What’s In Your Water? Do you have a well, spring, or cistern?

Learn about your water quality through affordable, confidential testing and become empowered to make decisions about system maintenance and water treatment!  The goal of the Virginia Household Water Quality Program is to improve the water quality and health of Virginians with private water supplies, including wells, springs and cisterns.

How does it work?

  1. Pick up your sample kit at the Fairfax County VCE Office.  Kit pickup will occur on Monday, September 12, 2022, 4:00pm - 7:00pm OR Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 7:00am - 10:00am.
  2. Collect samples on designated date and drop off at the Fairfax County VCE Office.  Sample drop off will occur on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 6:00am – 9:30am ONLY.
  3. Samples are analyzed at Virginia Tech. Results will be emailed or mailed by October 19th.  A Zoom interpretation meeting will occur on October 19th at 7:00pm.

VCE Fairfax Location:

12011 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035-1111

Testing includes:











Total Dissolved Solids


Coliform bacteria

E. coli bacteria



*Cost: $65 per sample kit. Please pre-register by Sept 2nd at 4:30pm

Space is limited! Register early!

*A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. For more information, please contact the Fairfax County VCE Office at 703-324-5369.    

All participant information is kept strictly confidential.


Register Online with a Credit Card

Click on the appropriate Add to Cart button on this page, and follow the on-screen prompts to complete your registration. If you have any trouble with registration, please contact our helpline by email at vceprograms@vt.edu.


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 2, 2022 at 4:30pm
REFUND POLICY: Refunds are available until August 26, 2022 at 4:30pm.  Any refunds issued will incur a $5 processing fee.

For more information about this program, please contact the Fairfax County Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension at 703-324-5369.  You can also visit http://www.wellwater.bse.vt.edu/.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Leann Lindsey at (703) 324-5369 during business hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.  *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.


Thank you for your interest in this course. Unfortunately, the course you have selected is currently not open for enrollment.  This page will be updated if additional sections of this course are offered.


Required fields are indicated by .