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Municipal Delegation

Beginning July 1, 2007, every parcel of land came under the authority of the State's on-site wastewater & potable water supply system program.  As a result of this change, a state permit is needed for most repairs, upgrades, and new construction of on-site wastewater treatment and disposal facilities, on-site potable water supplies, and connections to municipal water distribution and wastewater collection systems. 

Technical Advisory Committee

The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) was established by Act 133 of the 2001 Adjourned Session to advise Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (VT ANR) regarding technical standards for potable water supplies and wastewater systems administered by the Wastewater System and Potable Water Supply Rules. The Committee is appointed by the Governor and regularly meets to “ensure that the technical standards remain current with the known and proven technologies regarding potable water supplies and wastewater systems”.

Program Education, Outreach and Resources

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How Your Septic System Can Impact Nearby Water Sources

Septic systems can impact local drinking water wells or surface water bodies. The extent of this impact depends on how well your septic system is maintained and if it is used properly. Click on the links below to learn more about how septic systems interact with drinking water wells or surface water bodies and how to keep them healthy.

St. Johnsbury Regional Office

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Springfield Regional Office

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Rutland Regional Office

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Essex Regional Office

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Wastewater Systems and Potable Water Supplies

REGIONAL OFFICE PROGRAM

The Regional Office Program issues water/wastewater permits (WW Permits) for soil based wastewater systems with flows of less than 6,500 gallons per day, for potable water supplies (water supplies that are not public water supplies), and for municipal water and sewer connections. Permitting staff are located in five Regional Offices. Staff also administers the licensed designer program and reviews innovative and alternative systems for potential use in the state.

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