Legislative Watch

Federal and state legislation and regulations affecting water and wastewater systems are constantly changing. Stay informed by tracking relevant bills in the Vermont and U.S. legislatures. Also, read our News section for related stories and visit the sites listed on our Links page for other perspectives.

Send VRWA your feedback on proposed rules and legislation and we'll add your voice to the message we send to our state and federal capitols. To contact your elected officials directly to share your opinions and experiences on water and wastewater issues, click here. To help VRWA work in this area consider making a donation.

The major federal law that covers drinking water is the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Click here to learn more about its provisions. Another important law is the Clean Water Act, which regulates discharges into surface water and surface water contaminants.