What is artesian water?
Artesian water is ground water confined under pressure between layers of relatively impermeable, underground rock-called a confined aquifer. Artesian water rises to the top of the aquifer and sometimes above land when a well taps the confined aquifer.
Nicolet Natural Artesian Water rises from its protected aquifer from the natural pressure created by the surrounding granite rock of its confined aquifer. Because Nicolet Water flows through a well casing and not through soil and rock layers, which is typical of spring water, it does not collect contaminates along the way.
A spring is an aquifer filled to the point that water overflows onto the land's surface. Spring water is collected as it flows to the surface, coming in contact with soil and rock layers.