As part of Virginia Tech's response to COVID-19, this program has been rescheduled to October.    Please see details below.  If you previously registered for this program, and have not cancelled, you are still registered. 

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 near the local Extension office with physical distancing measures.
  2. Collect samples on designated date and drop off locally (physical distancing measures will be in place and masks are required).
  3. Samples are analyzed at Virginia Tech.  Receive your confidential results, an explanation of what they mean, and information about addressing any problems via mail or email. A live video or recorded video presentation will be available to help you understand your results.

Testing includes:



Coliform bacteria





E. coli bacteria





Total Dissolved Solids



COST: $60/sample kit.

Please pre-register by October 9, 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.




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.



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.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 9, 2020 at 12:00 pm (noon)  Enrollment – Full as of 10/1/20

REFUND POLICY: Any refunds must be requested before October 12, 2020 by calling the VCE Office at 434-872-4580. 

For more information about the program, visit http://www.wellwater.bse.vt.edu/






Pick up sample kit and receive directions to collect samples

Monday, October 12

8-10 am or 4-6 pm

Front Parking Circle @ Albemarle County Office Building at 1600 5th Street Ext


Drop off samples

Wednesday, October 14

7:30 – 9:30 am

Front Parking Circle @ Albemarle County Office Building at 1600 5th Street Ext


Results will be emailed or mailed

Presentation link will be provided via email on or before November 19. If you do not have an email address, we will mail your results and are available by phone to answer your questions.



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.


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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