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As the Rock River continues to rise and the threat of significant flooding persists, the Lee County Health Department would like to remind home owners of two ways to lessen the potential impact.

 

Attention should be given to your well to ensure a safe water supply. In the event of flooding, should your well become submerged or your well pit floods, please contact the Lee County Health Department. In either event, this department does not recommend drinking your well water until your well water is tested.

 

This department will begin testing of water wells (if flooding occurs) once the flood water has receded and there is no longer an opportunity for further flooding. This department would also recommend to homeowners served by private septic systems to conserve water at times when the ground water is high. This will aid in your septic system functioning properly and help prolong the life of your septic.

 

If you should have any questions regarding flooding of your well or general water quality questions please feel free to contact the Lee County Health Department at 815-284-3371 and ask for the Environmental Health Division. In the event no one is available at the time of your call please leave your name and number and a representative will return your call