SAVE THE DATE! The Annual BACOG Level 1 Private Well Water Testing Event will be held Thursday, October 13, 2022, 11:00am - 6:30pm at The Barrington Area Library. Purchase water testing kits from October 3 - 10 at Village of Deer Park Village Hall Monday-Friday 8-4pm.
Households with private wells are advised to test for bacteria and nitrates on an annual basis to detect these invisible, odorless contaminants. Bacteria and nitrates can result from animal, insect or human waste or fertilizers reaching the well water and can cause illness in humans. On October 13, residents may drop off their water sample kits off at the BACOG Event at the Barrington Area Library anytime between the hours of 11:00am and 6:30pm. Participants will park in the Library lot and come into the building. We will be in the first community room on the left (there will be plenty of signage). Although primarily a drop-off event, several of our Community Partners will be there with information and take-aways, along with the Lake County Health Department Staff, who will be available to residents for water testing questions.
Test results will be emailed to homeowners within two weeks. Any homeowner with positive results for bacteria or elevated nitrate levels will be contacted within 48 hours by the Lake County Health Department.