From a press release from the Virginia Cooperative Extension:
The Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Household Water Quality Program will host the “Roanoke Valley Drinking Water Clinic”, for citizens whose water supply comes from wells, springs or cisterns.
The “Kick-Off” meeting is on Monday, May 20, 2013, 6:00 p.m., at the South County Library, 6303 Merriman Rd., where participants will receive instructions and the water sample kit. The sample “Drop-Off” day is Wednesday, May 22, between 7:30 and 10:00 a.m. The “Interpretation Meeting” will be on Monday, June 17, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., where participants get their confidential results along with an educational program explaining the results and possible treatment options.
The water will be tested for: iron, sodium, fluoride, coliform bacteria, manganese, copper, pH, E. coli bacteria, sulfate, nitrate, total dissolved solids, lead, hardness and arsenic. The $49 fee covers the cost of one sampling kit and analysis (a $200 value).
Please register by
May 18. Forms are available at our office, 3738 Brambleton Ave. SW, Roanoke, VA 24018 or on our website at http://offices.ext.vt.edu/roanoke. Payment can be cash, check or charge. Either drop-off the registration form and cash or a check made payable to “VCE Roanoke” at our office, or mail in the registration and check. You can also pay with credit card only at our website and then email or mail a copy of your receipt to email@example.com along with your registration form.
Registrants will receive confirmation email containing directions prior to the Kick-Off. Please help us manage postal costs by accepting email from Virginia Cooperative Extension.
For more information, contact:
Deb Chappell, Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences
Virginia Cooperative Extension, Roanoke Office
3738 Brambleton Ave SW
Roanoke VA 24018