Protecting our water and our residents

Imagine a full glass of water. That glass has a straw in it. Where ever you place the straw within the glass, you are still drinking from the same container of water. That glass/straw scenario is how a well relates to an aquifer.  Our Village has two aquifers, unfortunately the first aquifer has a surface water to ground water connection. What’s that mean?  That means: Whatever goes into a storm drain, a pond, or a ditch will eventually make...

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Intergovernmental Agreement: Wauconda and Port Barrington working together…….

The Village of Port Barrington and the Village of Wauconda have teamed up to answer resident complaints in code enforcement.  Resident complaints regarding overnight parking, unleashed dogs, yard maintenance and other ordinance violations have been addressed with the intergovernmental agreement between Port Barrington and Wauconda. The agreement is two-fold:  First, it will provide a Code Enforcement Officer or Uniformed Officer from the...

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Free Online Training for Private Well Owners

Through its partnership with the Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS), BACOG is pleased to promote a new nationwide training initiative offered by the ISWS called the Private Well Class.  This is a free online course that helps homeowners understand and care for their water well.  The program combines a 10-part online class with live, interactive seminar events in which the material will be reinforced and questions answered.  Please visit The...

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