Much of Clarke County’s underlying geology is formed by limestone karst rock. Karst geology is characterized by barren, rocky ground, caves, sinkholes and underground rivers. It results from the excavating effects of underground water on massive soluble limestone.
Karst hydrological systems, found throughout Clarke County, are very susceptible to contamination because surface pollutants can easily reach underground reservoirs.
If your water supply comes from a well, spring, or cistern and you would like to more about the quality of your water, plan to participate in the Clarke County Drinking Water Clinic on March 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Boyce Fire Hall in Boyce, Virginia.
Cost is $45.00 and includes an analysis kit and water sample analysis for bacteria, minerals pH, nitrates, saturation index, hardness and total dissolved solids.
To register contact the Clarke County Extension Office at (540) 955-5164.