About The Illinois State Water Survey

Public Service Laboratory

Illinois State Water Survey
2204 Griffith Drive
Champaign, Illinois 61820
kit requests: (217) 300-7420


Staff
:

Daniel Webb
Chris Lehmann
Monte Wilcoxon
Nichole Samson
Tanya Grandt
Rita Bargon
Nina Gartman
Angela Weddle
Kristina Freeman
Sybil Anderson
Tom Bergerhouse

 

 

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Among the Water Survey’s most important public services are the water analyses provided by the Chemistry and Technology section to citizens of Illinois who own private wells. The Public Service Laboratory (PSL) has a long history of testing well water samples and making recommendations for water problems of all kinds, whether they cause health or economic difficulties, or whether they’re simply a nuisance. The data generated by the testing becomes a part of the Survey’s record of groundwater quality throughout the state. Where lead (Pb) may be a concern (older homes, especially if lead pipes or solder present), the laboratory can provide additional testing (on unflushed and flushed samples). This lead testing is available to all homeowners in the state (municipal or private well supplies).

Each year hundreds of Illinois residents turn to the Water Survey’s Chemistry and Technology section for help. A homeowner may bring a sample of wash water that has stained the laundry orange. A farmer may bring a sample of livestock water after noting a high death rate among his piglets. A doctor may submit a sample of the tap water to be used by a patient on a low-sodium diet.

Follow these links for answers to common questions you may have about your water.

 
  



Other Useful Links

 

Private Well Class

 

Arsenic-Specific Information

Lead-Specific Information

University of Illinois

Illinois Department of Public Health

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Bacteria-Specific Information

Mississippi State University Extension Service

Miscellaneous

Fun Water Pages

Illinois State Water Survey

2204 Griffith Dr., MC-674
Champaign, IL 61820-7463
217-244-5459
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