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posted: 4/23/2013 7:05 PM

Health concerns rise over Lisle well water

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The DuPage County Health Department is urging Lisle residents with private wells who live in areas affected by recent flooding to have their wells disinfected and then tested to ensure the water is safe for drinking and cooking, officials said late Tuesday afternoon.

The recommendation came after the health department conducted preliminary tests on private wells in the village and found some water was contaminated with bacteria as an apparent result of the recent floods.

Lisle officials said health department staff members will be in town this week distributing water sample bottles and instructions for well disinfection to homeowners. Water samples can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. weekdays at the health department's central office at 111 N. County Farm Road in Wheaton.

Health department staff also will set up a testing station in the village hall parking lot at 925 Burlington Ave. to accept water samples from 7 to 9 a.m. weekdays from April 26 through May 10.

Health department officials said wells were tested in parts of the county. So far, contaminated wells haven't been found in those other areas.

For details, contact the health department at (630) 221-7500.

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