- Your Local Water
High levels of radium have shown an increased incidence of bone, liver, and breast cancer
Competes with calcium absorption
Exposure to high levels can result in impaired bone growth in children
Can cause nausea & skin irritation
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.
Lake Zurich’s water comes from ground water, including streams, lakes, rivers, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. Ground water is the water that fills cracks and other openings in beds of rocks and sand. Each drop of rain that soaks into the soils moves downward to the water table, which is the water level in the groundwater reservoir.
Lake Zurich uses groundwater provided by six wells drilled into the St Peter, Galesville Sandstone portion of the Cambrian-Ordovician Aquifer. All six wells are located within the city. Water is pumped from each well based on a rotational duty cycle and demand. A home’s water is typically a blend from multiple wells.
Click on each pollution source to see from which source contaminants come.
Runoff and Sprawl
Water contaminants may come from more than one source.
Lake Zurich is located in Lake County, IL. As of 2010, the village had a population of 19,631, an increase of 1,527 from the 2000 census. The village occupies a total of 7.18 square miles. It is considered a "family" town as well as being mentioned by U.S. News as one of the most affordable communities in which to live in the United States.
Settled in the 1830s and incorporated in 1896, Lake Zurich was primarily a farming community, not uncommon for this area at the time. While the railroad was introduced to this area early in the 20th century, it was not nearly as important as modern roads, which would turn the area into a popular summer resort destination. As the 21st century approached, housing developments were built and the local population would boom.
In modern times, the area has seen its share of legal controversy. A "landmark" case took place in 1988 (Beacham v. Lake Zurich Property Owners Association). This case dealt primarily with landowner rights to "recreate" on all surface waters of Lake Zurich.
A highway bypass project was also mired in controversy. The new 4-lane bypass construction was tied to the dumping of silt-laden water into Lake Zurich. This garnered attention from both federal and state authorities.
More recently, and in a more positive light, a Pavement Management Plan was been completed. The project is meant to improve and maintain the streets throughout the village (as of this writing, only 54 percent of the village streets are rated as good or better).
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!