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Health & Social

Well and spring analysis

The water of fountains and springs

The city of Wolfsburg currently maintains one drinking water well and two springs with drinking-quality spring water in the Wolfsburg city area. These are regularly checked and maintained by the well crew of the Road Construction and Project Coordination division. The springs and wells are subject to regular chemical and microbiological testing in accordance with legal requirements.

  • The drinking fountain on Rathausvorplatz A is directly connected to Wolfsburg's drinking water network. The water meets the requirements of the Drinking Water Ordinance. The drinking fountain is in operation from April to September.
  • The Schäferquelle spring on Braunschweigerstraße supplies natural spring water of drinking quality. However, its ingredients do not meet the requirements of the Drinking Water Ordinance. The water from the Schäferquelle spring is available all year round.
  • The water from the Westertor spring in Fallersleben comes from an artesian spring that was drilled in 1883 to supply drinking water to Fallersleben. It was rediscovered and rebuilt in 1978. The water from the Westertor spring contains sulphur and is available from April to September.


Spring water can have a higher salt content, making it less suitable for people with high blood pressure and kidney disease. It may also have a lower mineral content, which means that it should not be drunk continuously during strenuous exercise.

Spring water is not suitable for preparing baby and infant food. Only drinking water is recommended for this purpose.

If you want to use spring water, it should be kept in clean, sealable containers, stored in a cool, dark place and consumed within a few days, which is also the recommendation for conventionally bottled mineral water. If stored for longer, bacteria will multiply in the water and the drinking quality is no longer guaranteed.

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