Whitewater Artesian Well, Whitewater, WI  5/5 (1)

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Whitewater’s Flowing Well. Hand dug in 1895 by Adam Channing to an original depth of 55′ it has been flowing steadily to this day. The water in Artesian wells flow from aquifers where water at a higher elevation puts pressure on the water below it causing it to flow out readily when given an outlet.

Nearest Address

Clover Valley Road near Millis Rd.

Directions from Nearest Address

To reach the Flowing Well, follow Milwaukee St. west to Wisconsin St. Wisconsin St. becomes Clover Valley Rd. Follow Clover Valley Rd. to the left. The Flowing Well lies 1 mile from Clover Valley Roads intersection with Millis Rd.

Additional info: http://tourism.state.wi.us/item_detail/Artesian_Well.aspx

Vital Information

  • Fee: No Fee
  • Access: Public
  • Flow: Continuous
  • TDS: 316
  • Temp: N/A
  • pH: N/A

Hours Spring is Open:

24 hours 7 days a week



Map Link: Whitewater Artesian Well Map

Submitted by: Eric Butler


  1. I obtained a well inspection report from Walworth County dated April 2021 for this well and it listed no issues with this well. I have been drinking the water for the past year and it has been great!

  2. I came from Illinois to check out this spring and it was well worth the drive. After I drove home I found the gps coordinates. 42.78455694,-88.71460806 I hope this helps.

  3. This water is terrific! It’s very refreshing. We drink about a gallon of water/day so I drive there every 2 weeks and fill up at least 14 gallon jugs at a time–it’s a half hour drive. It has a slight film which I’m told is the lime content in the water (I notice it because I use black pots). I make a lot of tea so boiling the water leaves hard water deposits. I have drunk the water at Rock Springs in Baraboo and that water is very clean and didn’t leave hard water deposits at all.

    Better directions are to take Hwy 12 to the south end of Whitewater, then go south on Hwy 89 for about a mile or less. Turn left on Anderson Road (just a small sign so you could miss it). Drive a mile or so east to Clover Valley Road and turn right. Go another mile or less and it’s on your right. It’s well marked.

    I can fill a gallon jug in about 4 seconds.

  4. The map location is off.  It is located south on Clover Valley Rd. where the south western corner of Clover Valley Fen State Natural Area is.  I’m glad I was in an exploring mood or I’d not have found it by the location given on this site.

  5. I'm one of the “Millis”s from awhile back (born in the 50's) and I remember riding bikes to that well with my brother on hot summer days …….the water was so icey cold and refreshing !!!

    1. There used to be an Artesian well in Como (north of Lake Geneva) but that was closed off I believe due to unsafe levels of whatever. Whitewater off Cherry Valley Rd is the only one I recall being in the area. We use it all the time. I am currently trying to get information on the testing . DNR said they don’t and County said they don’t test it. Whitewater is responsible for that they said. Waiting for a call back. Will let others know here.

  6. My father, who is an ER tech, tested the PH level at the hospital in which her works. He told me that the PH level was an 8.0 after a day of sitting in a plastic gallon container. It’s possible that the PH range is bewtween 8 and 8.5.

  7. I’ve been to the well a few times. I spoke with a gentleman from the area while filling up water jugs, and he told me that the water underground is fairly well protected from farm chemicals because of the layer of clay beneath the ground, which covers the the flow path of water.

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