Updates from Vermont Rural Water

Vermont’s 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 arsenic removal...

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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...

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Vermont’s Water Heroes: Buddy Ball

Buddy Ball (left) and Rick MullenName: 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...

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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...

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DWGPD Order to Disinfect during COVID-19

The following is an email message sent to community and NTNC water systems on March 25, 2020. To: Water System Operators and Water System Administrators and Staff From: Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division Re: Answers to Common Questions Pertaining to...

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Important Guidance to Vermont Public Water Systems from DEC

This email was sent to public water system contacts by Jeff Girard on March 20, 2020. Dear Public Water System Contact, Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) we are taking additional safety measures to protect our employees and customers and are now working remotely while...

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COVID-19 Information for Water & Wastewater Systems

Water and wastewater are essential services and need to be prepared in order to prevent interruptions due to COVID-19. It is important for drinking water and wastewater operators to stay informed about in order to protect public health as well as your personal safety....

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A Case Study in Diagnosing Package Plant Performance

MONITORING BASIC PARAMETERS TO DIAGNOSE PACKAGED TREATMENT UNIT Richard Ross, PE, Regional Product Manager, WesTech Engineering Inc.Miles Snyder, Application Engineer, WesTech Engineering Inc.David Lucey, Technical Service Manager, WesTech Engineering Inc. This is a...

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Source Water Protection and Farm Bill Meeting

Hosted by American Water Works Association and the New England Water Works Association March 19, 2020 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (lunch will be provided) Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests 54 Portsmouth Street, Concord, NH This free training is available...

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VRWA’s Wayne Graham Wins Trainer of the Year

Wayne Graham, Wastewater Systems Specialist at the Vermont Rural Water Association, was just announced as the winner of the 2019 EPA New England Wastewater Trainer of the Year Award. This award is given by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency New England Office to...

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