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Cooperative Extension offers water testing service

What’s in your water?

Private water supplies like wells and springs are unregulated and it is the responsibility of the homeowner to test water quality regularly, maintain the water system, and address any problems.

Affordable, confidential water testing and education is being offered through Virginia Cooperative Extension offices in Gloucester, Mathews and Middlesex counties.

Residents are invited to pick up water testing kits on June 29, and asked to drop off samples the following morning. 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 due when you pick up the sampling kit, with checks made out to the Extension office you are picking them up from—“Gloucester VCE,” “Middlesex VCE” or “Mathews VCE”). Limited scholarship funds are available ...

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