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What is Artesian Water?

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Who would have thought bottled water would be so complex? There are so many types available that it is easy to become confused and overwhelmed when trying to decide which is best for you. But, never fear, we are here to help you become familiar with this terminology and make a wise choice for yourself, your family and your employees.

Artesian Spring Water

I thought we would start with our most popular variety- artesian spring water. You are certainly familiar with the term spring (water from a natural spring, usually underground rather than rainwater or a river) but, what is Artesian water?

Defining Artesian Spring Water

The term artesian comes from Artois, a province in France where such wells were first used (thank you It is really a fancy term for a simply perfect natural phenomenon.

How is Artesian Water Created?

The short answer is free-flowing. Springs become artesian when the water flows to the surface naturally without the aid of a pump. These types of springs seem to defy gravity but in reality, the water is being forced out by the pressure that has built between two impermeable surfaces.

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Water flows down a decline into a porous substance such a rock, sand or gravel. Surrounding the porous substance is rock or other material so hard that the water cannot escape through it to reach ground level. This combined with the flow of water creates pressure that is only released when it finds an escape. In our case, the escape is a well. Some artesian springs even rise above ground level without any man-made assistance at all.

Why Choose Artesian Spring Water?

The attraction to artesian spring water comes from the natural filtering caused by traveling at high pressure through the porous surface. This is not only mother nature’s pre-filtering of the water but, it also picks up beneficial minerals along the way. Those minerals contribute to refreshing tasting water, lacking flatness. I would even go as far as saying that artesian spring has a “body” to it almost like legs produced by good red wine.

Our very own Distillata artesian spring is a protected source in Kent, Ohio. This spring has produced our most popular line of water that can be purchased in a variety of sizes including 1, 2 1/2, 3, and 5-gallon bottles.

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11 thoughts on “What is Artesian Water?

  1. Does this water contain fluoride? If so, how much compared to tap?

    1. Kelly,

      Our spring water has trace amounts of naturally occurring fluoride but, the amount is so low that it is deemed “none detected” by our lab. Tap water contains much higher amounts as it is added by the water processing plant in your municipality. I hope that help, we are here if you have any further questions!


      1. Hi, to further clarify on Kelly’s comment, you said “naturally occurring fluoride” which means calcium fluoride, correct? Sodium fluoride is man made and that’s what’s added to municipal tap water supplies. Thanks in advance.

        1. Elisa,

          I would be remiss to comment on a topic outside of my knowledge base. It is definitely naturally occurring but, beyond that, I would need to refer you to our lab and analysis. Would you like me to send you a copy? If so, please send me a message – [email protected] and I will reply with the analysis.

          Best regards,
          The Distillata Company

  2. What is the ph level of your artesian and reversed osmosis spring water.

    1. Paul,

      Thanks for asking! I would be happy to send a copy of our water analysis. May I email that to you? If so, please send me a message – [email protected] and I will reply with the analysis.

      Best regards,
      The Distillata Company

  3. I am interested in using Distillata Artesian spring water in the 1-gallon and 2.5-gallon containers to brew beer. I would like to know the pH and basic hardness levels (Ca, Mg, etc.) of the water. Can you either reply with this information or point out where on your website I might find it?

    1. William,

      Thanks for asking, what a fun hobby! I would be happy to send a copy of our water analysis. May I email that to you? If so, please send me a message – [email protected] and I will reply with the analysis.

      Best regards,
      The Distillata Company

      1. I am also interested in this information, for the same reason.

  4. I cannot find the 20oz blue Artesian Spring water anywhere but Drug Mart. And they only have it from time to time. Sometimes in gallons as well. Where can I find this 20 oz product in Portage County.

    1. Hi Clarence,

      Drug Mart should have the 1-gallon bottled but you are more likely to find the smaller bottles at Marc’s. Or you can order them here:

      Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to help!


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