Virginia Cooperative Extension is providing this water quality clinic for households in Albemarle County, the City of Charlottesville and the surrounding counties

Do you have a well, spring or cistern?

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?

  1. Pick up your sample kit at the Albemarle County Extension office.  Kit pickup will occur on Monday, May 2, 2022, 8:00am – 10:00am OR 4:00pm – 6:00pm.
  2. Collect samples on designated date and drop off at the Albemarle County Extension Office.  Sample drop off will occur on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 7:30am – 9:00am.
  3. Samples are analyzed at Virginia Tech.  Results will be emailed or mailed approximately 4-5 weeks after drop off.  A presentation link will be provided via email.  If you do not have an email address, we will mail your results and will be available by phone to answer your questions.

VCE Albemarle County location: Front Circle - Albemarle County Office Building 1600 5th Street Ext., Charlottesville, VA 22902


All participant information is kept strictly confidential.

Testing includes:



Coliform bacteria





E. coli bacteria





Total Dissolved Solids



COST: $60/sample kit.

Please pre-register by April 29, 2022 at noon, as space is limited (2 ways to register – see below).

*A limited number of need-based scholarships are available.  For more information, please contact Nancy Bishop at nancyb63@vt.edu or 434-872-4580.


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 wish to pay by check, please mail the registration form (found on our flyer) along with a check payable to TREASURER OF VIRGINIA TECH for $60 per sample kit.  Mail to: Virginia Cooperative Extension-Albemarle, 460 Stagecoach Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902.  Space is limited so please register early!  Registration form and fee must be received to reserve your space in the clinic.  There is a $50 return check fee.  Your registration is not complete until payment is received. 


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 29, 2022 at 12:00pm (noon)
REFUND POLICY: Any refunds must be requested by Friday, April 29, 2022 at 12:00pm by calling the VCE Office at 434-872-4580. 

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 Nancy Bishop at (434-872-4580/TDD*) during business hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to discuss accommodations at least 5 days prior to the event. *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.


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