ARPA Funding for Water & Sewer Infrastructure

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the latest Covid relief bill passed in March 2021, includes aid for state and local governments. Vermont will receive more than $1.25 billion of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funding from ARPA. The legislature and...

VCAAP II

If you are a customer with an overdue bill… Apply for assistance at https://vcaaptwoapplicantportal.reframeassist.io/#/auth/login Find information at https://publicservice.vermont.gov/content/vcaap-ii-utilities Call ReFrame Housing for customer support at...

Utility Assistance Program for Renters

The Department of Public Service and Vermont State Housing Authority have $12.7 million available to assist renters through the Vermont Emergency Rental Assistance Program for Utility Services (VERAP-U). Water and sewer bills for eligible renters or landlords are...

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...

VCAAP Arrearage Assistance Program

Update: July 2021 This program has ended, but there are two new arreage assistance programs available. VCAAP II (for residential and business customers): https://vtruralwater.org/vcaap-ii/ VERAP-U (for low-income renters): https://vtruralwater.org/verap/   About...

COVID-19 Shutoff Moratorium

UPDATE – 6/15/21 The State of Emergency expired on June 15, 2021. The shutoff moratorium is now lifted.   There is currently a moratorium on disconnections for all public water systems and municipal sewer systems. The moratorium was established by Act 92, Section...