If you're wondering about the safety of your private well water, tonight is the night you can learn about how to test it and take care of it to make sure it's safe.
The Virginia Household Water Quality Program is hosting a clinic tonight. It's one of a series of upcoming drinking water clinics being held across the state. Monday's clinic starts at 6:30 at the Montgomery County Government Building in Christiansburg.
It costs $49 to have your water tested through the clinic. You will be given information on how to collect a sample and what the results mean.
The Virginia Cooperative Extension reports more than 22% of Virginians, or 1.7 million people rely on wells, springs or cisterns for water yet many don't actually test what they drink to make sure it's safe.