What's Wrong With Your Water?

Water in Kildeer, IL

Has the Following Known Issues:

City 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
Well Water

Don’t Know?

The EPA states you should test your own water from your well

Orange Staining

IRON – Organic and found naturally occurring in the earth’s crust

Foul Odor

IRON BACTERIA – Causes rotten egg smell and can change the taste of your water and cause dry itchy skin


Kildeer, IL Water Information

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.

Water in Kildeer, Illinois

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.

killdeer-town-water-constructionThe 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.

2 Contaminants 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.

Combined Radium and Radium-228 over the legal limit2 Contaminants below legal limits, but above health guidelines.

Alpha Particle activity and Radium-226 above health guidelines15 contaminants found within health guidelines and legal limits.

15 contaminants including Aluminum, Barium, Chloroform, Lead, Phosphorus, haloacetic acids, trihalomethanes and dichloroacetic acids

*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

Local Water Polluters near Kildeer, IL

Village of Kildeer (21911 Quentin Rd, Kildeer, Illinois 60047) – 1 Violation

  • 2008 – Permit Violation
  • 2014 – Multiple Effluent Violations MOUNT SAINT JOSEPH SHELTER CARE HOME

About Kildeer, IllinoisMap of Vilage of Kildeer

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.

Top Issues in Village of Kildeer Water:

Coliform in Water


What is Coliform?

  • Coliforms are bacteria that are always present in the digestive tracts of animals, including humans, and are found in their wastes. They are also found in plant and soil material.

Are Coliform Bacteria Harmful?

  • Most coliform bacteria do not cause disease. However, some rare strains of E. coli, particularly the strain 0157:H7, can cause serious illness. Recent outbreaks of disease caused by E. coli 0157:H7 have generated much public concern about this organism. E. coli 0157:H7 has been found in cattle, chickens, pigs, and sheep. Most of the reported human cases have been due to eating under cooked hamburger. Cases of E. coli 0157:H7 caused by contaminated drinking water supplies are rare.

Website: http://www.villageofkildeer.com/
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kildeer,_Illinois
The New York Times: http://projects.nytimes.com/toxic-waters/

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