IDPH's Survey Reminds Well Owners To Test For Potential Contaminants

Agencies Note That Well Owners Have Responsibility To Maintain Their Wells And Ensure The Safety Of Drinking Water


The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS) are reminding Illinois private well-owners to properly maintain their wells and recommend that they test their wells for potential contaminants.

Most private wells which are properly constructed and maintained provide safe water for years. However, contamination can occur due to improper construction, poor maintenance, or releases of contaminants into the well’s aquifer. Many contaminants cannot be detected by sight, taste, or smell. Even if there is no indication of problems with the water, it is the we...

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