10/11/23 Email Update

FEMA Funding for August Flooding in Addison County

The flooding in Addison county on August 3–5 has now been declared a disaster and is eligible for FEMA’s Public Assistance funding. Municipally-owned water and wastewater systems, as well as certain nonprofits, in Addison county are eligible. The deadline to submit a Request for Public Assistance (RPA) is November 5.

As a reminder, for those impacted by the July flooding, the deadline to submit a Request for Public Assistance (RPA) is tomorrow, October 12.

More information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program for water and wastewater systems: https://vtruralwater.org/fema-pa/

Information from VLCT on applying for Public Assistance: https://www.vlct.org/resource/fema-public-assistance-how-apply-0

FEMA’s grant portal: https://grantee.fema.gov/

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Seeking Volunteers for Vermont Drinking Water Week Committee

Drinking Water Week is the first full week of May. Vermont celebrates with a field trip and poster contest for students in grades 4–6 (see https://vtruralwater.org/drinking-water-week/). The Vermont Drinking Water Week Committee is seeking new volunteers to help plan the 2024 events.

The committee has an one-hour meeting online once a month. There may be a few tasks between meetings but it doesn’t amount to more than a few hours per month (at the most). Read the flyer to learn more.

If you are interested in joining the committee—or just volunteering at the field trip—email vermontdrinkingwaterweek@gmail.com

Service Line Inventory – 1 Year Left!

Community and NTNC water systems have just over one year to complete and submit their Service Line Inventories by October 16, 2024.

Here are some resources about Service Line Inventories:

Water Security Conference

WaterISAC is holding a online conference called H2OSecCon on October 19–20 and is offering free registration to systems serving fewer than 10,000 people. The topics covered include physical security, cybersecurity, preparedness, and resilience.

Learn more and register at https://www.h2oseccon.org/

Systems serving fewer than 10,000 can request free registration by emailing events@waterisac.org