Gloucester Resource Council

Well Water Clinic – Virginia Cooperative Extension

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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 Gloucester, Mathews, and Middlesex counties. Pick up your kits on September 8th, and plan to drop off your samples the morning of September 9th. Physical distancing measures will be in place and masks are required. 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 (cash or check). Limited scholarship funds are available for limited-income households (for more information on scholarships, contact Glenn Sturm at gjsturm@vt.edu or 804-815-9458). Results and water system care and maintenance information will be sent to each participant either by email or mail, and a pre-recorded or live video presentation will be made available to help explain the summary results and recommendations to address problems. All information is kept strictly confidential. Please contact Glenn Sturm at 804-815-9458 or gjsturm@vt.edu to register! 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.

Pick up sample bottles and receive directions to collect samples:

September 8th, 7:00-8:00 AM,12:00-1:00 PM, 5:00-6:00 PM
7400 Carriage Court, Gloucester, VA 23061
(kit distribution will be setup as a drive-thru)
or

September 8th, 12:00-1:00 PM
Middlesex Extension Office, 44 Oakes Landing Rd #A, Saluda, VA 23149
(kit distribution will be setup as a drive-thru)
or

September 8th, morning, *only by appointment* 804-725-7196
Mathews Extension Office, 10494 Buckley Hall Rd, Mathews, VA 23109

Drop off sample bottles

September 9th, 7:00-9:00 AM
7400 Carriage Court, Gloucester, VA 23061
(sample collection will be setup outside)
or

September 9th, 7:00-10:00 AM
Middlesex Extension Office, 44 Oakes Landing Rd #A, Saluda, VA 23149
(sample collection will be setup outside)
or

September 9th, 8:00-9:30 AM
Mathews Extension Office, 10494 Buckley Hall Rd, Mathews, VA 23109
(a cooler for sample drop-off will be outside)

Results/Interpretation information will be mailed or emailed on October 14th

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