Reduced Well Water Testing Rates for National Groundwater Awareness Week
- Posted by Barrington Hills
- On March 3, 2023
In Observance of National Groundwater Awareness Week, the Lake County Health Department is offering a reduced well water testing fee for homeowners. Between March 6 and March 17, 2023, the normal $18.00 fee for testing for bacteria and nitrates will be reduced to $15.00.
Sterile test bottles and sampling instructions are available at Village Hall during business hours, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM – 5 PM. All collected water samples must be brought to the Lake County Central Permit Facility between 8:00 AM and 3:30 PM, Monday through Thursday, at 500 W. Winchester Road, Libertyville, Illinois.
The results of the water samples are ready for homeowners in approximately three business days. Residents also have the option for a Health Department staff member to visit their home to collect the sample, inspect the well, and provide the lab analysis for bacteria and nitrates for a $65.00 fee.
For further information on water testing, contact the Health Department at (847) 377-8020, or send an email to HealthEHS@lakecountyil.gov.
“Water is an essential resource for drinking, cleaning, and bathing, but it can also make you sick if it is contaminated,” said Mark Pfister, Executive Director of the Lake County Health Department. “We encourage private well owners to do annual water testing and well maintenance.”