Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division Contact Information

Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division
Main Building - 2nd Floor
One National Life Drive
Montpelier, VT 05620-3521
Main Telephone: 802-828-1535
Fax: 802-828-1541

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Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division Contact Information
Name, Position and Brief Job Description Email Address Phone
Bryan Redmond - Division Director
Manages the activites of the Division and provides national coordination on water supply issues.
bryan.redmond@vermont.gov 802-585-4900
Ellen Parr Doering - Deputy Division Director
Assists in managing the activities of the Division.
ellen.parrdoering@vermont.gov 802-236-1483
Diane Sherman - Attorney
Department Counsel and provides legal guidance/interpretations for the division programs.
diane.sherman@vermont.gov 802-505-0125
Engineering & Operations - Community and Non-Transient Non-Community
Tim Raymond - Engineering and Operations Section Chief
Supervises the engineering and operations functions of the Division's Engineering and Operations Section, including inspection and permitting of instate (domestic) bottled & bulk water systems, and the coordination of emergency response activities.
tim.raymond@vermont.gov 802-371-7614
Cynthia Parks, P.E. - Engineering Team Lead
Provides engineering support for other regulatory programs administered by the Division.
cynthia.parks@vermont.gov 802-585-4913
Michelle Jenks - Division Engineer
Issues construction permits for water systems throughout Vermont. Provides engineering support for other regulatory programs administered by the Division.
michelle.jenks@vermont.gov 802-734-6353
William Nickerson, P.E. - Division Engineer
Issues construction permits for water systems throughout vermont. Provides engineering support for other regulatory programs administered by the Division.
william.nickerson@vermont.gov 802-505-8757
Patrick Smart, P.E. - Drinking Water Operations Section Supervisor
Oversees the sanitary survey program. Provides technical operational assistance and prepares operating permits for NTNC & PCWS.
patrick.smart@vermont.gov 802-461-5661
Heather Collins - Systems Operations Specialist
Conducts sanitary surveys, provides technical operational assistance and prepares operating permits for NTNC & PCWS.
heather.collins@vermont.gov 802-461-3722
Rob Farley - Systems Operations Specialist
Conducts sanitary surveys, provides technical operational assistance and prepares operating permits for NTNC & PCWS.
rob.farley@vermont.gov 802-371-7616
Dana Nagy - Systems Operations Specialist
Conducts sanitary surveys, provides technical operational assistance and prepares operating permits for NTNC & PCWS.
dana.nagy@vermont.gov 802-477-3418
Vacant - Systems Operations Specialist
Conducts sanitary surveys, provides technical operational assistance and prepares operating permits for NTNC & PCWS.
   
Megan Young - Systems Operations Specialist
Conducts sanitary surveys, provides technical operational assistance and prepares operating permits for NTNC & PCWS.
megan.young@vermont.gov 802-585-4903
Vacant - Capacity Development Program
Manages a number of initiatives that helps the State meet the Capacity Development Program provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act. Assists systems with long range plans, asset management plans, water audits and budget/user rate reviews. Manages Legal and Archaeology contracts.
   
