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Description

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 at the local Extension office with physical distancing and following current COVID-19 guidelines.
  2. Collect samples on designated date and drop off locally (physical distancing and following current COVID-19 guidelines).  We will be offering drive-through drop-off.
  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 recorded video presentation will be available to help you understand your results.

Testing includes:

Iron

Manganese

Coliform bacteria

Arsenic

Sulfate

Sodium

Copper

E. coli bacteria

Lead

Nitrate

Fluoride

Hardness

Total Dissolved Solids

pH

 

Cost: $60 per sample kit.  Please pre-register by June 9th!  *Please note that financial support is available for individuals/families who may need assistance covering this cost. Please contact us directly if you are interested in a need-based scholarship (804-752-4310 or mcjohnson@vt.edu)

WAYS TO REGISTER

PREFERRED METHOD FOR CONTACTLESS PAYMENT

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 by email at vceprograms@vt.edu

OTHER OPTION

REGISTER BY MAIL**:  If you would like to pay by check please mail or drop-off your check along with your full name, email address, phone number and mailing address postmarked by June 6th to:  Hanover Extension Office: 13015 Taylor Complex Lane, Ashland, VA 23005.  Please make checks payable to 'Treasurer, Virginia Tech'.  Please note, there is a $50 service fee for any returned checks. **Your registration is not complete until payment has been received.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 9, 2020

REFUND POLICY: Refunds are available until June 9, 2021.  All refunds will incur a $5.00 processing fee.

Outline

 

Date and Time

Location

Pick up sample kit and receive instructions to collect sample.

Mon, June 14, 2021

9:00 am to 7:00 pm

 

Hanover County VCE Office

13015 Taylor Complex Lane

Ashland, VA 23005

Physical distancing and current COVID-19 guidelines followed

Drop off samples

Drive-thru service

Wed, June 16, 2021

7:00 am to 10:00 am

 

Hanover County VCE Office

13015 Taylor Complex Lane

Ashland, VA 23005

Physical distancing and current COVID-19 guidelines followed

Results will be mailed or emailed

July 26, 2021

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

Notes

For more information about this program, please contact Laura Maxey-Nay, 804-752-4310, lmaxey-nay@vt.edu.  You can also 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 Laura Maxey-Nay at 804-752-4310 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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