What’s in YOUR water? Did you know that private water supplies like wells 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 in Westmoreland County & Richmond County. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.
Pick up your kits on October 6th from 7 am to 10 am by drive thru at the AT Johnson Building (18849 Kings Hwy, Montross) or the Richmond County Extension Office (460 Main St, Warsaw).
Westmoreland Residents – Please contact VCE- Westmoreland at 804-493-8924 for more information and to register!
Richmond County Residents – Please contact VCE – Richmond County at 804-333-3420 for more information and to register!
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. Financial assistance is available to families with school-aged children.
Results and water system care and maintenance information will be sent to each participant by email, and a live video presentation will help explain the summary results and recommendations to address problems. All information is kept strictly confidential.
If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Richmond County Extension Office at 804-333-3420/TDD* 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.