Virginia Cooperative Extension is providing this water quality clinic for residents in and around: Amherst County, Appomattox County, Bedford County, Campbell County, and the City of Lynchburg.

Do you have a well, spring, or cistern?

What’s in your water?

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 it works:

  1. Pick up your sample kit and receive collection instructions at one of our available locations.  Kit pickup will occur Monday, April 1, 2024 thru Monday, April 8, 2024.
  2. Collect samples on designated date and drop off at one of our available locations.  Sample drop off will occur on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, 7:30am - 9:00am
  3. Samples are analyzed at Virginia Tech.  You will receive your confidential results via email or mail approximately 6 weeks after drop off. An in person meeting or recorded video presentation will be available to help you understand your results.

Available Locations:

  • Amherst County Extension Office, 100 Goodwin Street, Amherst, VA 24521 (434-946-9365)
  • Appomattox County Extension Office, 177 Morton Lane, Appomattox, VA 24522 (434-352-8244)
  • Bedford County Extension Office, 1257 County Farm Road, Suite B, Bedford, VA 24523 (540-586-7675)
  • Campbell County Extension Office, 163 Kabler Lane, Rustburg, VA 24588 (434-332-9538)
  • City of Lynchburg Extension Office, 2704 Concord Turnpike, Lynchburg, VA 24504 (434-455-3740)

More details, including contact information for each of our locations, are available on our flyer.

Testing includes:



Coliform bacteria





E. coli bacteria





Total Dissolved Solids



Pre-registration is required!  Please pre-register by April 3, 2024 at 5pm.

Cost*: $70/sample kit   

*Please note that financial support is available for individuals/families who may need assistance covering this cost. Please contact your local extension office if you are interested in a need-based scholarship.

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. Be sure to select the correct option for your location and your desired number of test kits.  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 form available on our flyer and follow the mailing instructions provided.  You can find the flyer here: 2024 Lynchburg Area Home Water Testing.  Be sure to make checks payable to Treasurer of Virginia Tech.  There is a $50 return check fee.  Your registration is not complete until payment is received and processed.


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 3, 2024 at 5pm
REFUND POLICY: No refunds will be given after April 10, 2024.  Any refunds issued will incur a $5 processing fee.  Refunds can take 6 - 8 weeks to process.

For more information about this program, please 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 Scott Baker at (540) 586-7675 during the business hours of 8:30a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event. TDD number (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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