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Warren County Extension Office offering water testing Tuesday, July 10

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Well-water test kits can be picked up Tuesday evening and returned Wednesday morning. / File photo.

 FRONT ROYAL – For families who rely on a private water supply for drinking, cooking, and bathing, now is the time to think about a well-water checkup. Virginia Cooperative Extension is offering a testing clinic this week at the Warren County Community Center. The brief kick-off meeting, where participants can learn about water testing and pick up a sample kit will be Tuesday, July 10th at 6:00 p.m. Kits must be returned the next morning, July 11th from 7-10 a.m.

The follow-up meeting to learn about the community results and receive individual sample results will be on August 21st at 6 p.m. The cost for the analysis is $50 per sample, which includes testing for 14 potential contaminants, including iron, manganese, sulfate, hardness, sodium, copper, nitrate, arsenic, fluoride, pH, total dissolved solids, coliform bacteria, e. Coli bacteria, and lead. For more information or to register, contact the Virginia Cooperative Extension Warren County Office at 540-635-4549. You can also register here.

 If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Karen Poff, VCE-Warren County, at 540-635-4549 during business hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event. *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.

The Extension is a joint program of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and state and local governments. Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital, family, or veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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