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Well Water Testing

What’s in YOUR water?  Did you know that private water supplies like wells and springs are unregulated? It is the responsibility of the homeowner to regularly test water quality, maintain the water system, and address any problems. 

Affordable, confidential water testing and education will be offered through the Virginia Cooperative Extension office in Henrico County.  Participation is voluntary and confidential. 

Water samples collected by participating homeowners will be analyzed for 14 parameters (iron, manganese, nitrate, lead, arsenic, fluoride, sulfate, pH, total dissolved solids, hardness, sodium, copper, total coliform bacteria and E. Coli bacteria),  at a cost of $65. 

Results and water system care and maintenance information will be shared virtually. All information is kept strictly confidential and results are reported only to the homeowner.

The Henrico Well Water clinic for 2023 is scheduled for sample kit pick up on June 5th and drop off on the morning of June 7th.

Pick Up Kit

Monday, June 5, 2023; 8 am to 4:30 pm

Henrico County Extension Office

8600 Dixon Powers Dr., Henrico 23228

Drop off Samples


Wednesday, June 7, 2023; 8 am to 10 am

Henrico County Extension Office

8600 Dixon Powers Dr., Henrico 23228

Results Meeting

Results will be mailed or emailed to you and the results meeting will be offered virtually the week of July 17, 2023.


Please register – space is limited!  Pre-payment online is the only way to guarantee you will get a test kit.

Register and pre-pay

You can locate other local VCE Well Water Testing clinics here: .

If you would like to be notifed when our 2024 clinic date is scheduled, please contact our office at 804.501.5160 to be added to our notification list.

If you miss the Henrico Clinic there may be another clinic that you can join through VA Tech.  Please visit the resources below for more information.

Other Resources

VA Tech Home Water Quality Program

VA Household Water Quality Program 

VDH Private Well Program

CDC Private Well Water Testing