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.  


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 or spring?

What’s in your water?

Drinking water clinics are held across the state to give people with private water systems access to affordable, confidential water testing, help interpreting their water test results, and information about possible treatment options. The goal of the Virginia Household Water Quality Program is to improve the water quality and health of Virginians with private water supplies.


How does it work?

Kickoff Meeting

Receive sample kits, an introduction to the program, and instructions.

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Memorial Day

Monday, May 25

5:30-6:30 pm

1600 5th Street Ext - Room A

Albemarle County Office Building on 5th Street Ext

Enter the main entrance. Room A is to the left of the lobby.

Sample Drop-off

Drop off your sample bottles at a convenient location –

We transport them to the lab.

Wednesday, May 27

7:30 – 9:00 am

Front Parking Circle @

Albemarle County Office Building on 5th Street Ext

Interpretation Meeting

Receive your confidential results along with information about taking care of your water system and dealing with any problems.

Monday, July 6

5:30 – 7:00 pm

1600 5th Street Ext - Room A

If you are unable to attend the interpretation meeting,

your results will automatically be mailed to you.


Testing includes:



Coliform bacteria





E. coli bacteria





Total Dissolved Solids







Water is analyzed on the Virginia Tech campus for 14 parameters.  Once the analysis is complete, results are returned at a final meeting on July 6 where the water test results are explained, along with information about how to deal with any problems.


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: May 22, 2020 at 12:00 pm (noon)

COST: $60/sample kit. Please pre-register by May 22, 2020 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.

All participant information is kept strictly confidential.



  1. REGISTER BY MAIL**: Complete the registration form found on our 2020 Drinking Water Clinic flyer, and mail it with your check.  Be sure to make checks payable to Treasurer of Virginia Tech. There is a $50 returned check fee.  **Your registration is not complete until payment has been received.
  2. 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.

Any refunds must be requested before May 25, 2020 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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