drinking water


Cyanobacteria Importance to Drinking Water Facilities

PCWS, NTNC, TNC and Domestic Bottled and Bulk Water Operating Permits


All Public Water Supply Systems (PCWS, NTNC, TNC) are required to have a source water permit for any new source, hydrofracturing or deepening of an existing source, or any increase in withdrawal of an existing source. Applicants for a permit must comply with the Water Supply Rule Chapter 21.

The Source Permit Program Map indicates which hydrogeologist is responsible for which county.

Consumer Confidence Reports

ANNOUNCEMENT: 2020 CCR Templates will be available on April 13th 2021.

All Public Community Water Systems are required to provide Consumer Confidence Reports (CCRs) to their consumers by July 1. 

The electronic CCR templates are designed to help Public Community Water Systems create individual CCR’s for the previous Calendar Year.  CCRs in ascending order by Water Supply Identification number (WSID #) are presented here:

Rules and Regulations

Drinking Water Related Rules

Rules and regulations that apply to drinking water systems in the state of Vermont. This includes state statutes as well as federal guidelines that apply to regulated drinking water systems in Vermont.

Water Supply Rule - For Public Water Systems that serve 25 or more people
Adopted Water Supply Rule effective March 17, 2020

Well Drillers Licensing and Reporting

The Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division licenses well drillers constructing wells in the State of Vermont, in addition to, maintains a database of wells drilled and their locations.



Radioactivity - Naturally Occuring in Rock, Soil and Water

Installer Program

The Regional Office Program is developing a new voluntary installer program for contractors who install onsite wastewater treatment (septic) systems and potable water supply connections.  The concept is to provide installers the information and training associated with the proper siting, design, and construction of wastewater systems and potable water supplies that are regulated by the Wastewater System and Potable Water Supply Rules. 

Training classes will be developed based on best practices and the requirements contained in the Wastewater System and Potable Water Supply Rules.


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