Sump pumps can be a big source of inflow to collection systems and wastewater facilities if they are hooked into home sewer lines. Learn the impacts of these illegal connections and how to reduce them.
Now is the time to capitalize on the attention that water and wastewater have received since the July flooding to improve inclusion in emergency response planning efforts and funding for infrastructure repair/replacement.
Water Systems—both potable water and wastewater management—were recently added to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) list of Community Lifelines, which receive extra focus from FEMA during an emergency.
Like many in Vermont, I woke up on Monday, July 10 with a feeling of panic. The night before, it had been pouring rain and we’d had flash flood warnings for hours. Now, we were starting to hear about towns east of the Green Mountains that were seeing major flooding, and some water and wastewater systems were already in distress.
Congratulations are in order for the five apprentices that are completing Vermont Rural Water’s apprenticeship program this year.