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By: Michael Colvin on January 17th, 2021

What is Artesian Spring Water?

We know you have quite a few options available when it comes to water, and it’s easy to become confused or overwhelmed when trying to decide which is best for you. Here at Exell, our 3- and 5-gallon jugs are artesian spring water. But what exactly is artesian spring water?

Defining Artesian Spring Water

The term artesian comes from Artois, a province in France where such wells were first used. In all reality, it’s just a fancy term for a simply perfect natural phenomenon.

Our friends at Dictionary.com define the word as relating to or denoting a well bored perpendicularly into water-bearing strata lying at an angle, so that natural pressure produces a constant supply of water with little or no pumping.

How is Artesian Water Created?

As it was just defined, springs are 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.

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 adds beneficial minerals along the way. Those minerals contribute to refreshing-tasting water that lacks flatness.

How Can You Get Artesian Spring Water?

You’re in luck! Exell proudly delivers artesian spring water in both 3 and 5-gallon jug options directly to your doorstep or wherever you’d prefer our friendly driver to leave it! In addition to that, you can also rent a cooler from us if you choose. Even better, you can sign up for this contactless service online.