The Clean Water Initiative Program coordinates with State of Vermont and federal agencies to fund, track, and report priority projects to restore Vermont’s rivers, streams, lakes, ponds, and wetlands. State of Vermont clean water funds target projects that reduce nutrient and sediment pollution across various land use sectors. These projects - applied across the landscape - result in nutrient and sediment pollution reductions necessary for surface waters to meet State of Vermont water quality standards. Pollution reductions are described in clean water restoration plans known as "Total Maximum Daily Loads" (TMDLs), and are further supported by programs under the Vermont Clean Water Act (Act 64 of 2019) and the Combined Sewer Overflow Rule of 2016.
- Clean Water Initiative Annual Reports
- Clean Water Portal
- Clean Water Project Explorer
- Clean Water Project Explorer Frequently Asked Questions
- Vermont Clean Water Initiative 2019 Performance Report (January 2020)
- Vermont Clean Water Initiative 2018 Investment Report (January 2019)
- Vermont Clean Water Initiative 2017 Investment Report (January 2018)
- Vermont Clean Water Initiative 2016 Investment Report (December 2016)
Additional reports can be found on the Reports webpage.
The Clean Water Portal is an online platform that houses a variety of clean water tools to assist with project planning, searching existing projects, funding opportunities, and more. Tools on the portal include:
- Clean Water Project Explorer
- Watershed Projects Database (WPD) Search
- Water Quality Project Screening Tool
- Funding Opportunities Tool
- Stormwater Treatment Practice (STP) Calculator
- Clean Water Cashboard (coming soon!)
The Clean Water Project Explorer is an interactive application that displays clean water project information, including funding, results, and nutrient reductions from the State of Vermont's clean water tracking database. Users can search clean water project data from six state agencies and download individual project reports. These agencies include:
The Explorer was developed by the Agency of Natural Resources as part of the Governor’s PIVOT Initiative.
The Explorer complements the Vermont Clean Water Initiative 2019 Performance Report and includes projects that have been funded (i.e., projects in progress) or completed from State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2016 to 2019. In addition, the Explorer includes potential projects in various stages of development, identified through Tactical Basin Planning and listed in the Watershed Projects Database (WPD).
Do you have questions about the Clean Water Project Explorer? Find your answers below.
2. Once you have clicked on a location pin there is afunction in the pop-up that will enable you to center in on the selected project.
3. Control +/- on Microsoft Windows PC to zoom in and out.
4. Command +/- on an Apple Mac to zoom in and out.
In order to narrow the scope of your search please utilize the search tool to filter your results by specific parameters.
View your search results in two displays: list view and map view.
List view displays a summary of information on each project searched in table format.
Map view displays projects within a defined geographic location. Click on location pins to view project information and reports.
To find a certain project, for example:
I wish to find all stormwater projects implemented in Chittenden county by the Agency of Natural Resources:
You can narrow your search by town, county, or basin depending on how narrow a scope you wish to look. Once you have selected your area (example: Town of Barnard) you can search for all projects in that area.
1. Using the project listing table
After entering search parameters find the “Search Results” at the top next to the search feature. Please select the gray down V arrow. A list of projects fitting your search parameters will appear. Click the project name link above the project type in large bolded font and a new tab will open in your browser with the project report page.
2. Using the project location point on map
After entering search parameters within the search tool click the location pin of a project and within the pop-up will be the “Project Report” at the bottom. Click this and a new tab will open in your browser with the generated report.
In the project report tab, click the export drop down menu and export it as a PDF.
Potential Projects: Projects that have been identified for development in the Watershed Projects Database (WPD). Initial project development may be necessary to secure support. Projects continuously updated according to the WPD. Projects may not be screened to confirm eligibility related to adverse impacts to natural resources and permit feasibility.
Projects in Progress: Projects funded through State of Vermont agencies that are not complete as of the end of SFY 2019. Projects are reported in the 2019 Annual Performance Report, updated annually.
Completed Projects: Projects funded through State of Vermont agencies that are complete and their results are reported in the 2019 Annual Performance Report, updated annually.
Data for Projects in Progress and Completed Projects is updated on an annual basis, parallel with the release of our Annual Clean Water Performance Report, released in mid-January.
Data for Potential projects is pulled directly from the Watershed Projects Database (WPD)
If you notice data is incorrect or missing on an “In Progress” or a “Completed” project, please keep in mind that this information is updated on an annual basis and changes made to projects may not be reflected until the beginning of the year.
If there is incorrect data on a Potential project, please contact your basin planner. You can use the Project Screening tool found in the Clean Water Portal for contact information.
For incorrect data on projects in progress or completed projects, please email email@example.com.