This clinic is FULL.  Please contact nancyb63@vt.edu to be put on our waiting list.

Virginia Cooperative Extension Provides Affordable Water Testing and Interpretation for Wells and Springs of 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 and instructions at the Albemarle County Office Building (1600 5th Street).  Curbside kit pickup will occur on Monday, May 13, 2024, 4:00pm – 6:00pm.
  2. Collect samples on designated date and drop off at the Albemarle County Office Building (1600 5th Street).  Sample drop off will occur on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, 7:30am – 9:00am.
  3. Samples are analyzed at Virginia Tech.  Results will be emailed or mailed approximately 30 days after drop off.  An online presentation link will also be provided to help you understand your results.

Kit pickup and drop off location: 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*: $70/sample kit.

Please pre-register by May 10, 2024 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@mail.ext.vt.edu.

Register with a Check

This system is designed to process credit card payments only.  If you wish to pay by check, please complete the registration form found here, and following the mailing instructions provided.  Checks should be made payable to Treasurer of Virginia Tech.  There is a $50 return check fee.  Your registration is not complete until payment is received and processed. 

Please note: Kits may sell out before your check is received, so online credit card payment is recommended for this program.


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: This clinic is Sold Out  
REFUND POLICY: Any refunds must be requested by Friday, May 10, 2024 at 12:00pm by calling the VCE Office at 434-872-4580.  All refunds will incur a $5.00 processing fee.  Refunds can take 6 - 8 weeks to process.

For more information about the program, 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 Nancy Bishop, VCE-Albemarle/Charlottesville at (434-872-4580/TDD*) during business hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to discuss accommodations at least 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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