the water with ozone. It's not quite the same experience as getting it straight from the ground but still it's a nice place to visit.

  3. Steve Fine says:

    This is a really convenient automated
    fill station that accepts coins or bills
    and fills up to a 5 gallon jug quickly
    and with ease.The spring is old and revered
    in the area. They do ozone-ate for extra purity.

  4. dtyler21 says:

    this water boils off and leaves a calcium film.. not sure how great it is…

  5. HealthNut says:

    Summary:

    TDS – 164ppm

    Water smell – Clean/Unremarkable

    Taste – Hint of plastic?

    Housing station – Potential chemical contamination

    Particulates noticed floating in one container.

    Story:

    It’s worth re-emphasizing that this location requires the use of either
    coins, 1 dollar or 5 dollar bills. I’m unsure if there is a place in the
    main building next door that can give change, but if it doesn’t or its
    closed the closest place would be a mile away. Keep that in mind.

    Walking in to the self fill station I was overwhelmed by the smell of
    chemicals/chlorine. I understand the station needs to be sanitized but
    the abundance of odor doesn’t leave the sense of fresh pure
    unadulterated water in the mind with half-hazard cleanup methods.

    I filled the first 1 gallon glass jug and immediately noticed 2
    particulates floating, the color leading me to wonder if it might be
    mold or fungus (has a greenish tint). I captured one of them in the
    pictures. This isn’t making me feel better. I filled up my remaining 3
    containers but didn’t immediately notice any more particulates although I
    used the alternate station for the rest.

    The water smells unremarkable, which is a good thing. Taste wise, there
    is no sense of abundant minerals, but maybe a slight plastic lingering?
    Makes me wonder how long the water is exposed or sitting within plastic
    materials. My whole reason for spring water is to avoid plastic!

    Finally I measured the TDS at 164 ppm. That’s the equivalent to my tap
    water once pitcher filtered. I’m not happy or satisfied with this. I
    plan to call and request information regarding the supposedly available
    water quality assessment and inquire as to why the TDS level seems to be
    high.

    For now it seems that this might not be the best choice for spring water.

    • Alex says:

      Did you ever get any of the water quality reports? And is the water sitting in plastic? I live five minutes from this place, and I was considering trying it, although I have well water so its not a big deal.

  6. anthony says:

    they charge you for water?

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