Health Department Reminds Well Owners to Test Following Floods
The Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department has issued a
recommendation to private well owners.
According to Terry Eimen,
Director of Environmental Health for the agency, wells should be inspected
following heavy rains to ensure that surface water has not entered the water
well through the well cap, vent, or the sanitary well seal. If evidence indicates that surface water has
entered the water well, do not drink the water until it has been tested and
deemed safe for consumption. The water
supply should be disinfected and tested to ensure that the water supply is safe
Due to the recent flooding situation, the health department
has a supply of free testing kits that may be picked up at the offices in
Paxton and Watseka. The consumer will be
responsible for mailing the test kit into the State Lab and will receive
results via a report that will be delivered by mail.
For more information regarding the flood or well testing,
visit the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department web site at www.fiphd.org or contact Terry Eimen at (815)432-2483 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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