Minden’s first water plant was developed in 1907 to supply the town of Minden. Improvements to the system made in 1965 provided a complete circle of water availability around town. Water was pulled up through the shaft by means of an electric pump, then stored in a pressure tank that could produce 200 gallons a minute. An ancient riverbed forms the aquifer, which provided Nevada’s most pristine water throughout the early 1900s. Still in use today, Well One provides water to Bently Heritage which is used in the distillation process.