E. Coli Found in Three Towns’ Wells

After this summer’s flooding, the McHenry County Health Department offered free water testing.

Of those who availed themselves of the free service, e. coli was found in six wells.

There were located in

  • Lakewood
  • McHenry
  • Spring Grove

Presumably the wells were shallow like the 20-foot+ ones in Lakewood.


E. Coli Found in Three Towns’ Wells — 4 Comments

  1. As it rains today, and the pooling of water again forms in the yards, what has been done in Lakewood to help solve the problems identified during the flooding event?

    I haven’t seen nor heard about any efforts.

    This coupled with the current vacancy of the Village Chief Administrative Officer makes me vote yes to consolidation with CL.

  2. Im guessing these are point wells, very old and unsanitary even 40 years ago.

  3. Flooding can also affect deep wells, especially when the well head is submerged.

    The headline would probably be more appropriate to read ” wells in three towns” rather than”three town wells” since town wells are regulated by the IEPA and would necessitate widespread notification and boil orders.

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