Ogle Health Dept. Offers Testing of Well Water After Flooding

Ogle Health Dept. Offers Testing of Well Water After Flooding

After flooding, water from private wells may not be safe to drink. When private water well has been flooded, the water in it may be contaminated with waterborne pathogens (germs), chemicals, or pollutants that can cause illness in humans and pets.

If you believe that your well has been contaminated, stop using your well water for drinking and cooking purposes. Call the Ogle County Health Department at 815-562-6976 for more information about testing and safety.