May 30, 2013
Water seems to be one of those things taken for granted. To a certain extent I took it for granted while at Padua, even though I was amazed at how much of the spring water flowed out of the hillside and down it.
Of course, there was the most prominent water fountain just outside the gym. I also recall at least one very shallow well (c. two feet) on the golf course (with a tin cup for drinking), similar to the above photo. There may have been two wells, but I cannot recall.
I searched to find info or pictures of the wells in the year books and Paduans, but had no luck. Do any Alumni recall anything on the wells while they were at the school? The only other thing I can remember is going to a very shallow pool (probably therapeutic) in the basement below the infirmary. This occurred one summer while at Padua. The good Brothers had filled this pool with very cold (and I mean very cold) spring water that came into the pool through a hose ( I do not know where the water came from, though).
Any thoughts on wells and water at the old school?