2021 Tony Torchia Award Nominations

The Tony Torchia Award is given to one person each year at our Annual Conference in recognition of special contribution to the water/wastewater field in Vermont. View past recipients here. Use the form below to submit your nomination. Nominations will be open until...

2021 Board Member Nominations

The Vermont Rural Water Association is governed by a five-member, volunteer board. Board members serve three-year terms and are elected by the membership. View our current board members. There are three board seats up for election this year. Nominees must be...
Water Heroes: Amelia McClure

Water Heroes: Amelia McClure

Amelia McClure is a wastewater treatment apprentice at the City of Burlington. She’s nearly halfway through her two-year apprenticeship. Describe your experience so far as a wastewater apprentice.It has been a great way to make connections and get training. This...

Drought: Be Prepared with a Response Plan

The difficulty with weather events, such as drought, is that they often sneak up on us and leave us scrambling. The best you can do, since drought cannot be prevented, is to be prepared. Having a written Drought Preparedness Plan in place to deal with the effects of...

VCAAP Arrearage Assistance Program

About The Vermont COVID-19 Arrearage Assistance Program (VCAAP) has been expanded to include overdue drinking water and wastewater bills. The program was established in July using $8 million from federal CARES Act funding. Initially, only utilities regulated by the...

Updated Information on Shutoff Moratorium

There is currently a moratorium on disconnections for all public water systems and municipal sewer systems. The moratorium was established by Act 92, Section 9, which was signed by the Governor on March 30, 2020. (See the text of Section 9 below.) This moratorium is...