Allison Murphy - Capacity Specialist
Assists with a number of initiatives that helps the State meet the Capacity Development Program provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act. Assists systems with long range plans, asset management plans, water audits and budget/user rate reviews.
allison.murphy@vermont.gov 802-272-2449
Compliance and Support
Ben Montross - Compliance and Support Services Section Chief
Manages the Compliance and Support Services for the Division. Drinking water and jurisdictional & Water Supply Rule questions, federal & state regulatory coordination, and coordinating formal enforcement against public drinking water systems.
ben.montross@vermont.gov 802-498-8981
Helen Banevicius - Administrative Services Coordinator
Oversees administrative services including processing applications for construction, source and imported bottled water permits, maintaining accounts receivable information, and operating permit billing, processing checks received. Also entering chemical data, contact information for Operator and Well Driller Certification and renewals. Serves as Records Liason and manages archiving and scanning of records.
helen.banevicius@vermont.gov 802-585-4892
Lucy Couture - Program Services Clerk
Data entry of coliform test results, data entry of monthly water usage, data entry of bottled water test results, reviews groundwater monthly operations reports, processing of outgoing mail, preparation of public notice requests, coordination of file reviews, receipt of general mailbox voicemail and faxes.
lucy.couture@vermont.gov 802-585-4899
Tom Harrington - Program Services Clerk
Processes applications for Operator certification and renewals, exams and checks received, issues certificates, enters and maintains credit hours for Operators. Enters and updates water system contact information. Processes outgoing and incoming mail and maintains archiving and scanning of records and correspondence.
tom.harrington@vermont.gov 802-461-6357
Theresa Petzoldt - Environmental Technician
Processes applications for construction, source and imported bottled water permits, assists with accounts receivable information, permit billing and process checks received, enters chemical data, updates data bases and maintains archiving and scanning of records.
theresa.petzoldt@vermont.gov 802-622-4448
Ray Solomon - Environmental Scientist
Provides technical assistance to primarily surface water systems regarding application of water treatment chemicals in the process of filtration and disinfection. Assists water systems with pilot studies for various treatment processes and provides water chemistry training.
ray.solomon@vermont.gov 802-585-4895
Patrick Southern - SDWIS Administrator
Oversight and management of the Division’s state-wide database of water systems, lab results, and related information. Provides SDWIS oversight and support, and provides technical support and queries for staff and public, EPA reporting. Serves as the Drinking Water Program website administrator.
patrick.southern@vermont.gov 802-622-4242
Jeff Girard - Compliance and Certification Manager
Manages compliance and monitoring of public water systems, violations, and Operator Certification program. Participates in operator training. Ground Water Rule implementation. Receives public notice certifications.
jeff.girard@vermont.gov 802-585-0314
David Love - Compliance Analyst
Manages Total Coliform Rule implementation and compliance for community and NTNC systems. Manages Groundwater Rule implementation and compliance. Addresses boil water notices, consumer complaints and bulk water hauling. Coordinates the Operator Certification Program. Participates in Operator Training. Reviews coliform sampling plans.
david.love@vermont.gov 802-585-4902
Vacant - Compliance Analyst
Determines Total Coliform Rule and Groundwater Rule Compliance for TNC systems. Determines compliance with operating permits and other legal documents for Community and NTNC systems. Manages Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) and Public Notification Rules, including issuing and processing CCRs and public notice & certifications received from systems.
   
