Affordable, confidential water testing and education will be offered through the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office in Fincastle. Pick up kits on April 13, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Botetourt County Extension Office, 9 West Main Street in Fincastle, and plan to drop off your samples on April 15, between 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. at the Extension Office.
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. Results and water system care and maintenance information will be shared at an information meeting. All information is kept strictly confidential and results are reported only to the homeowner. Contact Kate Lawrence at 473-8260 or [email protected] to register. For more information about the Virginia Household Water Quality Program, as well as many resources relevant to private water systems, visit www.wellwater.bse.vt.edu.