CARMEL, Ind. (WISH) - The well at Flowing Well Park at 116th Street and Gray Road in Carmel is closed due to contamination.
Routine monthly testing done last week found e-coli and coliform bacteria in the water.
The Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation Department is working with Carmel Utilities Department to check and clean all man made elements of the well, like the spigots and pipes.
Contractors will be brought in Wednesday morning to try and figure out the source of the contamination.
"We actually pump the water from closer to 116th where the natural well is to the current location. So we will be looking at piping for that and looking at anything above ground that might be causing the contamination and then doing whatever is necessary to remedy that," said Michael Klitzing Carmel Clay Parks Department Assistant Director.
Two negative test results are needed before the well can be reopened.
In the meantime, the Carmel Parks and Recreation Department asks the public to not remove or jump over the barriers or drink the water.
A steady stream of people visited the park Tuesday hoping to fill up their water jugs.
Ruby Johnson says she's been coming for more than 25 years.
"I thought something was going on when I saw channel 8 pull in in front of me. I didn't know why but the surprise is it's closed today," said Johnson.
Johnson says she'll be back once the well is open to the public again. She's not the only one looking forward to the well re-opening.
"We enjoy the water. I call it the artesian well because it is kind of an encouragement to stay away from the pop and drink the healthy water. That's what I feel" said Carmel resident Matt Miller. "I'll be right back getting more water, yes. I only live a mile away so it is great, convenient."
Doctors say e. coli and coliform infections usually occur 3-4 days after exposure.
Symptoms include abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting
Doctors say healthy adults usually recover within a week, but young children and older adults can develop kidney failure.