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Virginia Cooperative Extension is providing this water quality clinic for residents in and around: Chesapeake County, Isle of Wight County, Suffolk County, and Surry County.

Do you have a well or spring?  What’s in your water?

The Virginia Household Water Quality Program aims to improve the water quality and health of Virginians with wells, springs and cisterns. We provide affordable water testing, help interpret water test results, and provide information about addressing problems.

How it works:

Participants must register to receive well water sample kit(s) and instructions how to collect water samples. Participants will collect samples on a designated day and time, and drop off at an Extension Office collection point. Physical distancing will be in place and masks are required. Water is analyzed on the Virginia Tech campus for 14 parameters. Once analysis is complete, confidential results, an explanation of what they mean, and information about addressing any problems will be sent via mail or email. A live video or recorded video presentation will be available to help participants understand results.

See Outline below for more details

All participant information is kept strictly confidential.

Testing includes:

Iron

Manganese

Coliform bacteria

Arsenic

Sulfate

Sodium

Copper

E. coli bacteria

Lead

Nitrate

Fluoride

Hardness

Total Dissolved Solids

pH

 

 

Pre-registration / Pre-payment is required!

Cost*: $20/sample kit   

Please pre-register by March 15, 2021 as space is limited.

* Special reduced cost through sponsorship: Hampton Roads Sanitation District is providing sponsorship for this clinic, reducing the cost from $60/sample to $20/sample. At the Clinic, participants will have an opportunity to learn about the Sustainable Water Initiative for Tomorrow (SWIFT). This innovative water purification initiative is designed to ensure a sustainable source of groundwater while addressing environmental challenges such as Chesapeake Bay restoration, sea level rise and saltwater intrusion.


For more information about the program, contact Watson Lawrence-Chesapeake, watsonL@vt.edu, OR Livvy Preisser-Isle of Wight livvy16@vt.edu, OR Elizabeth Pittman-Suffolk, elizp16@vt.edu, or Tye Blount-Surry, tye91@vt.edu, OR visit http://www.wellwater.bse.vt.edu/.


WAYS TO REGISTER

PREFERRED METHOD FOR CONTACTLESS PAYMENT

REGISTER ONLINE WITH A CREDIT CARD: Click on the Register Now button on this page.  If you have any trouble with registration, please contact our helpline at 540-231-3131 or by email at vceprograms@vt.edu

OTHER OPTION

REGISTER BY MAIL**: Please follow Register By Mail instructions from our flyer found here.  All registrations and payments must be received by March 15, 2021 at 5:00pm.  Please note there is a $50 returned check fee. **Your registration is not complete until payment has been received. 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 15, 2021 at 5:00pm
REFUND POLICY: No refunds will be given after March 19, 2021.  Any refunds issued will incur a $5 processing fee.  

Outline:

Area of Residence

Pick Up Sample Kit

Drop Off Samples

Results Meeting

Chesapeake

 

Physical distancing will be in place and masks are required

March 22 or 23, 2021

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Chesapeake Extension Office

310 Shea Drive

Chesapeake, VA  23322

757-382-6348

https://chesapeake.ext.vt.edu/

March 24, 2021

7:00 am – 9:00 am

Chesapeake Extension Office

310 Shea Drive

Chesapeake, VA  23322

757-382-6348

https://chesapeake.ext.vt.edu/

April 28, 2021

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Live Zoom Interpretation Meeting or recorded video will be offered.

All results will be emailed or mailed in late April 2021. 

Isle of Wight

 

Physical distancing will be in place and masks are required

March 22 or 23, 2021

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Isle of Wight Extension Office

17100 Monument Circle, Suite B

Isle of Wight, VA  23397

757-365-6261

https://isle-of-wight.ext.vt.edu/

March 24, 2021

7:00 am – 9:00 am

Isle of Wight Extension Office

17100 Monument Circle, Suite B

Isle of Wight, VA  23397

757-365-6261

https://isle-of-wight.ext.vt.edu/

April 28, 2021

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Live Zoom Interpretation Meeting or recorded video will be offered.

All results will be emailed or mailed in late April 2021. 

Suffolk

 

Physical distancing will be in place and masks are required

March 22 or 23, 2021

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Suffolk Extension Office

440 Market Street

Suffolk, VA  23439

757-514-4330

https://suffolk.ext.vt.edu/

March 24, 2021

7:00 am – 9:00 am

Suffolk Extension Office

440 Market Street

Suffolk, VA  23439

757-514-4330

https://suffolk.ext.vt.edu/

April 28, 2021

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Live Zoom Interpretation Meeting or recorded video will be offered.

All results will be emailed or mailed in late April 2021. 

Surry

 

Physical distancing will be in place and masks are required

March 22 or 23, 2021

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Surry Extension Office

45 School Street

Surry Govt. Center

Surry, VA  23883

757-294-5215

https://surry.ext.vt.edu/

March 24, 2021

7:00 am – 9:00 am

Surry Extension Office

45 School Street

Surry Govt. Center

Surry, VA  23883

757-294-5215

https://surry.ext.vt.edu/  

April 28, 2021

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Live Zoom Interpretation Meeting or recorded video will be offered.

All results will be emailed or mailed in late April 2021. 

 

Notes

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Elaine Ballance at 757-382-6348 during the business hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event. TDD number (800) 828-1120.

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Section Title
2021 Southeast Virginia Household Water Quality Program
Contact Hours
20.5
Fee(s)
Well Water Testing Clinic non-credit $20.00
Section Notes

This program is offered at various locations. Please see the outline available on this page for more details. You will select your specific location during checkout.

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