The objective of the Virginia Household Water Quality Program (VAHWQP) is to improve the water quality and health of Virginians using private water supplies. Initiated in 1989, VAHWQP drinking water clinics have been conducted in nearly every county across Virginia, and 40,000 samples have been analyzed and results confidentially returned to participants. The best part: your water test results are explained in a helpful meeting, where ways of preventing contamination and treating water quality problems are also addressed.
Drinking water clinics are organized by your local Extension Agent and Virginia Tech faculty in the Biological Systems Engineering Department. Participation is voluntary and anyone with a private water supply system (including wells, springs, and cisterns) may participate.
Clinics run from February - November each year, and are held in about 70 counties. Visit here for a description of clinics. For programs currently accepting online registrations, please see the list below. Contact your local Extension office to express interest in a clinic that is not listed. Please pre-register for all Drinking Water Clinics.