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Description

Do you have a well or spring? 

What’s in your water?

The Virginia Household Water Quality Program aims to improve the water quality and health of Virginians with wells, springs and cisterns. We provide affordable water testing, help interpreting their water test results, and information about addressing problems.

How does it work?

  1. Pick up your sample kit at the local Extension office with physical distancing measures. We will be offering pick up at our office located at 750 Miller Drive SE, Suite F3, Leesburg, VA 20175: Monday, 10/18/21, 8:30am - 5:30pm
  2. Collect samples and drop off at our office located at 750 Miller Drive SE, Suite F3, Leesburg, VA 20175 (drive-thru drop off): Wednesday, 10/20/21, 7:30am – 10:00am ONLY  
  3. Samples are analyzed at Virginia Tech.  Receive your confidential results, an explanation of what they mean, and information about addressing any problems via email about 6 weeks after the sample drop off. 

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 (comparable analysis at a private commercial lab would cost more than $300).  

Please pre-register by October 15, 2021, as space is limited.


* 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 (svermaak@vt.edu).

All participant information is kept strictly confidential

WAYS TO REGISTER

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 by email at vceprograms@vt.edu

REGISTER BY MAIL**: If you would like to pay by check, please mail your check along with your full name, email address, phone number and mailing address to:  750 Miller Dr. SE, Suite F3, Leesburg VA 20175. Please make checks payable to 'Treasurer, Virginia Tech'.  Please note there is a $50 returned check fee and we are only accepting checks via mail.

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

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 15, 2021
REFUND POLICY: No refunds will be given after 10/8/21 for the October clinic.  Any refunds issued will incur a $5 processing fee.

Our Program Schedule:

October 2021

Date and Time

Location

Pick up sample kit and receive directions to collect samples

Monday, Oct 18, 2021

8:30 am - 5:30 pm

 

VCE Office – Loudoun County

750 Miller Drive SE, Suite F3 Leesburg VA 20175

Drop off samples

Drive-thru drop off

Wednesday, Oct 20, 2021

7:30 am - 10:00am

 

VCE Office – Loudoun County

750 Miller Drive SE, Suite F3 Leesburg VA 20175

Results will be mailed or emailed

Late November 2021

Result details will be emailed (or mailed) about 6 weeks after your samples are dropped off 

Notes

For more information about this program, please contact Stuart Vermaak, Loudoun County Extension Office, at svermaak@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 Stuart Vermaak, Loudoun County Extension Office, at 703-771-5838/TDD* during business hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event.  *TDD number is (800) 828-1120

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Section Title
2021 Loudoun County Virginia Household Water Quality Program
Section Schedule
Date and Time TBA
Location
  • VCE- Loudoun
Fee(s)
Well Water Testing Clinic non-credit $60.00
Section Notes
This is the clinic that starts on October 18, 2021.
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