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

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...

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...