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Do you know what's in your well water?

Public water supplies are tested daily for contaminants but most private water supplies, like wells, are rarely tested. Well owners are encouraged test their water regularly to detect and correct problems early. The Virginia Household Water Quality Program (VHWQP) tests water samples for iron, manganese, nitrate, lead, arsenic, fluoride, sulfate, pH, total dissolved solids, hardness, sodium, copper, total coliform bacteria and E.coli bacteria. All for the low cost of $65.

How does it work?

The Prince William Drinking Water Clinic has 4 parts:

  1. Watch Kick-Off Meeting PowerPoint & How to Collect Water Sample using these links: Kickoff Meeting PowerPoint and How to Collect Water Sample
  2. Kit Pickup- on Saturday, March 27th from 9:00am-12:00pm (noon) at the VCE Office, 8033 Ashton Ave, Manassas 20109. We will be offering a drive-through pick up (Please remain in your car, masks are required. Be on the lookout for VCE tent and signage)
  3. The Sample Drop Off on Wednesday, March 31st from 6:30am-10am ONLY at the VCE Office, 8033 Ashton Ave., Manassas 20109. (Physical distancing measures will be in place and masks are required). Be on the lookout for VCE tent and signage)
  4. Results Interpretation Meeting (Zoom) on Monday, May 10th, 7:00pm-9:00pm - there will be a live Zoom interpretation meeting which will explain the report, include a discussion, and answer questions on dealing with water problems.  Zoom link and details will be emailed to all registrants.

The number of kits is limited. Pre-payment is the only way to guarantee you will get a kit.

Testing includes:

Iron

Manganese

Coliform bacteria

Arsenic

Sulfate

Sodium

Copper

E. coli bacteria

Lead

Nitrate

Fluoride

Hardness

Total Dissolved Solids

pH

 

 Cost: $65/sample kit   

TO REGISTER

REGISTER ONLINE WITH CREDIT CARD: Click on Register Now on the right side of this page.  If you have any trouble with registration, please contact our help desk by email at vceprograms@vt.edu

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 22, 2021

PAYMENT METHOD: Online Card Payment Only

REFUND POLICY: No refunds will be issued for this program.

This year's brochure can be found here (use the back button on your browser to return to this page).

Outline

Pick up kit

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (noon), Saturday, March 27, 2021

Prince William Co VCE Office

8033 Ashton Avenue

Manassas, VA  20109

(Drive-thru parking lot pick up - please remain in your car, masks are required)

Be on the lookout for VCE tent and signage

Drop off samples

6:30 AM – 10:00 AM ONLY, Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Prince William Co VCE Office

8033 Ashton Avenue

Manassas, VA  20109

(Parking lot drop off - physical distancing

 measures will be in place and masks are required)

Be on the lookout for VCE tent and signage

Results

The results interpretation meeting will be via Zoom

Monday, May 10th, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Zoom link will be emailed to all registrants.

 

Notes

For more information about the program, please email master_gardener@pwcgov.org. You can also visit http://www.wellwater.bse.vt.edu/


If you are a person with a disability and require any auxiliary aids, services or other accommodations to participate in any of these workshops, please notify Virginia Cooperative Extension at 703-792-6285/TDD PC 1-800-828-1120.

 

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Section Title
2021 Prince William County Virginia Household Water Quality Program
Contact Hours
6.5
Location
  • VCE - Prince William Co
Fee(s)
Well Water Testing Clinic non-credit $65.00
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