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Caroline to offer drinking water clinic
The Caroline Virginia Cooperative Extension office will offer a drinking water clinic for Caroline residents.
The purpose of the clinic is to learn more about the quality of water coming from wells, springs and cisterns.
The clinic is limited to the first 150 participants on a first-come first-served basis. For Caroline residents, the test is $5 and for out-of-county residents, the test is $49.
Those interested can attend a brief informational meeting, where they’ll pick up a sample kit and get instructions to collect a household water sample. Then a water sample is collected from the tap at home. Participants will then drop off the sample at a designated location and time. After four weeks, the test results will be released and there will be an explanation of what the numbers mean and how to tackle any issues discovered.
The informational meeting will be held in the auditorium of the Community Services Center 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21.
To register, contact the extension office at 804-633-6550.