Prattville, Alabama is nicknamed The Fountain City because of its numerous artesian wells. Many of the wells were capped or ceased to flow when efforts were made to move them. However, many wells still produce gallons of clear water daily. Many of the public wells are still open today to enjoy fresh water. Scattered around Prattville enjoy an array of beautiful water fountains around the city as icons of The Fountain City. Photo courtesy of Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce.