Well Water Testing Clinics

More than 15 million Americans rely on private, household wells for drinking water. Testing your water frequently is an important part of well maintenance. 

Area Virginia Cooperative Extension offices will host several drinking water clinics over the next few months to address any water concerns, as well as collect water for sampling.

You must pre-register with the Extension Agent in your area. Below are the sample collection dates and contact person.

WHAT DOES IT COST?
Participation in a drinking water clinic includes analysis for 14 chemical and bacteriological constituents. Since analysis occurs at our cost recovery lab, the analysis is $52. Comparable analysis at a private commercial lab would cost more than $300.

WHAT DOES IT TEST FOR?
Samples are analyzed for the following: iron, manganese, nitrate, lead, arsenic, fluoride, sulfate, pH, total dissolved solids, hardness, sodium, copper, total coliform bacteria and E. Coli bacteria.

Roanoke Sample collection
August 24, 2016
Kim Butterfield
540-772-7524
Botetourt Sample collection
August 24, 2016
Kate Lawrence
540-473-8260
Amherst Sample collection
October 12, 2016
Alyssa Elliott
434-946-9365
Bedford Sample collection
October 12, 2016
Scott Baker
540-586-7675
Campbell Sample collection
October 12, 2016
Todd Scott
434-332-9538
Appomattox Sample collection
October 12, 2016
Bruce Jones
434-352-8244
Lynchburg City Sample collection
October 12, 2016
Kevin Camm
434-455-3740

SAMPLE COLLECTION
Collect your samples at home on the specified day and drop off at a convenient location in your county. Follow sampling directions (video below) carefully to ensure accurate results. Complete the short survey included with your sample bottles! Samples are transported to the Virginia Tech campus for analysis.

Learn how to properly collect a water sample by watching the video below. If you have questions about your well or need service, contact Bedford Well Drilling:

Phone: (540) 586-1449
Email: bedfordwell@gmail.com