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...
Vermont’s Water Heroes: Gail Tiffany

Vermont’s Water Heroes: Gail Tiffany

Gail Tiffany, laboratory director for the Bennington WWTF, is retiring after 35 years of service. She is truly a hero of Vermont’s water resources industry! Tell us about your career.I was hired as the laboratory director in 1985. I had previously been a laboratory...

PFAS

Background In 2019, the Vermont legislature passed Act 21 requiring all public community and non-transient non-community drinking water systems to monitor for PFAS. The interim standard for the 5 regulated compounds—PFHpA, PFHxS, PFNA, PFOS, and PFOA—is 20 ppt. The...
Vermont’s Water Heroes: Jim Fay

Vermont’s Water Heroes: Jim Fay

Jim Fay is the winner of the 2020 Tony Torchia Award for outstanding service to the water industry. Jim retired last summer after more than 40 years at the Champlain Water District. Tell us about your career with CWD. I started in 1977 as a treatment plant operator....
Water Heroes: Pedro Grondin

Water Heroes: Pedro Grondin

Name: Donald “Pedro” Grodin Job: Chief Operator at the Newport City Water and Wastewater Systems Tell us about your utilities. We’re a team of three: myself, Tim Degasse, and Alex Russell. The water system serves a population of 4,400. It uses...

COVID-19 Drinking Water Related Updates from DWGPD

The following is an email message sent to community and NTNC water systems on May 29, 2020. Greetings from the Vermont Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division, The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)’s Drinking Water and Groundwater Division...