What’s in YOUR water? Did you know that private water supplies, like wells and springs, are unregulated?

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 Amelia County Extension Office.  Kit pickup will occur on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 8:00am – 4:30pm.
  2. Collect samples on designated date and drop off at the Amelia County Extension Office.  Sample drop off will occur on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 8:00am – 10:00am.
  3. Samples are analyzed at Virginia Tech. Results will be emailed or mailed approximately 4-5 weeks after drop-off.  We are available by phone to answer questions - 804-561-2481.

VCE Amelia Location:

Amelia County Extension Office 16360 Dunn Street, Ste. 202, Amelia VA 23002

All participant information is kept strictly confidential.

Testing includes:



Coliform bacteria





E. coli bacteria





Total Dissolved Solids



Cost*: $65 per sample kit. Please pre-register by August 26th – space is limited.

*A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. For more information, please contact the Amelia County VCE Office at (804) 561-2481, or email Jane Henderson, johns59@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@vt.edu.

Register with Cash/Check

This system is designed to process credit card payments only.  Registration and pre-payment is required to ensure there is a kit available for you. Cash and check payments will be accepted in the Amelia Extension Office located at 16360 Dunn Street, Ste. 202.  Do not mail cash. Mailing address: Virginia Cooperative Extension, Amelia Office P.O. Box 229 Amelia VA 23002. Make checks payable to: Treasurer Virginia.  Please note there is a $50 returned check fee. Your registration is not complete until payment has been received. 


REFUND POLICY: Refunds are not available with this program.

For more information about this program, please contact the Amelia County VCE Office at (804) 561-2481 or email Jane Henderson at johns59@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 Amelia County Extension Office johns59@vt.edu or call (804) 561-2481 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8:00 am. and 4:30 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.


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