Do you have a well or spring in Floyd County?  Do you wonder if your water is safe to drink?

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 Floyd Extension office (drive thru service - look for and follow signs). Kit pickup will occur on Monday, May 20, 2024, 12:00pm (noon) – 1:00pm OR 5:00pm – 6:00pm.
  2. Collect samples on designated date and drop off locally (drive thru service - look for and follow signs). Sample drop off will occur on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 7:00am – 9:00am.
  3. Samples are analyzed at Virginia Tech.  Results will be emailed or mailed the week of June 17, 2024.
VCE Floyd County location: 209 Fox Street NW, Floyd, VA  24091

All participant information is kept strictly confidential

Testing includes:



Coliform bacteria





E. coli bacteria





Total Dissolved Solids



Cost: $70 per sample kit

Please pre-register by May 17th at noon.  For more information about this program, please contact Dawn Barnes at (540) 745-9307 or lbarnes@vt.edu or Jon Vest at (540) 745-9307 or jmvest@vt.edu.  


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 Cash/Check

This system is designed to process credit card payments only.  Payments with Cash or Check can be made the day of kit pick-up on May 20, 2024, but you must call the office at 540-745-9307 prior to the pick-up day to register for a kit.  We have a limited number of kits available, so please call if you plan to pay with cash or check. There is a $50 return check fee.  Your registration is not complete until payment is received and processed. 

Please Note: Kits may sell out, so online credit card payment is recommended for this program.


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: May 17, 2024 at noon
REFUND POLICY: Refunds may be available, but must be requested before Wednesday, May 22, 2024.  All refunds will incur a $5.00 processing fee.  Refunds can take 6 - 8 weeks to process.

For more information about this program, please contact Dawn Barnes at (540)745-9307 or lbarnes@vt.edu or Jon Vest at (540)745-9307 or jmvest@vt.edu.  You can also 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 Floyd County VCE at (540) 745-9307 during business hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event. *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.


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