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Hanover Park, IL

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Water in Hanover Park, Illinois

The primary sources of water for Hanover Park are properly monitored and treated water supplied by Lake Michigan and Ground Water. Ground Water is mostly naturally occurring water taken from springs, ponds, reservoirs, streams, lakes and well. Contaminants such as minerals, pesticides, animal waste and other natural and man-made materials can be absorbed from the still or flowing ground water.



It is possible that minute amounts of these contaminants may be found in drinking or tap water, however the amount found in the community’s water supply is negligible. Treatment reduces and eliminates these contaminants, and all publicly used water in Hanover Park contains no more than the EPA mandated maximum levels.

According to a 2014 annual drinking water quality report, Hanover’s source water is not subject or vulnerable to contamination, including viral contamination. The EPA administered tests from primary and secondary sources of well water. The results from these tests led the EPA to determine that the water supplied to residents of Hanover Park is clean and contamination free due to the integrity of the wells structure (they are constructed with a confined aquifer), locations of the wells (mandatory distance from areas that could cause contamination), preventative measures used to restrict movement of pathogens, procedures to purify the water, and the monitoring and operations that mitigate possible sanitary defects.

The EPA also disclosed evidence stating there had been no history of disease or illness cause by the community’s water. Through their findings, the EPA revealed that Hanover’s water supply, including tap and bottled water, indicate no reason for the community to believe they can be harmed or diagnosed with any type of illness from consuming Hanover’s water.

1 contaminant above legal limits.

In some states a small percentage of tests were performed before water was tested, and some contaminants were subsequently removed or diluted. As a result, some reported levels of contamination may be higher than were present at the tap. Results shown are based on individual samples and may not indicate a violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act, which often occurs only after prolonged tests show concentrations above a legal limit.

Lead (total)
Maximum Result
43.1 PPB
Legal Limit

4 Contaminants below legal limits, but above health guidelines.

Alpha Particle Activity
Radium-266 and -288
Average Result
2.45 PPB
2.18 PCI/L
0.92 PCI/L
0.90 PCI/L
Health Limit

22 Contaminants found within health guidelines and legal limits.

Antimony (total)
Arsenic (total)
Barium (total)
Cadmium (total)
Chromium (total)
Dibromoacetic Acid
Dichloroacetic Acid
Monobromoacetic Acid
Monochloroacetic Acid
Nitrate and Nitrite
Selenium (total)
Thallium (total)
Total Haloacetic Acids
Total Trihalomethanes
Trichloroacetic Acid
Average Result
0.18 PPB
0.39 PPB
64.17 PPB
7.83 PPB
0.05 PPB
12.90 PPB
0.10 PPB
19.65 PPB
0.10 PPB
4.25 PPB
7.72 PPM
0.18 PPB
1.89 PPB
0.89 PPB
0.17 PPB
0.40 PPB
4.17 PPB
0.06 PPB
15.80 PPB
25.57 PPB
5.46 PPB
1.39 PPB
Health Limit

*As reported by the NY Times Toxic Water Report.

About Hanover Park

Hanover Park is a quaint village located in northwest IL near the Mississippi River. According to a 2013 census, Hanover is home to a predominately middle class community of roughly 38,500 people. A unique feature of the community is that it is home to the largest number of young residents among any city town or village in Chicago’s Northwest suburbs.

Hanover has a rich history that dates back to the mid 1800’s when it was officially incorporated and named, “Hanover”. The village was previously called Wapello, the name of an Indian Chief that presided in modern day Hanover. The rivers that flow through Hanover and the overall topography make it an ideal location for dams and mils.

Hannover lies within the Cook and DuPage counties and presently credits itself as a, “Kids at Hope” community. Hanover is populated by a diverse range of people with varying backgrounds and cultural history. Village President and Mayor Rodney Craig promote the village of Hanover as being a friendly community that provides its residents with convenience and reassurance by being fiscally responsible and openly transparent.

Another source of pride and notability for Hanover is being credited as the Mallard Capitol of the world. It is host to the world’s largest mallard duck hatchery, Whistling Wings, and is the main provider of ducks to research facilities, wildlife refuges, stores and restaurants.

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