wastewater

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.

Intended Use Plans

Each year the CWSRF and DWSRF each publish an Intended Use Plan (IUP), which is a planning report that explains how the SRF funding "cap grant" provided by the Federal government will be used to support the programs. Each IUP involves a public hearing and comment period, a priority list, and an explanation about how money will be used to meet funding requirements. Each IUP can be amended by request in January.

Each IUP makes program decisions to meet requirements set by Congress in each year's cap grant.  Those program decisions are discussed breifly below:

Planning Advance

The Vermont Planning Advance Program is a loan program available to municipalities:

  • without existing water or sewer rate payers for the purpose of obtaining a feasibility study for community based drinking water and/or wastewater solutions;
  • to assist regional planning and study efforts related to specific drinking water and/or wastewater needs;
  • to assist with master planning for large scale, long term facility planning for one or more capital needs related to water quality or drinking water.

Advantages of the Planning Advance Program:

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