In 1889, the same year that Washington State University was founded, contractors discovered a confied natural aquifer beneath Pullman’s rich soil, while attempting to dig a downtown well. The city officials the tapped into the pressurized groundwater, which forced several artesian wells to the surface to provide Pullman with clean, reliable water. These artesian wells were Pullman’s main source of water until the 1970s, when the groundwater was depleted, and this fountain honors the wells’ important role in the history of Pullman.

Address:  201 NE Kamiaken Street Pullman, WA 99163