BACOG Water Resources

Barrington Area Council of Governments (BACOG) encompasses a section of approximately 90 square miles northwest of Chicago. It includes the Villages of Barrington, Barrington Hills, Deer Park, Lake Barrington, North Barrington, South Barrington, and Tower Lakes. A number of characteristics, both human and physical, natural and manmade, make the area unique. These characteristics have combined to give local residents a strong sense of community, and sense of place, and have resulted in an ongoing area-wide planning program focused on maintaining the quality of the overall environment. 


Available to view on the BACOG website is a video entitled, “Our Groundwater: A presentation of the Barrington Area Council of Governments”.

Developed for the elementary school classrooms of Barrington School District 220. Topics include: the local shallow aquifer system, groundwater supply, water quality, public and private well systems, wastewater – sewer and septic, groundwater sustainability, and governmental and personal action to protect groundwater. (For students, parents and community residents.)

Thank you to BACOG’s  Water Resources Committee members for their help with this project.  The school district is currently implementing the video presentation and Skype with a scientist in the 4th grade classrooms.