Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division Contact Information

Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division
One National Life Drive
Davis Building - 4th Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-3521
Main Telephone: 802-828-1535
Fax: 802-828-1541
The division pager is no longer in operation, please see below and contact staff during normal business hours.

Main Line Phone Coverage:
The DWGWP has initiated full time telework. While we will continue to answer the main phone line, you are encouraged to contact the responsible staff directly. Please refer to the job position title and brief description to help you find the correct staff member to contact. We will do everything we can to respond in a timely manner and appreciate your patience. 

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Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division Contact Information
Name, Position and Brief Job Description Email Address Phone
Bryan Redmond - Division Director
Manages the activities of the Division and provides national coordination on water supply issues.
bryan.redmond@vermont.gov 802-585-4900
Jordan Gonda - Legal Counsel
Department Counsel and provides legal guidance/interpretations for the division programs.
jordan.gonda@vermont.gov 802-338-7522
PUBLIC DRINKING WATER PROGRAM
Ben Montross - Drinking Water Program Manager
Manages the Public Drinking Water Section.

ben.montross@vermont.gov

802-498-8981
COMMUNITY OPERATIONS
Dana Nagy - Drinking Water Community Operations Section Supervisor
Oversees the community water system sanitary survey program, provides technical operational assistance, and prepares operating permits for public community drinking water systems.
dana.nagy@vermont.gov 802-477-3418
Heather Collins - Community System Operations Specialist
Conducts sanitary surveys, provides technical operational assistance and prepares operating permits for PCWS.
heather.collins@vermont.gov 802-461-3722
Matthew Caldwell - Community System Operations Specialist
Conducts sanitary surveys, provides technical operational assistance and prepares operating permits for PCWS.
matthew.caldwell@vermont.gov 802-522-6409
Andrew Ferguson - Community System Operations Specialist
Conducts sanitary surveys, provides technical operational assistance and prepares operating permits for PCWS.
andrew.ferguson@vermont.gov 802-585-8089
Matthew Hunt -Community System Operations Specialist
Conducts sanitary surveys, provides technical operational assistance and prepares operating permits for PCWS.
matthew.hunt@vermont.gov 802-505-5490
NON-COMMUNITY OPERATIONS
Meredith Maskell - Non-Community System Supervisor
Conducts sanitary surveys, Source Water Assessments, GWUDI determination, issues operating permits for Non-Transient Non-Community and Transient Non-Community water systems and provides technical assistance.
meredith.maskell@vermont.gov 802-585-4896
Vacant - Non-Community System Specialist
Conducts sanitary surveys, Source Water Assessments, GWUDI determination, issues operating permits for NC water systems and provides technical assistance.
   
Ashliegh Belrose - Non-Community System Specialist
Conducts sanitary surveys, Source Water Assessments, GWUDI determination, issues operating permits for NC water systems and provides technical assistance.
ashliegh.belrose@vermont.gov 802-636-7528
Amanda Faust - Non-Community System Specialist
Conducts sanitary surveys, Source Water Assessments, GWUDI determination, issues operating permits for NC water systems and provides technical assistance.
amanda.faust@vermont.gov 802-636-7368
ENGINEERING and WATER RESOURCES
Sille Larsen - Engineering and Water Resources Section Supervisor
Oversees the Engineering and Water Resources Programs. Assigns permit applications for review and issuance by staff. Division's main point of contact for water resources and engineering related aspects of the program. Leads the program's groundwater protection, management, and coordination efforts. 
sille.larsen@vermont.gov 802-522-8709
Allison Murphy, P.E. - Division Engineer
Issues construction permits for water systems throughout Vermont. Provides engineering support for other regulatory programs administered by the Division.
allison.murphy@vermont.gov 802-272-2449
William Nickerson - Division Engineer
Issues construction permits for water systems throughout Vermont. Provides engineering support for other regulatory programs administered by the Division.
william.nickerson@vermont.gov 802-249-4359
Catie Bartone - Division Engineer
Issues construction permits for water systems throughout Vermont. Provides engineering support for other regulatory programs administered by the Division.
catharine.bartone@vermont.gov 802-272-0411
Ray Solomon - Environmental Scientist
Provides technical assistance to primarily surface water systems regarding application of water treatment chemicals in the process of filtration and disinfection. Assists water systems with pilot studies for various treatment processes and provides water chemistry training.
ray.solomon@vermont.gov 802-585-4895
Scott Stewart - Division Hydrogeologist
Develops, implements, and maintains comprehensive groundwater management program. Manages the Groundwater Protection Rule and Strategy. Assists with groundwater reclassification petitions. Issues water supply source permits for the entire State of Vermont, as well as, manages the Well Driller Licensing Rule, well construction standards and serves as contact point for drought issues.
scott.stewart@vermont.gov 802-585-4910
Vacant - Division Hydrogeologist
Reviews applications and issues water supply source permits and groundwater withdrawal permits. Assists with groundwater reclassification petitions. Provides hydrogeological review and advice across the division.
   
