Technical Assistance

Our Wastewater Specialists are available to provide onsite technical assistance to public wastewater systems in Vermont. You can contact them for assistance here.

You may be able to receive TCHs (training credit hours) applicable to your Wastewater Operator certification for training you receive during an onsite visit. Ask our Wastewater Systems Specialists if you are eligible for this.

Technical assistance we provide includes:


  • Smoke testing
  • Manhole inspections
  • Inflow and infiltration studies
  • Underground utilities locating
  • Camera inspections
  • Pump and mechanical assistance
  • Process control assistance

Plans and Documents

  • Electronic Discharge Monitoring Reporting
  • Phosphorus Optimization Plans
  • Nitrogen Optimization Plans
  • Spill prevention planning
  • Operation and maintenance manuals
  • Vulnerability assessments
  • Emergency response plans
    • Power Failure Plans
    • Spill Prevention Plans


  • Budgeting
  • Grant and loan applications

Additional Assistance

  • Safety audits
  • VOSHA inspection preparation
  • On-site training
  • Wastewater licensing assistance

If you are a homeowner or landowner with questions about your private septic system, contact the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation.