The Winnebago County Public Health Department has begun to check area water wells for contamination issues. The winter weather may have damaged the wells in ways that ordinary individuals may not see. The wells themselves could be infiltrated by different contaminants that can only be found through testing. Ron Kvale of the Winnebago County Public Health Department explains how certain unwelcome issues in wells can be harmful:
The test is free and is provided through a special fund:
The water well testing is free for private wells in Winnebago County and will check for such things as Coliform and E. Coli bacteria and nitrates. What the owner does after finding out the results will be up to the owner.
Kvale can be reached by calling (641) 903-9214 to arrange a test.