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 to 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.

2024 Testing is available for the low cost of $70.

How does it work?

The Prince William Drinking Water Clinic has 3 parts:

  1. Attend a Kick-Off Meeting and Collect Testing Kit Materials.  During registration you will select from 3 Kick-Off options:

Option 1: In Person, Manassas: Jean McCoy Conference Room (Sudley Government Center, 7987 Ashton Ave, Manassas, VA 20109): Tuesday, March 19th 6:00pm - 7:00pm. 

Option 2*: Online, through Zoom: Wednesday, March 20th 11:00am - 12:00pm. If you choose this option, you must also register for the Zoom meeting through this link: https://bit.ly/PWCVAHWQP

Option 3: In Person, Woodbridge: Board Chambers, McCoart Administration Building (1 County Complex Ct, Woodbridge, VA 22192): Saturday, March 23rd 10:00am - 11:00am.

*Please Note: Test kits for Option 2 (Zoom meeting) must be picked up at VCE-PW Office (8033 Ashton Ave., Suite 105, Manassas, VA 20109): March 21st - 22nd or March 25th - 26th, 9:00am - 4:00pm 

  1. The Sample Drop Off: Wednesday, March 27th from 6:00am - 10:00am ONLY at the VCE-PW Office, 8033 Ashton Ave., Suite 105, Manassas 20109.
  2. Results Interpretation Meeting through (Zoom) on Tuesday, May 7th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm.  There will be a live Zoom interpretation meeting to explain the report, include a discussion, and answer questions. 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.

All participant information is kept strictly confidential

Testing includes:



Coliform bacteria





E. coli bacteria





Total Dissolved Solids



 Cost: $70/sample kit   


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.


PAYMENT METHOD: Online Card Payment Only
REFUND POLICY: Refunds will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  No refunds for this program will be issued after March 19th.  All refunds will incur a $5 processing fee.  

For more information about the program, please email mastergardener@pwcgov.org or call 703-792-7747.  You may also want to 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 Christina Hastings, Virginia Cooperative Extension-Prince William at 703-792-6285/TDD* during business hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event. *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.


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