Affordable water testing available

Published 11:21 am Thursday, September 22, 2016

Affordable, confidential water testing and education will be offered through Virginia Cooperative Extension offices in Prince Edward County. Participation is voluntary and confidential, but participants must pre-register by Friday. Kits can be picked up Oct. 25 at 5 p.m. at the Prince Edward Extension Office Conference Room. They can then be dropped off between 7-8:30 a.m. Oct. 26 at the Prince Edward Extension Conference Room.

Water samples collected by participating homeowners will be analyzed for 14 parameters, including bacteria, metals, nitrate and hardness for a cost of $52. Results and water system care and maintenance information will be shared at an results/interpretation meeting Nov. 22 at 5 p.m. All information is kept strictly confidential and results are reported only to the homeowner.

Contact Shelda Daniels at (434) 392-4246 or to register.

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