The official website of
Artesian Well Advocates
to preserve and protect free community access to Olympia's historic artesian water
keep the water flowing and accessible to all
work with the City to ensure long-term access
collect and collate comments from well-users
build and maintain an information resource about the well
build on what we have to make Olympia known for its unique and useful artesian wells
As of November, 2015...
Next meeting: 2:00 pm, Sunday, December 6, at Obsidian
All with an interest in preserving the well are welcome.
The Artesian Leadership Committee meeting in November was canceled, as were the meetings of the two Action Teams on which we have representatives. So no news from there.
Since the City's decision to create the Artesian Commons, we have been working with the City on issues of design, events and programming in the Commons. We have heard anecdotal complaints from well-users about various aspects of the Commons, but to have a stronger voice with the City, we need to document and compile all comments,both positive and negative, about how the Commons and the activities going on there affect the experience of collecting water from the well.
We will do our best to update this site at least once a month, so keep checking back.
There is strength in numbers. Make your voice heard!
We need people to help with all aspects of our mission, but especially:
keeping this website up to date
monitoring our email
working with business owners to daylight some of the few remaining
artesian wells in the city
collecting and compiling feedback from well users,
and presenting these to the city on a monthly basis
lobbying the City Council
Please email us
or offers of assistance!
The Commons and the Well
What is an Artesian Well?
Artesian Water in Olympia
The Jefferson Street Well
Survey Results 2009 & 2010