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The official website of
Artesian Well Advocates
Our Mission
          to preserve and protect free community access to Olympia's historic artesian water

Our Goals
          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
your suggestions
or offers of assistance!

Other Pages:

About H2Olympia
The Commons and the Well
What is an Artesian Well?
Artesian Water in Olympia
The Jefferson Street Well
Survey Results 2009 & 2010