Below is information previously posted on the main Bennington Reclassification page during the period when the Draft Findings of Fact and Reclassification Order was posted for public review and comment.
Linked to above are proposed revisions to the finding of facts and formal reclassification order. These revisions are in response to comments from the community. The proposed revisions:
- Clarify that the Class IV designation does not apply to existing water supplies that continue to test below the regulatory standard for PFAS. This means that these wells are potable.
- Specify the criteria on which a water supply that has or has had PFAS will be considered potable in the future, meaning that the Class IV designation would no longer apply to this water supply.
- Clarify the conditions on which newly permitted wells are considered a potable water supply, meaning the Class IV designation does not apply.
The comment deadline for the proposed reclassification was May 28, 2021.
Public Meeting Information
A virtual public meeting was held on May 11, 2021.
May 11, 2021 Presentation Slides
A public meeting was held on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 6:00 pm - the video and presentation information are now available.
A presentation was provided at the April 12, 2021 Bennington Selectboard meeting. Presentation information is available.