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VAHWQP 2016 Water Testing Schedule

Water Testing Program: Download the Water Testing Schedule (pdf)

About 21% of Virginians, or 1.6 million people, rely on private water supplies (wells or springs) for their household water.  The goal of the Virginia Household Water Quality Program is to improve the water quality and health of Virginians with private water supplies. Drinking water clinics are held across the state to provide access to affordable water testing, help interpreting household water test results, and information about managing water systems and addressing problems.

Drinking Water Clinics:

Campus faculty and local Extension Agents work together to offer drinking water clinics in 40-60 counties each year.  Anyone with a private water supply can participate.  Participants attend a short Kickoff Meeting, where they receive information about how to collect water samples and a sampling kit.  Homeowners collect samples and drop off locally on the sample collection date. Samples are iced in coolers and taken to Virginia Tech for analysis.  Once the analysis is complete, an Interpretation Meeting is held to distribute the results to participants.  Water test results are explained, and information is provided about water problems, along with potential solutions. If participants are unable to attend the interpretation meeting, results will be mailed.

 

ALL PARTICIPANT INFORMATION IS KEPT STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL. 

COST FOR TESTING IS $52 PER SAMPLE KIT.

 

What does the water test include?

Iron Manganese Sulfate Hardness
Sodium Copper Nitrate Arsenic
Fluoride pH Total Dissolved Solids
Coliform bacteria E. coli bacteria Lead

 

For more information and resources about private water supplies and water quality, please visit: www.wellwater.bse.vt.edu, call 540-231-9058 or email us: wellwater@vt.edu.

Water Testing Schedule

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