Lake County, Ill. — In observance of National Groundwater Awareness Week, the Lake County Health Department is offering a reduced well water testing fee for homeowners who use well water as their primary source of drinking water. Between March 7 and March 17, 2022, the usual $18.00 fee for testing for bacteria and nitrates will be reduced to $14.00.
"Water is an essential resource that we use to drink, cook, and bathe, but when it’s contaminated it can cause illness," said Mark Pfister, Executive Director of the Lake County Health Department. "We encourage private well owners in Lake County to do annual water testing and well maintenance to keep their families healthy.”
Sterile test bottles and sampling instructions are available at the Deer Park Village office.
All collected water samples must be brought to the Lake County Central Permit Facility between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Results of water samples are ready for homeowners in approximately three business days.
For further information on water testing, contact the Health Department at (847) 377-8020, or send an email to HealthEHS@lakecountyil.gov.