News and Information:

FREE WATER SAMPLE ANALASIS

If you are currently or were experiencing any one of the following flood scenarios with your well you are eligible to receive a Free water sample analysis (coliform/nitrate screen):

1. If your well is currently submerged under flood waters. You should wait for flood waters to recede before collecting a water sample. First flush the well and plumbing by running a hose (not to septic system) for an hour or more until clear. Then the well and plumbing should be disinfected by a licensed well contractor prior to water sample collection.

2. If your well is not submerged, you should flush the well and plumbing by running a hose (not to septic system) for an hour or more until clear. Then collect a water sample.

3. If you are unsure the well was submerged, first flush the well and plumbing by running a hose (not to septic system) for an hour or more until clear. Then collect a water sample.

As a precaution do not drink or cook with your well water until you have lab analysis confirming no detects for total coliform bacteria or E. coli. You should assume your well water is contaminated if any one of these above conditions exist. You can use retail bottled water for cooking and drinking needs in the meantime. If the initial water sample is unsatisfactory we will allow one free retest for total coliform. If there are any questions, please contact the Lake County Health Department at 847-377-8020.


New Ordinances include:

  • Keeping of Bees and Chickens. The Village Board recently passed an Ordinance regarding the residential keeping of Bees and Chickens. The ordinance in its entirety can be found here. If you have additional questions, please contact Building and Zoning Officer Kelly Rafferty at 847-381-6000, ext. 14
  • Rental Properties. The Village Board recently passed an Ordinance regarding Short Term Rentals.
    1. Rental by the preceding owner following sale to a new owner.
    2. Rental of a different home by a resident of the Village following the sale of such resident’s home.
    3. Rental for a period of less than 93 days where the owner receives from the Village Administrator a permit upon payment of a fee of fifty dollars ($50.00) and upon providing to the Village Administrator evidence reasonably satisfactory to the Village Administrator that the primary purpose of the rental is other than the holding of one or more parties or other gatherings of more than ten (10) persons. Upon any rental the property owner shall remain responsible for compliance with all applicable provisions of the Village Code.
    The ordinance in its entirety can be found here. If you have additional questions, please contact Building and Zoning Officer Kelly Rafferty at 847-381-6000, ext. 14

  • Shoe Recycling at the Village Hall!
    We now collect and recycle unwearable athletic shoes at our Village Hall. We also collect other styles of used — but wearable — shoes and boots and donate them to charity. For more information, contact the Village Hall, 847-381-6000.
  • Food Scrap Recycling click on the link for more information http://www.prairielanddisposal.com/recycling/#food... or you may contact Prairieland Disposal at 847-381-9300 to subscribe.

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