Water Testing Program
This program makes nitrate, metal and volatile organic chemical testing more cost effective because sample are sent simultaneously to be tested.  Tests kits are purchased during a two week period.  The water samples are taken on a designated date and returned to the District.  Samples are shipped to the lab as a group.  Results are sent directly to participants and are confidential. 
 
Wells & Septic
Our county health departments provide educational information and services for permitting and inspection of private wells and septic systems.   

Follow these links to their Websites for further information:  

DuPage County Health Department     Kane County Health Department
 
Well Sealing
Funding/Cost-Share Opportunity  
The Illinois Dept. of Agriculture has limited funding available through the Conservation 2000 program which will be administered by the Soil & Water Conservation Districts in the county where the well is located.  This is a cost-share program which would pay $400 or 60% of the actual cost, whichever is less.  Any individual who currently owns or manages an unsealed abandoned well within Illinois is eligible for the cost-share assistance to properly seal the well.  This cost-share program will cover only the actual sealing of the well.  Permit fees, inspection fees, or other fees will not be covered under this program and will be at your expense.     

An application form must be submitted to KDSWCD office.
Call for deadline dates. 
The following form must be completed:    Well Sealing Form    

Wells are not to be sealed prior to sending in the application form.   
Once the application is approved by the Board, Applicants will be  notified to proceed with sealing the well.
 
Abandoned Wells in Illinois
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources website provides information about abandoned wells.  The site includes information on:
What Is An Abandoned Well?, Abandoned Wells As Safety Hazards, Abandoned Wells as Routes of Contamination, Ten Good Reasons to Seal Wells, Types of Wells, Legal Requirements, Success Story, Sealing Abandoned Wells and the newsletter "Groundwater Gazette".    

Link to Site         Link to EPA Information
PRIVATE WELL WATER
TESTING PROGRAM
Offered each February
February 2017 Dates:
 1. Purchase Water Test Kits     At SWCD Office
    2315 Dean St., St. Charles
                    OR
   Kane County Farm Bureau
   2N710 Randall Rd., St. Charles
February 13 through 24, 2017    Note: offices will be closed on   
   February 20th in observance of
   Presidents Day


2. Collect Water Sample               Sunday, February 26, 2017

3. Return Water Samples     Monday, February 27, 2017
Results are mailed to you
in 4-6 weeks.
All results are confidential!
Kits are:
Nitrates  $45
Pesticides  $80
Metals   $95

VOCs - Volatile Organic Chemicals Testing
is NOT available


CLICK HERE for more
information about the kits
Note:  Kane County Farm Bureau is able
to accept credit cards
 
IEPA Well Water Page
 
Kane-DuPage Soil & Water Conservation District
2315 Dean Street, Suite 100, St. Charles, Illinois 60175
630/584-7960, Ext. 3