Latest Upates

Vermont PFAS Roadmap Released - Since discovering PFOA in Bennington and North Bennington in 2016, the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has partnered with other state and federal agencies to clean up existing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and mitigate current and future exposures.  A document outlining important actions already taken and next steps to be addressed is now available.

The latest Community Update was released in December 2020.  Topics addressed include:

Waterline Extension Work: Currently 365 connections to municipal water have been installed, a total of 480 residences or business are eligible for connection.  Work is complete in the Westside, and substainally complete in the Eastside.
Updates on Treatment Systems: Saint-Gobain maintenance and monitoring.
Spring 2021 Sampling: Work scheduled to begin in early April.
Bottled Water: This service will be discontinued.
Bennington Groundwater Reclassification: Draft petition to be released and public comment to begin in late January.
Ongoing Response During Pandemic:  All field work must comply with state directives.

If you have concerns or questions, please contact John Schmeltzer john.schmeltzer@vermont.gov at 802 249-5620 or Richard.Spiese@vermont.gov at 802 249-5083.

We will provide further updates as necessary due to changing conditions or updated directives.

Vermont PFAS Investigation and Response