The Henry County/Martinsville office office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is your local connection to Virginia's land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University. Through educational programs based on research and developed with input from local stakeholders, we help the people of Henry County/Martinsville improve their lives. We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability
Registered participants will pick up sample kit at the Henry County/City of Martinsville VCE Office from 8:00am-3:30pm or at the Henry County Administration Building Parking Lot, Tuesday, August 10th via drive-through pick up between 4:00 pm and 6:30pm. Samples will need to be dropped off on Wednesday, August 18th between 7:00-9:00am.
Homeowners will then collect samples in their homes, which will be analyzed at Virginia Tech for lead, iron, manganese, nitrate, arsenic, fluoride, sulfate, pH, total dissolved solids, hardness, sodium, copper, total coliform bacteria and E. Coli bacteria. Results will be available in approximately 4 weeks. All results are kept strictly confidential.
Anyone with a private water supply system (including wells, springs, and cisterns) may participate. The cost is $60 per sampling kit, compared to more than $300 for a comparable test in a private lab.
To participate, Henry County homeowners should register through the Virginia Cooperative Extension website at www.henry.ext.vt.edu or through the VCE office by calling 276-634-4650. Space for is limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.
Virginia Food Access Network (VFAN)
The Virginia Food Access Network (VFAN) accelerates efforts, connects partners, and shares resources to solve child hunger in Virginia and create nutritious food access for all Virginians.