Heather Campbell - Cyanobacteria Coordinator
Coordinates cyanobacteria/cyanotoxin response activities. Manages Well Driller Licensing Program. Manages and issues imported (non-VT sources) bottled water approvals to sell in Vermont. Manages Well Driller Licensing and Reporting Program.  Reviews large groundwater withdrawal reports. Manages well completion reports. Resupplies well tags and well completion reports.
heather.campbell@vermont.gov 802-585-4893
Laura Ranker - Source Protection Specialist
Assists municipalities and water systems by developing outreach, education, and technical assistance to create actionable source water protection plans. Develops a pro-active program to reduce the risks of contamination for active or potential public water supplies, such as by assisting with groundwater reclassification to Class I or II. Assists in developing source water redundancy.
laura.ranker@vermont.gov 802-585-9478
capacity and operator certification
Megan Young - Capacity Development and Operator Certification Program
Manages a number of initiatives that helps the State meet the Capacity Development Program provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act. Oversees the public drinking water system operator certification program. Assists systems with long range plans, asset management plans, water audits and budget/user rate reviews.
megan.young@vermont.gov 802-585-4903
Joshua Lochhead - Capacity Development Program Specialist
Assists with a number of initiatives that helps the State meet the Capacity Development Program provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act. Assists systems with long range plans, asset management plans, water audits and budget/user rate reviews.
joshua.lochhead@vermont.gov 802-622-4831
Meagan Cummings - Capacity Development and Operator Certification Program Specialist
Coordinates the Operator Certification Program. Assists with a number of initiatives that helps the State meet the Capacity Development Program provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act. Assists systems with long range plans, asset maangement plans, water audits, and budget/user rate reviews. 
meagan.cummings@vermont.gov 802-636-7222
COMPLIANCE
Jeff Girard - Compliance Section Supervisor
Manages compliance and water quality monitoring of public water systems. Participates in operator training. Ground Water Rule implementation. Receives public notice certifications.
jeff.girard@vermont.gov 802-585-0314
Janelle Wilbur - Compliance Analyst
Coordinates implementation and compliance for the Chemical Contaminants Rule (Phase II/V + Arsenic Rule), Radionuclides Rule, Manganese, PFAS monitoring and maximum contaminant level (MCL) compliance. Manages incoming chemical monitoring data for all public drinking water systems and in-state bottled water facilities. Sets routine monitoring schedules and required chemical monitoring frequencies. Maintains database integrity. Processes and determines eligibility for monitoring waivers. Receives public notice certifications. Participates in water operator training with related classes.
janelle.wilbur@vermont.gov 802-585-4898
Amy Galford - Compliance Analyst
Coordinates implementation and compliance for the Lead and Copper Rule and Disinfection Byproducts Rule for Community and NTNC systems. This includes sampling requirements, sampling location plans, compliance schedules, and violations. Trains water operators in related classes.
amy.galford@vermont.gov 802-585-4891
David Love - Compliance Analyst
Manages Total Coliform Rule implementation and compliance for community and NTNC systems. Manages Ground Water Rule implementation and compliance. Addresses boil water notices, consumer complaints and bulk water hauling. Participates in Operator Training. Reviews coliform sampling plans.
david.love@vermont.gov 802-585-4902
Tanya Dyson - Compliance Analyst
Determines Total Coliform Rule and Groundwater Rule Compliance for TNC systems. Determines compliance with operating permits and other legal documents for Community and NTNC systems. Manages Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) and Public Notification Rules, including issuing and processing CCRs and public notice & certifications received from systems.
tanya.dyson@vermont.gov 802-461-6143
ADMINistrative services
Bridget Phillips - Administrative Services Coordinator
Oversees administrative services including processing applications for construction, source and imported bottled water permits, maintaining accounts receivable information, and operating permit billing, processing checks received. Also entering chemical data, contact information for Operator and Well Driller Certification and renewals. Serves as Records Liaison and manages archiving and scanning of records.
bridget.phillips@vermont.gov 802-477-2237
Lucy Couture - Environmental Technician
Data entry of coliform test results, data entry of monthly water usage, reviews groundwater monthly operations reports, processing of outgoing mail, preparation of public notice requests, receipt of faxes.
lucy.couture@vermont.gov 802-585-4899
Tom Harrington - Environmental Technician
Processes applications for Operator certification and renewals, exams and checks received, issues certificates, enters and maintains credit hours for Operators. Enters and updates water system contact information. Processes outgoing and incoming mail and maintains archiving and scanning of records and correspondence.
tom.harrington@vermont.gov 802-461-6357
Vacant - Environmental Technician
Processes applications for construction, source, and operating permits, assists with accounts receivable information, permit billing and processes checks received, verifies and updates water system contact information for community and NTNC water systems. Enters chemical data and domestic bottled water data, updates data bases and maintains archiving and scanning of records. Serves as the Drinking Water Program website administrator.
   
