What’s in YOUR water?  Did you know that private water supplies like wells and springs are unregulated? It is the responsibility of the homeowner to regularly test water quality, maintain the water system, and address any problems.  Affordable, confidential water testing and education will be offered through Virginia Cooperative Extension offices in Hanover County.  Participation is voluntary and confidential.  Water samples collected by participating homeowners will be analyzed for 14 parameters, including bacteria, metals, nitrate and hardness at a cost of $60.  Results and water system care and maintenance information will be shared virtually. All information is kept strictly confidential and results are reported only to the homeowner.

Pre-register by Wednesday, Sept.  9th to secure a test kit. 
Please contact Missy Johnson at mcjohnson@vt.edu or 804-752-4310 to register!

Kits cannot be picked up without payment of $60 each. Pay for test kit(s) at time of pick up via check or money order made out to "Treasurer of Virgina Tech" and write in the note section "Hanover Well Water Test Kit."  Returned checks have a $50 service fee.  No refunds available for this program.

Pick up your test kits with physical distancing measures in place. Sampling instructions and video are available at the above link:

Date: Monday, Sept. 21 & 22 from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Hanover VCE Office- 13015 Taylor Complex Ln. Ashland, VA 23005
Date: Monday, Sept. 21 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Doswell Ruritan Club- 16433 Washington Hwy, Doswell, VA, 23047

Drop off samples with physical distancing measures in place:

Date: Wednesday, Sept.  23, from 7:00 am to 10:00 am 
Location: Hanover VCE Office- 13015 Taylor Complex Ln, Ashland, VA, 23005 

Results/Interpretation will be emailed or mailed by: Wednesday, Oct. 21st. 

Due to COVID-19 the planned results meeting will not be held. If you need help understanding your results contact Laura Maxey-Nay at 804-752-4310 or mailto://lmaxey-nay@vt.edu.

For more information about the Virginia Household Water Quality Program, as well as many resources relevant to private water systems, please visit www.wellwater.bse.vt.edu

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