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well water affected by cow manure?

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From: Dorothy Robin
Woodstock, IL
We drink & use our well water for everything. There is a dairy farm up the hill from us. Are there possible problems with cow manure contaminating the ground water? Any special water tests we should do on our water?

Thank you very much, Dorothy

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From: Doris Kovalovsky
Office Support Associate
Lake/McHenry Unit
I would suggest that you contact the Soil & Water Conservation District for information on this subject. They can be reached at 815-338-0099 or at

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