- 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.
A portion of Long Grove’s water come from Countryside Lake Water Distribution System, located to the northwest of the village. This system has a total of four wells feeding into the system, with two of them being south of Midlothian Road. Three of the wells are shallow wells and are drilled about 200 feet deep to reach the limestone or sand/gravel below the ground. A fourth deep well was drilled at a depth of 800 feet to reach the sandstone aquifer below.
The Village of Long Grove has been in negotiations with Lake County, Illinois, and other governmental agencies for years to get water serviced from Lake Michigan. Part of the agreement will require that all existing wells be capped and all homes will then be metered for water. Pumping water from Lake Michigan is no easy task and normally cost taxpayers millions of dollars to complete. A project like this requires the cooperation of multiple municipalities and agencies to be successful. And just how safe is Lake Michigan Water???
*As reported by the NY Times Toxic Water Report.
Lake Michigan water is not unlike other water in Illinois, in that it contains levels above the recommended health limits for both Radium-226 and Radium-228. Small amounts of Radium a present throughout nature and we are constantly exposed to low amounts. However, prolonged external exposure to high levels of Radium can lead to various types of cancer, while drinking contaminated water can lead to lymphoma, bone cancer, and diseases that affect the formation of blood, like leukemia and aplastic anemia.
Village of Long Grove (Po Box 3110 Rfd, Long Grove, Illinois 60047) – 4 Violations
Alden Long Grove Rehab (Box 2308 Rfd, Long Grove, Illinois 60047) – 37 Violations
Menards (Il Rt 53 & Lake Cook Rd, Long Grove, Illinois 60047) – 9 Violations
Long Grove, Illinois is located just 35 miles northwest of Chicago. The Historic Business District boasts over 120 businesses that are open every day of the week to cater to visitors. Many people will come from many miles away to enjoy the feeling of preserved small town America. The village has strict decorating laws that ensure that all businesses follow regulations that keep signs, building size, and paint color within the turn-of-the-century theme. The unique shopping experience, which offers all of the luxuries of modern dining and merchandise, keeps people coming back year after year. The strawberry, chocolate, and apple festivals also attract a crowd. Long Grove is 18 square miles, but it only has a population of about 6,700 people. The town emphasizes open space residential development outside of its business district where there are million-dollar home communities. The Long Grove Park District is committed to protecting the natural environment around the village. Even though the town does not have all of the services that a big city can provide, it does have excellent schools, road maintenance, two fire districts, and a police presence provided by the Lake County Sheriff’s Department. Long Grove does not have a sewer system, and most residents and businesses have private wells. The local government keeps a close eye on all village business in order to keep the small town feel and preserve the safety of the residents.
A vast majority of Long Grove 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.
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!