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 does it work?

glass of water with iceParticipants attend a short Kickoff Meeting, where they receive information about how to collect water samples and a sampling kit. Participants collect samples on a designated day and time and drop off at the sample collection point. Water is analyzed on the Virginia Tech campus for 14 parameters. Once the analysis is complete, results are returned at a final meeting, where water test results are explained, along with information about how to deal with any problems. If you are unable to attend the interpretation meeting, results will be mailed to you.

Testing includes:

Coliform bacteria       
 E. coli bacteria     
 Total Dissolved Solids     

Cost: $60 per sample kit. Checks and cash accepted. Make checks payable to Virginia Cooperative Extension – Prince George. $50 returned check fee.

Drop by the office or mail to: VCE-Prince George, Water Test Program, PO Box 68, Prince George, 23875.

Pre-registration: Registration and payment are required by June 21, 2019.  Click here for a copy of the flier.

  Date and Time

Pick up sample kit and receive directions to collect samples

June 24
10:30 AM or 6 PM
Prince George County Library
6605 Courts Dr.

Drop off samples

June 26
 7 AM to 10 AM
Prince George Extension Office
6380 Scott Memorial Park Drive

Results meeting July 22
10:30 AM or 6 PM
Prince George County Library
6605 Courts Dr.

Contact Scott Reiter or Hollie Perkins to register: 804-733-2686.
For more information about the program, visit

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Scott Reiter during business hours of 8 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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