Do you have a well or spring in Montgomery County?

Do you wonder if your water is safe to drink?

The Virginia Household Water Quality Program offers affordable water testing and education to improve the water quality and health of Virginians who rely on wells and springs.  Our water testing includes bacteria, lead, arsenic, and 11 other contaminants that may cause health problems or make your water taste or smell bad.

Pick up your kit - Drop off your samples - Receive your results - Understand what to do

How does it work?

  1. Pick up your sample kit at the one of our available locations: Monday, May 20, 2024 - 4:00pm-6:00pm at HABB1 Building, 1230 Washington St. Virginia Tech OR Monday, May 20, 2024 8:30am – 6:00pm at the Montgomery Co. Government Center, Suite 1G, 755 Roanoke St., Christiansburg, VA  24073.
  2. Collect samples first thing in the morning, and drop off samples on the same day.  Sample drop off will occur on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 7:00am – 10:00am at both locations: HABB1 Building – 1230 Washington Street, Virginia Tech OR the Montgomery County Government Center, Suite 1G, 755 Roanoke Street, Christiansburg.
  3. Samples are analyzed at Virginia Tech.  Results will be mailed or emailed after June 24, 2024.  A presentation link will be provided via email.  We are available to answer questions and ensure you understand your results. 
More information about this program can be found on our flyer.

Testing includes:



Coliform bacteria





E. coli bacteria





Total Dissolved Solids



Cost*: $70 per sample kit.  Please pre-register by May 20th!  For more information about this program, please contact Meredith Hoggatt at (540)382-5790 or mhoggatt@vt.edu or Erin Ling at (540)231-9058 or ejling@vt.edu 

* $60.00 subsidies are available for residents in Montgomery County through funding from the Virginia Environmental Endowment’s Community Conservation Program.  If you are interested in a subsidy, please contact the Montgomery County Extension Office at 540-382-5790 to obtain a separate registration link!

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@mail.ext.vt.edu.

Register with Cash/Check

This system is designed to process credit card payments only.  If you wish to pay by cash or check, please call the Montgomery County VCE Office at 540-382-5790 or email Meredith Hoggatt at mhoggatt@vt.edu for registration and payment instructions.  There is a $50 return check fee.  Your registration is not complete until payment is received and processed. 


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: May 20, 2024 at 12:00pm (noon)
REFUND POLICY: No refunds will be given after May 22, 2024.  All refunds will incur a $5 processing fee.  Refunds can take 6 - 8 weeks to process.  

For more information about the program, please contact Meredith Hoggatt at (540)382-5790 or mhoggatt@vt.edu.  You can also visit https://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 Meredith Hoggatt at 540-382-5790 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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