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Beaver Valley Road Area

Groundwater Investigation

Boone County, Illinois

In 1999, a resident in a subdivision at the crossroads of Beaver Valley Road and Squaw Prairie Road had his well water tested for the presence of chemicals, and the laboratory found low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs are from a family of chemicals commonly found in solvents (degreasers) that have wide commercial and industrial use, such as metals fabrication, auto repair, dry cleaning and printing. The affected well is in a residential area northwest of Belvidere in Boone County and is not near any commercial or industrial development.