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Do you have a well, spring or cistern? Do you want to learn more about the quality of your water?

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?

May 2021 Clinic:

  1. Pick up your sample kit at the local Extension office with physical distancing measures or request to receive it by mail. We will be offering a drive-through pick up at the Brambleton Center between 4:00 pm and 6:30 pm on Monday, 5/17/2021.
  2. Collect samples on Wednesday, 5/19/2021 and drop off locally at the Brambleton Center (drive through drop off) between 7:30 am and 9:00 am.
  3. Samples are analyzed at Virginia Tech.  You will receive your confidential results via email in late June.  The results will include an explanation of what the results mean, and information about addressing any problems.  A recorded video presentation will be available to help you understand your results.

August 2021 Clinic:

  1. Pick up your sample kit at the local Extension office with physical distancing measures or request to receive it by mail. We will be offering a drive-through pick up at the Brambleton Center between 4:00 pm and 6:30 pm on Monday, 8/16/2021.
  2. Collect samples on Wednesday, 8/18/2021 and drop off locally at the Brambleton Center (drive through drop off) between 7:30 am and 9:00 am.
  3. Samples are analyzed at Virginia Tech.  You will receive your confidential results via email in late September.  The results will include an explanation of what the results mean, and information about addressing any problems.  A recorded video presentation will be available to help you understand your results.

The VCE Office (Brambleton Center) is located at 3738 Brambleton Avenue, Roanoke 24018

Testing includes:

Iron

Manganese

Coliform bacteria

Arsenic

Sulfate

Sodium

Copper

E. coli bacteria

Lead

Nitrate

Fluoride

Hardness

Total Dissolved Solids

pH

 

Cost: $60/sample kit* - includes sample analysis cost to test for selected chemical and bacteriological constituents –a $300 value.  Please pre-register by May 14, 2021 or August 13, 2021 as space is limited (3 ways to register – see below).   

 *Please note that financial support is available for individuals/families who may need assistance covering this cost. Please contact us directly if you are interested in a need-based scholarship (540-772-7524 or mskimb8@vt.edu).

WAYS TO REGISTER

PREFERRED METHOD FOR CONTACTLESS PAYMENT

REGISTER ONLINE WITH A CREDIT CARD: Click on Register Now on the right side of this page.  If you have any trouble with registration, please contact our helpline at 540-231-3131 or by email at vceprograms@vt.edu

OTHER OPTIONS

REGISTER IN PERSON**: Cash or check payments accepted Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm at the VCE office located at 3738 Brambleton Avenue, SW, Roanoke, VA  24018.  Be sure to make checks payable to Treasurer of Virginia Tech.  Please note there is a $50 returned check fee.

REGISTER BY MAIL**: Please complete the form at the bottom of our flyer and follow the listed mailing instructions.  The flyer for the May 2021 clinic can be found here: 2021 Roanoke/Salem Water Quality May Clinic.  The flyer for the August 2021 clinic can be found here: 2021 Roanoke/Salem Water Quality August Clinic.  Be sure to make checks payable to Treasurer of Virginia Tech.  Please note there is a $50 returned check fee.

**Your registration is not complete until payment has been received. 


PROGRAM SCHEDULE

We are offering two clinic this year!!  Clinics will be held in May and August 2021.  Please see details below:

May 2021

Date and Time

Location

Pick up sample kit and receive directions to collect samples

Monday, May 17

4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

 

VCE Office – Brambleton Center

Parking Lot Pick Up

3738 Brambleton Avenue, Roanoke, 24018

Drop off samples

Wednesday, May 19

7:30 am - 9:00am

 

VCE Office – Brambleton Center

Parking Lot Drop Off 

3738 Brambleton Avenue, Roanoke, 24018

Results will be mailed or emailed

Late June 2021

Presentation link will be provided via email.  If you do not have an email address, we will mail your results and are available by phone to answer your questions. 

 

August 2021

Date and Time

Location

Pick up sample kit and receive directions to collect samples

Monday, August 16

4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

 

VCE Office – Brambleton Center

Parking Lot Pick Up

3738 Brambleton Avenue, Roanoke, 24018

Drop off samples

Wednesday, August 18

7:30 am - 9:00am

 

VCE Office – Brambleton Center

Parking Lot Drop Off 

3738 Brambleton Avenue, Roanoke, 24018

Results will be mailed or emailed

Late September 2021

Presentation link will be provided via email.  If you do not have an email address, we will mail your results and are available by phone to answer your questions.  

 

Notes

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: May 14, 2021 or August 13, 2021
REFUND POLICY: Please note that we are unable to offer refunds if you decide that you cannot participate.

For more information about this program, please contact Kim Butterfield at 540-772-7524 or mskimb8@vt.edu.  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 Kim Butterfield at 540-772-7524* during business hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event. *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.

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Section Title
2021 Roanoke/Salem Virginia Household Water Quality Program
Section Schedule
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Location
  • VCE - Roanoke County/Roanoke & Salem
  • Email
Fee(s)
Well Water Testing Clinic non-credit $60.00
Section Notes
This is the clinic that starts August 16, 2021.  
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