The Legislature, through the Groundwater Protection Rule and Strategy, has established groundwater in the state as a resource held in trust for the public.
There are four classes of groundwater:
In response to per- and polyfluorinatedalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination in Vermont's environment, Act 21 (S.49), an act relating to the regulation of polyfluoroalkyl substances in drinking and surface waters, was passed by the Legislature and signed by Governor Scott in May, 2019. This law established an interim standard of 20 parts per trillion of detected PFAS compounds in Public Community and Non-Transient Non-Community Water Systems.
Introduction: The Water Investment Division coordinates investment of State and federal funding to all types of clean water and drinking water infrastrcuture in Vermont. The Division manages the State Revolving Loan Funds (SRF) for clean water and drinking water infrastructure, and the Department’s proportion of annual Clean Water Fund and Capital Fund dollars that support water infrastructure throughout Vermont. The Division coordinates annual reporting for all funds, publishing annual State Revolving Fund, Clean Water Investment, and Tact
State Agencies Work to Remove PFAS Contamination from Rutland Business Park Water System
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Groundwater Protection, Management and Coordination
The Vermont legislature created Chapter 48 to set up a comprehensive groundwater management program and put groundwater in trust for the public now and for future generations. The three main components are:
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