Villages form the heart of Vermont’s rural communities, but more than 200 villages lack community sewer systems, hampering revitalization. To overcome this challenge, Vermont has formed an interagency Village Wastewater Initiative Committee (VWIC) led by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). The committee meets biweekly to discuss progress of the villages, development of tools and resources, and coordination between funders and service providers.
Drought – The prospect of limited to severe drought has increased over the years. In recent memory we have experienced short and long term drought conditions – from very dry summers to 1-2 years. The mid-1960s, up to recent – 2001, 2015-16. The ANR Drought Plan has been incorporated into the State Emergency Operations Plan.
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Designers of water supply and wastewater treatment systems regulated under the Environmental Protection Rules, Chapter 1, Wastewater System and Potable Water Supply Rules (WWR), are described in Subchapter 7 - Designer Licensing.