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Do not drink or use the water from private wells that were in the flooded areas. Once the flood water has receded and the well head is not submerged, you will need to disinfect and test the well water to ensure it is safe.

Click here for guidance on how to disinfect your well.

Click here for guidance on how to collect and test your well water.

To test your water for bacteria, pick up a water sampling kit and submit the sample to the City of Rockford Environmental Laboratory for a free water sample analysis through May 3, 2019.

Pick-up a water sampling kit at:

The Winnebago County Health Department (WCHD)

                        555 North Court Street

                        Rockford, IL 61103

The City of Rockford Environmental Laboratory

1111 Cedar Street

Rockford, IL 61102

Drop off your water sampling at:

The City of Rockford Environmental Laboratory

1111 Cedar Street

Rockford, IL 61102

(WCHD does not accept water samples)

If you have questions, call WCHD at 815-720-4100.