DCHD OFFERS FREE WATER TESTS TO PRIVATE WELL OWNERS IMPACTED BY FLOOD

Wed April 24, 2013

The DuPage County Health Department is offering free well water testing to County residents who have private wells that were impacted by recent flooding.
 
This offer is only for DuPage County homes on private wells, and will be available until Friday, May 10th. Residents who receive water from public water sources, such as municipalities, should contact their water supplier if they have questions about their water quality.
 
Residents may stop at one of the Health Department's Public Health Centers at 1111 West Lake Street in Addison;  1111 East Jackson Street in Lombard, or 111 N. County Farm Road in Wheaton to pick up well water testing supplies and instructions, as well as drop off their samples. This is the only way well water will be accepted for testing. Testing results are usually known within 72 hours. The Health Department testing covers total coliform bacteria and E.coli, and corrective actions are suggested if contamination problems are detected.
 
Residents should also be aware that their wells MUST be disinfected before water is tested.   Additional information on disinfecting wells is available at http://www.dupagehealth.org/well-water-system-disinfection.   There is also an informative video demonstrating how to test your well water on the Department's home page. 
 
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