Janelle Wilbur - Compliance Analyst
Manages Phase II/V Rule implementation and compliance, all chemical water quality monitoring, and waivers.
janelle.wilbur@vermont.gov 802-585-4898
Amy Galford - Compliance Analyst
Manages Lead and Copper Rule, Disinfection Byproducts Rule, and LT2 Rule implementation and compliance. Reviews DBP and Lead & Copper sampling plans. Participates in Operator Training.
amy.galford@vermont.gov 802-585-4891
TNC Program
Meredith Maskell - Transient Non-Community System Supervisor
Transient Non-Community Program supervisor – conducts sanitary surveys, Source Water Assessments, GWUDI determination, issues operating permits for TNC water systems and technical assistance.
meredith.maskell@vermont.gov 802-585-4896
Bridget Phillips- Transient Non-Community System Specialist
Conducts sanitary surveys, Source Water Assessments, GWUDI determination, issues operating permits for TNC water systems and technical assistance.
bridget.phillips@vermont.gov 802-477-2237
Water Resources
Rodney Pingree - Water Resources Section Chief
Oversees the Water Resources Section managing public water source-related activities and groundwater protection such as source water permits, well driller licensing and well completion report database, large groundwater withdrawal permits and reporting, groundwater reclassification, and out-of-state bottled water approvals.
rodney.pingree@vermont.gov 802-585-4912
Scott Stewart - Division Hydrogeologist
Issues water supply source permits for Bennington, Orange, Rutland, Washington, and Windsor Counties, as well as, manages the Well Driller Licensing Rule, well construction standards and serves as contact point for drought issues. Reviews water supply source protection plans and updates.
scott.stewart@vermont.gov 802-585-4910
Ken Yelsey - Division Hydrogeologist
Issues water supply source permits for Addison, Caledonia, Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, Orleans, and Windham Counties, as well as, manages well completion reports. Reviews source protection plans and updates.
ken.yelsey@vermont.gov 802-585-4907
Heather Campbell - Cyanobacteria Coordinator
Coordinates cyanobacteria/cyanotoxin response activities. Manages Well Driller Licensing Program. Manages and issues imported (non-VT sources) bottled water permit approvals. Reviews large groundwater withdrawal reports. Ensures data entry of well completion reports.
heather.campbell@vermont.gov 802-585-4893
Indirect Discharge
Mary Clark - Indirect Discharge and UIC Program Manager
Oversees the Indirect Discharge and UIC Permit Programs. Reviews applications for indirect discharge permits, renewals, amendments and transfers; reviews monitoring data and checks for compliance with permit conditions and requirements; pursues correction of failed systems; initiates enforcement actions and prepares groundwork for enforcement cases; provides guidance on Indirect Discharge Rules, procedures, standards; conducts inspections of permitted facilities.
mary.clark@vermont.gov 802-585-4890
Bryan Harrington - Environmental Analyst
Reviews applications for indirect discharge permits, renewals, amendments and transfers; reviews monitoring data and checks for compliance with permit conditions and requirements; pursues correction of failed systems; initiates enforcement actions and prepares groundwork for enforcement cases; provides guidance on Indirect Discharge Rules, procedures, standards; conducts inspections of permitted facilities.
bryan.harrington@vermont.gov 802-505-0972
Vacant - Environmental Technician
Provides administrative and technical support to the Indirect Discharge, UIC and Regional Office water/wastewater permitting programs. Generates invoices and processes applications and fees for the Indirect Discharge and UIC programs. Manages documents, including data entry; and scanning, filing and recording various compliance reviews, monitoring data and inspection reports. Also processes refunds and updates the Division’s website pages, including posting public notices for draft permits. Supports the Licensed Designer continuing education trainings and exam administrative activities. Records Liaison for the Regional Office and Central Office wastewater programs.
  802-477-3312
Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program
Darlene Autery - UIC Program Administrator
Administers the Underground Injection Control (UIC) program and reviews and issues permits for projects for compliance with the UIC Rules.
darlene.autery@vermont.gov 802-477-3441
Regional Offices
Ernie Christianson - Regional Engineer Manager
Manages the five Regional Offices responsible for review and permitting of non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd under the Wastewater System and Potable Water Supply Rules and the Licensed Designer Program.
ernest.christianson@vermont.gov 802-585-4884
Graham Bradley - Program Hydrogeologist and Soil Geologist
Manages the Licensed Designer Program. Review and Approval of Innovative/Alternative Systems. Review of hydrogeological and soil analyses for wastewater systems and water supplies.
grahame.bradley@vermont.gov 802-622-4129
Christina Russo - Environmental Analyst
Researches and notifies landowners of permit conditions that need annual reports to be submitted to the Division.
chris.russo@vermont.gov 802-585-4885
Montpelier Regional Office
Carl Fuller - Regional Engineer
Manages the Montpelier Regional Office for the receipt, review, and permitting of non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd.
carl.fuller@vermont.gov 802-505-3938
Dolores Eckert - Assistant Regional Engineer
Reviews and issues permits for non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd the for the Montpelier Regional Office.
dolores.eckert@vermont.gov 802-557-7532
Patty D'Avignon - Environmental Technician
Manages the Montpelier Regional Office for the receipt, review, and permitting of non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd including determining completeness of plans, applications, and fees and assists the public for permit/document searches.
patty.davignon@vermont.gov 802-828-5034
Essex Regional Office
Jessanne Wyman - Regional Engineer
Manages the Essex Regional Office for the receipt, review, and permitting of non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd.
jessanne.wyman@vermont.gov 802-557-1680
William Zabiloski - Assistant Regional Engineer
Reviews and issues permits for non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd the for the Essex Regional Office.
bill.zabiloski@vermont.gov 802-557-5773
Ernestine Chevrier - Environmental Technician
Manages administration for the Essex Regional Office including determining completeness of plans, applications, and fees for projects needing a permit for non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd, and assists the public for permit/document searches.
ernestine.chevrier@vermont.gov 802-879-5661
Rutland Regional Office
David Swift - Regional Engineer
Manages the Rutland Regional Office for the receipt, review, and permitting of non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd.
dave.swift@vermont.gov 802-345-7493
Elias Erwin - Assistant Regional Engineer
Reviews and issues permits for non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd the for the Rutland Regional Office.
elias.erwin@vermont.gov 802-345-7557
Alicia Owen - Environmental Technician
Manages administration for the Rutland Regional Office including determining completeness of plans, applications, and fees for projects needing a permit for non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd, and assists the public for permit/document searches.
alicia.owen@vermont.gov 802-786-5900
Saint Johnsbury Regional Office
Richard Wilson - Regional Engineer
Manages the St. Johnsbury Regional Office for the receipt, review, and permitting of non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd.
richard.a.wilson@vermont.gov 802-505-3931
Sue Cross - Environmental Technician
Manages administration for the St. Johnsbury Regional Office including determining completeness of plans, applications, and fees for projects needing a permit for non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd, and assists the public for permit/document searches.
sue.cross@vermont.gov 802-751-0130
Springfield Regional Office
Terry Shearer - Regional Engineer
Manages the Springfield Regional Office for the receipt, review, and permitting of non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd.
terry.shearer@vermont.gov 802-591-0338
Jeffrey Svec - Assistant Regional Engineer
Reviews and issues permits for non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd the for the Springfield Regional Office.
jeff.svec@vermont.gov 802-591-0231
Terri-Lynn McMahon - Environmental Technician
Manages administration for the Springfield Regional Office including determining completeness of plans, applications, and fees for projects needing a permit for non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd, and assists the public for permit/document searches.
terri.mcmahon@vermont.gov 802-289-0631