As part of Virginia Tech's response to COVID-19, this program has been postponed.  We will update this site when plans for rescheduling this program have been finalized.  For anyone who is already registered, we will be in touch with you soon about rescheduling.  

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?

Participants attend a short Kickoff Meeting, where they receive a sampling kit and information about how to collect water samples. Participants collect samples on a designated day and time and drop off at the sample collection point. Water is analyzed on the Virginia Tech campus for 14 water quality parameters. Once analysis is complete, results are returned at a final meeting, water test results are explained, along with information about how to deal with any problems. If you are unable to attend the interpretation meeting, results will be mailed to you.

Our Schedule:

1. The Kickoff Meeting: We are offering 3 options for this on March 17th or March 23rd.  See details of the places and times in the outline below. 

2. The Sample Drop Off: March 25th 7:30 am – 10:30 am.  See details of the places and times in the outline below. 

3. The Results Interpretation Meeting: Tuesday, April 21st or Wednesday, April 22nd.  See details of the places and times in the outline below.

Testing includes:



Coliform bacteria





E. coli bacteria





Total Dissolved Solids






Cost: $60/sample kit. Please pre-register by March 24, 2020 as space is limited (2 ways to register – see below).

All participant information is kept strictly confidential


REGISTER IN PERSON**: Checks and cash also accepted when you pick up your kit.  Please complete the following form to let us know that you will be paying in person: Montgomery County VAHWQP Cash/Check Request.  Be sure to make checks payable to Treasurer of Virginia Tech.

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

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.



REFUND POLICY: No refunds will be given after March 24, 2020.  Any refunds issued will incur a $5 processing fee.

OUTLINE - You will select your times and locations during checkout.


Virginia Tech Campus: Daytime, Business Hours

(parking pass required)

HABB1 Building*

Virginia Tech Campus:

Evening, After Hours

(NO parking pass required)

HABB1 Building*


Mont Co Govt Building

755 Roanoke Street

Kickoff Meeting

Monday, March 23rd

12:00 PM (noon) to 1:00 PM

HABB1 Room 108 (1st floor)

Monday, March 23rd

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

HABB1 Room 108 (1st floor)

Tuesday, March 17th

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Mont Co Govt Building

Drop Off Samples

Wednesday, March 25th 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM

HABB1 Building Outdoors at Washington Street

(Curbside drop-off temporary parking – NO pass required)

Wednesday, March 25th

7:30 am – 9:00 am

Mont Co Govt Building

Results Meeting

Wednesday, April 22nd

12:00 PM (noon) to 1:00 PM

HABB1 Room 108 (1st floor)

Tuesday, April 21st 

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

*HABB1 Room 108 (1st floor)

Wednesday, April 22nd

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Mont Co Govt Building

*HABB1 is the Human and Agricultural Biosciences Building 1, located at 1230 Washington St SW, at the corner of Duck Pond Drive and Washington Street.  The entrance to HABB1 Room 108 is at the back (north face) of the building.  Note: Parking passes are required from 8am to 5pm every day.  Please attend the evening session if you do not have a VT parking pass.


For more information about the program, 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 Erin Ling at 540-231-9058 during business hours of 9 a.m. and 5 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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