Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Private Wells Should Be Tested Regularly To Check for Contamination

Friday - Mar 14, 2008

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Encourages Residents of Champaign County with Private Wells to Test Water Annually

Champaign, IL - In recognition of Ground Water Awareness Week, March 9 - 15, 2008, the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) encourages residents of Champaign County with private wells to test their water annually for certain contaminants. Private water wells should be tested every year for evidence of coliform bacteria and nitrates, and should be tested more frequently if there are recurrent incidents of gastrointestinal illness or there are changes in taste, odor or appearance. Private well water test kits are available at the Environmental Health Division of CUPHD located at 201 West Kenyon Road in Champaign from 8:00am - 4:00pm; Monday through Friday. Each test kit is $20.00.

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