7/9/24 Email Update

Be Prepared for Flash Flooding

Hurricane Beryl is forecasted to bring as much as 4 to 6 inches of rain to Vermont from Wednesday through Friday, which could cause localized flash flooding. Read more from VT Digger.

We encourage water and wastewater systems to do the following to prepare for possible flooding:

  • Contact your local Emergency Management Director and make them aware of the important services you provide and any needs you may have during an emergency. Find contact info for your municipality’s EMD at vem.vermont.gov/programs/emd/contact
  • Check that your facility’s insurance policy is up-to-date and covers all of your current equipment.
  • Join VT WARN, the water and wastewater mutual aid network, at vtwarn.org. Don’t hesitate to reach out for help, whether you need equipment, supplies, or extra workers!
  • Review safety tips from last year’s flooding here.

New Class!

Generator Maintenance

This class, taught by Brook Field Service, covers essential skills for the maintenance and installation of generators in water and wastewater treatment facilities. Participants will gain hands-on experience with generator systems, focusing on troubleshooting, routine upkeep,  installation best practices, and safety requirements.

Free lunch provided by Brook Field Service!

Date: Tuesday, July 16
Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Montpelier, VT
Register: https://vtruralwater.org/event/generator-maintenance-7-16/

A blue and green graphic with the text: "Water Professionals Appreciation Day. July 19. Barre, VT. Disc Golf Tournament: Quarries Disc Golf Course starting at 8:30 am. Lunch: Celebration Barn at Millstone Hill starting at 11:30 am. Free! RSVP: vtruralwater.org/2024-appreciation-day

Water Professionals Appreciation Day

There is still space available for lunch and the disc golf tournament! Please RSVP by July 12.

Register for the disc golf tournament here.

RSVP for lunch here.

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PFAS Settlement Deadlines Approaching

There are currently several settlements with PFAS manufacturers that have deadlines coming up. 

The first two settlements are with 3M and DuPont. The deadline to submit Phase 1 claims in these settlements is July 12. Public water systems that had PFAS detections prior to 6/22/2023 are eligible for Phase 1.

The next settlements are with Tyco and BASF. Public water systems have until September 23 (Tyco) and October 15 (BASF) to decide whether to remain in or opt out of these settlements.

Find more information on the settlements at www.pfaswatersettlement.com