Remembering Marty Frizzell

We at Vermont Rural Water were saddened to hear of Marty Frizzell’s sudden passing on April 1. Marty was a dedicated water and wastewater operator for the town of Brighton, a supporter of our organization, and a friend of many in the industry. Read Marty’s...

Advocate for Water & Sewer Infrastructure Funding

The state of Vermont will be receiving $1 billion from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the latest COVID relief bill. Governor Scott’s proposal allocates $170 million to water and sewer infrastructure. However, the bulk of this funding is for development of...
Water Heroes: Megan Moir

Water Heroes: Megan Moir

Name: Megan Moir Job: Division Director, Burlington Water Resources Tell us about your utility and its staff.We are a “One Water” organization. Our 45 member team oversees wastewater treatment at 3 plants; drinking water treatment, storage, and distribution; and...
Water Heroes: April Busfield

Water Heroes: April Busfield

April Busfield at a lagoon at the Canaan WWTF. Name:  April Busfield Job: Chief operator for Canaan and Stewartstown wastewater treatment facility, Canaan Fire District 1, and Canaan Fire District 2 Tell us about your utility and its staff. I have been the chief...

COVID-19 Impacts: Anonymous Reporting Form

Vermont Rural Water has been advocating for Vermont’s water and wastewater systems at the state and federal level. We are looking specific information on how the pandemic has impacted staffing, operations, maintenance and long-term projects. Please share the...

Cybersecurity for Water and Wastewater Systems

Last week, a hacker targeted a chemical pump at a water treatment facility in Florida. An operator noticed the attack and was able to prevent any harm from happening. (Read more from CNN and NY Times and see EPA report below). And last fall, a ransomware attack at the...