Health Department Offers Reduced Well Water Testing Rates

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For Immediate Release
Date: April 6, 2021
Media Contact: Hannah Goering

Health Department Offers Reduced Well Water Testing Rates

Lake County, Ill. — 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 April 12 and April 23, 2021, the normal $18.00 fee for testing for bacteria and nitrates will be reduced to $14.00.

"Approximately 90,000 Lake County residents rely on groundwater to supply their private wells," said Mark Pfister, Executive Director of the Lake County Health Department. "We encourage private well owners to do annual water testing and well maintenance to help protect their families from waterborne illness."

Sterile test bottles and sampling instructions are available at the Lake County Central Permit Facility (500 W. Winchester Road, Libertyville), the Health Department's headquarters (3010 Grand Avenue, Waukegan), and 19 township or municipal offices located throughout Lake County. To find a location nearest you, call (847) 377-8020 or visit Water sampling kits can also be mailed for $18.00.

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

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Lake County Health Department
3010 Grand Avenue
Waukegan, Illinois 60085
(847) 377-8000