Lake County health officials advise residents: Be heedful of post-flood repairs to wells, septic systems

August 30, 2017 - Uncategorized

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center released a matter this week reminding residents with private H2O wells and septic systems to take precautions to equivocate health risks following final month’s flooding.

“Floodwaters mostly enclose germ or other contaminants that can means illness. Floodwater competence have infested H2O wells and caused septic systems to fail,” health dialect officials pronounced in a statement, adding that giveaway water-sample research is being offering by Sept. 7 for residents whose H2O wells were submerged or surrounded by floodwater.

“Residents competence collect adult waste bottles to be filled and returned for research during a Lake County Central Permit Facility, 500 W. Winchester Road, Libertyville,” a matter added. “Many municipality and encampment offices in a county also offer a H2O contrast kits. Please call your encampment or municipality to see if they have bottles available.”

According to a statement, residents should assume that if their good was submerged underneath inundate waters, a H2O is contaminated.