HEALTH DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDS THAT WELL WATER BE TESTED ANNUALLY

Mon March 12, 2012

DUPAGE COUNTY-The DuPage County Health Department is using World Water Day on March 22 to remind county residents with private wells to get their well water tested annually to protect their families and friends.
 
There are approximately 18,000 private wells in DuPage County. An annual test is recommended or whenever work is done on the well or on your plumbing, such as hot water tank replacement.
 
The health department tests well water for $35. The testing covers basic coliform bacteria and nitrate screening.
 
Residents may stop at any of the health department's public health centers in Addison, Lombard, Westmont or Wheaton to pick up well water testing supplies and instructions, as well as drop of their samples. This the only way that well water will be accepted for testing. Testing results are usually known within 72 hours. Corrective actions are suggested if contamination problems are detected.
 
For information on private wells call the health department at (630) 682-7400 and speak with Environmental Health Services. Additional information is available at www.dupagehealth.org. Click on Environmental Health Services and look for Water & Sewage.
 
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HEALTH DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDS THAT WELL WATER BE TESTED ANNUALLY


 

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