Informational Open House for Private Well Owners

Our Fremont Township Well and Water Committee want you to know that The Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center is sponsoring an informational Open House and is also offering a reduced rate to private well owners for the testing of water samples. The Open House will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Lake County Central Permit Facility, 500 W. Winchester Road in Libertyville. Experts will be on hand to answer questions about wells, why well water may have a funny taste or smell, where well water comes from and where it goes and what tests are necessary to ensure that it is safe to drink. Other health professionals will also be present to provide information on food safety, septic systems, solid waste disposal, lakes and laboratory services. In addition, between March 2 and 12, 2015, the Department is offering a reduced rate for well water testing for private well owners. During this time, the normal $16.00 analysis fee for testing for bacteria and nitrates will be reduced to $10.00. Sterile test bottles and sampling instructions are available at Fremont Township.