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High levels of radium have shown an increased incidence of bone, liver, and breast cancer
Too much lead in the human body can cause serious damage to the brain, nervous system and red blood cells In babies and children, exposure to lead in drinking water above the action level can result in delays in physical and mental development.
The EPA states you should test your own water from your well
IRON – Organic and found naturally occurring in the earth’s crust
IRON BACTERIA – Causes rotten egg smell and can change the taste of your water and cause dry, itchy skin.
A vast majority of Village of Deer Park homes are supplied by private well water. The most common water issues that need to be addressed include: Coliform, rotten egg odors, orange staining, hard water (cloudy dishes) & iron or sulphur bacteria.
The Village of Deer Park gets its drinking water from a combination of private wells and water allocated from the Palatine water system. On August 9th, 1999, Deer Park and the Village of Palatine entered into an agreement in which the Palatine Water System would supply water for most of the residents of Deer Park. The Environmental Protection Agency does not test the water quality of private wells and with nearly 15% of Americans using them, it is important to test these wells regularly.
Both private wells and public water systems contain contaminants that can be harmful to your health. After years of planning and acquiring financial backing, Palatine formed the Northwest Water Commission with the local municipalities of Evanston, Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, and Wheeling. A pipeline from Evanston supplies each member of the Northwest Water Commission with all of their water requirements. A few wells are still operational in case of emergency situations, but most of Palatines wells were eliminated around 1986. While the Village of Palatine maintains they strictly follow all EPA quality guidelines for drinking water, testing reveals that the Water in Palatine is not completely safe to drink.
*As reported by the NY Times Toxic Water Report.
Construction and continued maintenance are the two most important contributors to a healthy well. Make sure that your well is located as far away as possible from any gardens, compost piles, septic tanks, or chemical storages. Most people do not realize that common outdoor products like herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers can deposit harmful chemicals into the ground water. Private wells should be located so that rainwater is flowing away from their path. Rainwater soaks through the grounds surface and into our drinking supply, bringing all kinds of nasty chemicals and bacteria with it. As previously stated, private wells do not get tested on a regular basis like public water sources. Because of this, there is limited data on Deer Park’s water quality. Angel Water recommends water testing about once per year. Here is a look at the water quality of some nearby towns:
Regularly testing of private wells is the only way to know for sure how safe your drinking water is. Get your well tested for total coliforms, fecal coliforms (E.Coli), and pH levels. For any well testing in Cook County, be sure to call Angel Water! Our certified well water experts have your back.
Village of Deer Park (23680 W Cuba Rd, Deer Park, Illinois 60010) – 1 Violation
Deer Park is a village just 37 miles from Chicago that is located in both Lake and Cook Counties. The village prides itself in preserving the green and natural land while continuing to keep up with the time. There are several lakes and ponds that surround the Deer Park area. Residences are limited to one-acre lots, preventing overcrowding and allowing the land located on a green belt to stay intact. The Deer Grove, Ela Marsh, and Cuba Forest Preserves keep the wildlife in the area safe and bring bird watchers from miles away to see the spectacular array birds and other animals in the Preserves. The population of Deer Park is only about 3,000, so it is easy to uphold the laws and standards that the community leaders have established. Some main attractions for tourists outside of the beautiful countryside and wildlife are the two very popular shopping/dining destinations. The Town Center Promenade and Deer Park Town Center offer shoppers the latest fashions, electronics, and delicious eateries. Residents can easily work in and visit Chicago by using the Metra/Chicago and Northwestern train lines that run right through the village. Students in the area attend the Barrington School Districts and Lake Zurich School Districts where the test scores rank near the top nationally. Deer Park is a great place to visit for tourists who are looking for a happy medium between the well-preserved countryside and the amenities of modern living.
Angel Water is proud to present the Water Wizard! This simple assessment is a collection of techniques that the pros use to "eyeball" your water quality. Within a few minutes you can find out how our pros would make an initial check for obvious water quality issues and the basic recommendations for addressing them. This is not a replacement for actual water testing with a lab, but it can get you moving in the right direction!