Clean Watersheds Needs Survey

Vermont is participating in the 2022 National Clean Watersheds Needs Survey.  The survey starts March 1, 2022 and ends February 28, 2023 and performed by US EPA with participation from all of the States.  The survey collects reports and cost information for all of the projects that are planned and needed by states and municipalities to comply with our Clean Water Act obligations. EPA will then compile the survey information and create a report to Congress.

Documents Collected:  Preliminary Engineering Reports, Facilities Plans, Long Term Control Plans, Phosphorus Optimization Plans, Capital Improvement Plans, Flow Restoration Plans, etc...  Not sure on the document?  Please send it anyway.

Document Age:  Documents need to be 6 or less years old at the time of the state of the survey, March 1, 2022.  If your document is older, but still relevant, please send it along.

Project Eligiblity:  Report any project that is eligible to be federally funded by the Clean Water State Revolving Fund.  Eligibilities are limited to water quality projects based on the project type and borrower type. Note: regulatory status is not a CWSRF eligibility consideration. 

Funding Status: Projects reported cannot already have a funding committment at the time of the state of the survey, March 1, 2022.

Point Source Projects -

  1. Small Community Reporting Forms for communities with populations under 10,000 
    • ​Wastewater 
    • Gray Stormwater
    • Green Stormwater
  2. Large Community Reporting on an individual project basis

Non Point Source Projects -

  1. Vermont is creating a state specific approach for reporting on our Lake Champlain and Lake Memphremagog TMDL needs through the work that the Clean Water Initiative Program has been doing to estimate and document costs for compliance.  
  2. Vermont is also creating a state specific approach for reporting on our public and private decentralized wastewater needs.

 

To make a submittal use our online portal: (link)

 

Questions?  Contact: Lynnette Claudon, Lynnette.Claudon@Vermont.gov, 802-490-6226.

US EPA's CWNS Website