In the private water supply system program, our Environmental Health staff conduct new water supply inspections in accordance with the Illinois Water Well Construction Code, the Illinois Pump Installation Code, and the Illinois Drinking Water Systems Code. This is accomplished through the inspection of the system and collection of a water sample which is sent in to the state health department lab for laboratory analysis and interpretation of the results. Our trained staff also inspect and collect water supply samples for analysis from non-community and existing private water supply wells.
Planning to drill a well for your new home or business?
It is important that you contact the Environmental Health staff to apply for a water well permit. Our staff will also conduct an inspection of your well once it is completed. As with some of our other programs, our office is also responsible for carrying out enforcement activities in regard to non-community water supplies.