Thursday, April 23, 2009

Managing your Private Water Well

Informational Meeting and Bacteria Testing

May 6, 2009

James River High School Auditorium

6:30 pm

We will cover basic tips for managing your private water well and regular water testing, an explanation of bacteria testing, and instructions for collecting a water sample. You will be provided with a sample bottle and written instructions to collect a sample. Samples must be collected ONLY on the morning of May 7, 2009, and dropped off at the Botetourt Extension office that morning between 7 and 9 am. Samples will be analyzed for total coliform and E. Coli bacteria. Results and interpretation guidelines will be mailed to participants by the end of May.

The meeting is open to anyone. The cost for bacteria analysis for those using a private supply (e.g., well or spring) is $12 per sample bottle. Information about alternative testing options will be available for those on public water supplies.

Please contact Cassie Driskill, Botetourt Extension Agent, for more information at or 540-473-8260.

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