- Your Local Water
Most residences of the Village of Kildeer get drinking water from private wells on their property. The EPA has the authority to inspect and regulate public water systems. It doesn’t have the authority to test private well water
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 Kildeer 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.
Most residences of the Village of Kildeer get drinking water from private wells on their property. The EPA has the authority to inspect and regulate public water systems. It doesn't have the authority to test private well water. These wells account for the drinking water of nearly 15% of Americans. While abundant, unmetered water may seem like a blessing, it could be negatively affecting you and your family’s health.
The construction and continued maintenance are the most important factors that determine the quality of a well’s water supply. It is very important that a well not be located near potential sources of contamination like septic tanks, livestock yards, petroleum tanks, or manure storage. Common lawn care products, pesticides, fertilizers, and other chemicals can leach into the water supply. Minimize the use of these products near wells. Wells on a property should also be located so that rainwater flows away from and does not pool near it. Rainwater runoff can deposit a variety of harmful chemicals and bacteria into the water supply.
As mentioned, governmental testing of private wells does not happen so there is no data the water quality of Kildeer. However inferences can be made by looking at the water quality of nearby towns:
It is difficult to know exactly what contaminants may be in the water supply, but looking at the results from nearby Countryside Lake can give us an idea of the Water Quality in Kildeer.
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.
*As reported by the NY Times Toxic Water Report.
Common contaminants in wells are coliform bacteria, nitrates, arsenic, radon, radium, VOCs, lead and copper. The Center for Disease control states, “The presence of contaminants in water can lead to health issues, including gastrointestinal illness, reproductive problems, and neurological disorders. Infants, young children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people whose immune systems are compromised because of AIDS, chemotherapy, or transplant medications, may be especially susceptible to illness from some contaminants.”
It is important to test your well regularly to ensure safe drinking water for you and your family. Some indicators of the health of your well include total coliforms, fecal coliforms (E.Coli), and pH levels. Angel Water does Well Water Testing in Lake County! Let one of our certified water technicians come out and test the quality of your drinking water.
The EPA recommends: "Well owners should test their water annually for total coliform, nitrates, total dissolved solids, pH and any other suspected contaminants.” - Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
Village of Kildeer (21911 Quentin Rd, Kildeer, Illinois 60047) – 1 Violation
The Village of Kildeer is located just 29 miles north of Chicago, and it is a small community filled with ponds, lakes, and wooded areas. The nearly 4,000 residents live in custom homes in 25 different subdivisions that are all located in rural settings. Residents choose to live in Kildeer because of the friendly neighbors and the natural surroundings. Children can get their education from three high-scoring school districts or local parochial schools.
The Shops at Kildeer, Quentin Marketplace, and Kildeer Marketplace offer the convenience of many popular merchants and restaurants for residents and tourists to choose from. The police, building, and finance departments keep the village safe, clean, beautiful, and profitable. The Village of Kildeer is run by a President and Board, along with several committees, who make the decisions that preserve the country nature of the village while continuing to allow for change and growth.
Since Kildeer is located close to downtown Chicago, people are able to live a small town life while commuting to a job in the city. This village offers less municipal services than some of the surrounding communities because it chooses to keep open space and allow people to live self-sufficiently like its founders did.
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!