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...
Vermont’s Water Heroes: Buddy Ball

Vermont’s Water Heroes: Buddy Ball

Buddy Ball (left) and Rick Mullen Name: Buddy Ball Job: Water Operations Specialist at Lunenburg Fire District 1 and Superintendent of Operations at Lunenburg Fire District 2 Tell us about your water systems. I operate two systems in the Northeast Kingdom. LFD1 is...
Vermont’s Water Heroes: Trevor Welch

Vermont’s Water Heroes: Trevor Welch

Name: Trevor Welch Job: Head water and wastewater operator for the Village of Jeffersonville, VT How did you prepare for the COVID-19 pandemic? We ordered extra parts, topped off chemicals, and stocked up on PPE. Staying healthy is my main goal. Outside of work, I’m...