3/20/24 Email Update

2024 Conference & Trade Show

Thursday, May 9, 2024 • 8 am to 3 pm
Lake Morey Resort • Fairlee, VT

We now have a schedule for our conference, including details about the six training classes throughout the day. View the tentative schedule here.

There will also be a golf tournament on Wednesday, May 8. See details and registration here.

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Drinking Water Taste Test

The Vermont Drinking Water Week Committee will be hosting the 2024 Water Taste Test during our conference on May 9. Public water systems with a valid Permit to Operate with no state or federal drinking water violations are welcome to participate. (It’s free!)

Submit an entry form to info@vtruralwater.org by April 27 and bring 1 gallon of water to Lake Morey Resort on May 9.

View the Taste Test rules here.
Entry form (PDF)
Entry form (Word doc)

Seeking Volunteers for the Drinking Water Week Fair!

Friday, May 17 at Norwich University

The Vermont Drinking Water Week Fair is a field trip for students in grades 4 through 6. This year’s event will be at Norwich University in Northfield, VT on Friday, May 17 from 9 am to 2 pm. The theme is “Magic of Water.”

The field trip needs about 30 volunteers to help during the day. Volunteer tasks include:

  • Educational Activity Station – Lead an activity for school groups as they rotate around (activity instructions and materials are provided).
  • School Group Steward – Help school groups stay on schedule and move between stations.
  • Other – Direct parking, carry supplies, run between stations, etc.

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete this short form by Monday, April 1: https://forms.gle/noPBfMP7gimN2w159

Learn more about Vermont Drinking Water Week here.

FEMA Public Assistance for December 2023 Flooding

Apply by April 2

The flooding on December 18-19, 2023 was recently declared a major disaster and is now eligible for Public Assistance (PA) funding from FEMA. Municipally-owned water and wastewater systems, as well as certain nonprofits, in Essex, Lamoille, Orange, Orleans, Rutland, Windham, and Windsor counties are eligible for reimbursement of recovery costs. This includes debris removal, road and public building repairs, staff overtime responding to and cleaning up after the storm, and contractor assistance.

If your system sustained damage during the December flooding, submit a request for PA by April 2. Find more information from VLCT here.