For over a year, a small water level monitoring device has been measuring, logging, and broadcasting the most up-to-date groundwater level at 112 Algonquin Road in Barrington Hills. The device is installed in a low-pumping (small volumes and at relatively low rates) village well that supplies water to only the village hall and the surrounding irrigation system. A separate well is used for the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District station, also located at the village hall.
The monitoring well data is charted and can be viewed at different time intervals online: http://www.bacog.org/vbhwelllevel.html. Interestingly, viewers can clearly see the effect of the irrigation system (pumping from the same well between late July and early October) on the water levels – causing sharp and very temporary draw-downs typically between 10-20 feet.