Do you know what’s in your drinking water? While public water supplies are tested daily for contaminants, most private water supplies, like wells and springs, are rarely tested. It is recommended that well owners test their water at least annually for bacteria and nitrates. Learn about the quality of your water and how to care for your water system at the Fairfax County Well Water Clinic .
Pre-registration is required, register online: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/neighborhood-community-services/virginia-cooperative-extension
There is a $55 registration fee which covers the cost of a water quality test which analyzes a sample of your home's drinking water for 14 different chemical and bacteriological constituents. Comparable tests undertaken through a private commercial lab can cost more than $300. Payment can be made via check or money order made payable to Treasurer, Virginia Tech.
Monday, Sept. 17 - Kick-Off Meeting, 7 to 9 p.m.
Pennino Building, Room 206 (12011 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax) Brief informational meeting; receive water sample kits and instructions for collecting water samples.
Wednesday, Sept. 19 - Sample Drop-Off, 6:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Pennino Building Lobby; Turn in water samples and questionnaires.
Wednesday, Oct. 24 - Test Results & Interpretation, 7 to 9 p.m.
Pennino Building, Room 206; Receive confidential test results, an explanation of what the numbers mean and information on how to handle any problems that are present.
Contact: Adria Bordas, 703-324-5369
More Details: Virginia Household Water Quality Program - Well Water Clinics at www.wellwater.bse.vt.edu/clinics.php.