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Private well in Lisle contaminated with bacteria in aftermath of floods

Published: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 10:16 a.m. CDT

LISLE – A private well in Lisle has been contaminated with bacteria due to the recent floods, according to the DuPage County Health Department.

The health department has been conducting preliminary testing of private wells in Lisle due to the vast amount of rain and recent flooding.

The health department is recommending that all Lisle residents with a private well who live in the areas affected by flooding have their well disinfected and then tested to ensure the water is safe prior to using it for drinking and cooking. 

Health department staff will be in Lisle this week distributing water sample bottles and instructions for well disinfection to homeowners. Water samples can be dropped off at the DuPage County Health Department Central Office located at 111 N. County Farm Road in Wheaton between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

DuPage County Health Department staff will also set up a testing station in the Lisle Village Hall parking lot at 925 Burlington Ave. to accept samples of water between 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday beginning this Friday and ending Friday, May 10.

The village asks that this information be shared with neighbors, and for more information, contact the DuPage County Health Department at 630-221-7500.

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