This program has SOLD OUT.  If you would like to be placed on a wait list to be contacted if more kits become available or when the Spring 2023 program registration opens, please click this link - https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/UeGwT6J

Do you have a well, spring, or cistern?

Did you know it is your responsibility to test your water to ensure it is safe to drink for your family?

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 interpret water test results, and provide information about addressing problems.

How does it work?

  1. Pick up your sample kit at the Loudoun Extension office. We will be offering pick up at our office located at 750 Miller Drive SE, Suite F3, Leesburg, VA 20175: Monday, 10/17/22, 8:30am - 5:00pm
  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, 10/19/22, 7:00am – 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:



Coliform bacteria





E. coli bacteria





Total Dissolved Solids



Cost: $65/sample kit (comparable analysis at a private commercial lab would cost more than $300).  

Please pre-register by October 14, 2022, 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


Preferred Method – 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

Register with a Check

This system is designed to process credit card payments only.  If you would like to pay by check, please contact Stuart Vermaak (svermaak@vt.edu or 703-771-5838) to ensure the program has not already sold out.  


REFUND POLICY: No refunds will be given after 10/7/22.  Any refunds issued will incur a $5 processing fee.  

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


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.


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