Do you have a well, spring, or cistern?
Do you have a well, spring, or cistern?
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 local Extension office with physical distancing measures or request to receive it by mail.

  2. Collect samples on designated date and drop off locally (physical distancing measure will be in place and masks are required).

  3. Samples are analyzed at Virginia Tech. Receive your confidential results, an explanation of what they mean, and information about addressing any problems via mail or email. A live video or recorded video presentation will be available to help you understand your results.

What does the water test include?

  • Iron

  • Sodium

  • Flouride

  • Coliform bacteria

  • Manganese

  • Copper

  • pH

  • E. coli bacteria

  • Sulfate

  • Nitrate

  • Total Dissolved Solids

  • Lead

  • Hardness

  • Arsenic

How much does it cost?

$20 per sample kit. Please pre-register – space is limited! You can register by phone or online with card.

Contact Tye Blount  (757) 294-5215    Register Online

Water Testing Clinic Schedule

March 22, 2021

Pick up sample kit and receive directions to collect samples

Surry County Government Center, 45 School St., Surry, VA 23883

March 24, 2021, 8:30am - 10:00am

Drop off samples

Surry County Extension Office Back Door, 45 School St., Surry, VA 23883.

There will be a cooler to place kits in.

April 28, 2021, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Results will be mailed or emailed

Presentation link will be provided via email.

If you do not have an email address, we will mail your resuls and are available by phone to answer your questions.

  Download the Flyer (PDF)


If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Ka’Nisha Artis at 757-294-5215 during business hours of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event.  *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.

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