Did you know about Lynnwood’s Artesian Well?

By LUKE PUTVIN

Lynnwood is home to its very own Artesian Well that attracts people from all over the region and is one of only a handful of wells in the state.

Cased to approximately 120 feet, the well flows at about 10 gallons per minute. The Artesian Well is completely free for anyone who wants to use it, but there is a 20 gallon limit rule.
Todd Ronson was in line for the water on August 28; he has lived ine the area for about ten years, and he has been coming to the well for that same amount of time.

Artesian Well

“The water is high quality, and it’s free,” Ronson said. “I had a tiny frog as a pet once; they usually only live about four or five years. I kept that frog in this water, and he lived for 11 years.”

His advice to people wanting to come to the well for water? Be prepared to wait.

“Sometimes the wait can be as long as 45 or 60 minutes,” Ronson said. “But it’s more often about 20 or 25. There’s always people out here. I don’t want to make the lines even longer, so I hope you publish some negative things about it in your article too,” he said with a chuckle.

Barb Drake was also in line that day. She lives in Seattle and has been coming to the well since 2003.

“Someone told me it was one of the cleanest water sources,” Drake said. “When I started drinking it, my skin started getting better, and I noticed my hair getting nicer; I noticed an improvement in my health too.” Drake emphasized the importance of keeping the well as a free, public resource.

“I’ve seen monks come to this well to use this water as holy water,” she added. “So there’s not just the health benefits, but there’s a spiritual value here too.”

The Lynnwood Artesian Well is located at 2399 164th Ave. If you go, expect a line, and enjoy the water.

For more information about the artesian well, visit the Alderwood Water and Wastewater District’s website at www.awwd.com.

Mario Lotmore

Mario Lotmore is originally from The Bahamas and for the last seven years has called Mukilteo, WA his home. Having lived in every region of the United States has exposed him to various cultures, people, and approaches to life. Lotmore created the Lynnwood Times to represent the character of a diverse and growing Lynnwood. The launching of the city’s free community newspaper will only help bring neighborhoods together. Lotmore was an industrial engineer by trade and proven success implementing and managing lean accountable processes and policies within his eighteen years of operations excellence, strategic development, and project management in the aerospace, manufacturing, and banking industries. Over his career he has saved and created hundreds of union and non-union jobs. Lotmore is the President of a Homeowner Association, an active Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics volunteer in his community, and former Boeing 747 Diversity Council leader. Mario’s talent is finding “that recipe” of shared destiny to effectively improve the quality of life for others.

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