Illinois County Health Department Offers Reduced Well Testing Fees

February 25, 2011

Fee for nitrate and bacteria testing reduced for National Ground Water Awareness Week

The Lake County (Ill.) Health Department/Community Health Center will offer reduced well water testing rates in March in honor of National Ground Water Awareness Week, the Lake County News-Sun reported.

From March 7 to 17, well owners may bring samples of water to the Lake County Central Permit Facility and Environmental Laboratory for testing. The $16 fee for bacteria and nitrate testing will be reduced to $10.

Residents can pick up sterile bottles at the facility, or have a test kit mailed to them for a $2 fee. Water samples must be brought to the facility in person. If residents prefer not to collect samples themselves, a staff member can visit the well, collect a sample and perform a well inspection for a $51 fee.

Test results will be available for homeowners in approximately three business days.


Lake County News-Sun

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