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.
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”.
The Regional Office Program reviews projects for compliance and issues permits in the administration of Chapter 1, Wastewater System and Potable Water Supply Rules. Part of the responsibility of the Program is to review and approve projects that have new or replacement water or sewer service connections to municipal water and sewer mains. This may include the review and approval of designs for municipal sewer or water line extensions.
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.