Patrick Southern - IT Systems Developer
Builds and maintains the Division's IT systems, databases, and applications. Provides SDWIS oversight and support, and provides technical support and data analysis for staff and public, EPA reporting.
patrick.southern@vermont.gov  
Indirect Discharge
Bryan Harrington - Indirect Discharge and UIC Supervisor
Oversees the Indirect Discharge and UIC Permit Programs. Reviews applications for indirect discharge permits, renewals and amendments; reviews monitoring data and checks for compliance with permit conditions and requirements; pursues correction of failed systems; initiates enforcement actions and prepares groundwork for enforcement cases; provides guidance on Indirect Discharge Rules, procedures, standards; conducts inspections of permitted facilities.
bryan.harrington@vermont.gov 802-505-0972
Edward Greiner - Environmental Analyst
Reviews applications for indirect discharge permits, renewals and amendments; reviews monitoring data and checks for compliance with permit conditions and requirements; pursues correction of failed systems; initiates enforcement actions and prepares groundwork for enforcement cases; provides guidance on Indirect Discharge Rules, procedures, standards; conducts inspections of permitted facilities.
edward.greiner@vermont.gov 802-622-4214
Sharon Bissell - Program Technician
Provides administrative and technical support to the Indirect Discharge, UIC and Regional Office water/wastewater permitting programs. Generates invoices and processes applications and fees for the Indirect Discharge and UIC programs. Manages documents, including data entry; and scanning, filing and recording various compliance reviews, monitoring data and inspection reports. Also processes refunds and updates the Division’s website pages, including posting public notices for draft permits. Supports the Licensed Designer continuing education trainings and exam administrative activities. Records Liaison for the Regional Office and Central Office wastewater programs.

sharon.bissell@vermont.gov

802-477-3312
Underground Injection Control (UIC) and indirect discharge Programs
Nathan Kie - Underground Injection Control Program Administrator and Indirect Discharge Support
Administers the Underground Injection Control (UIC) program and reviews and issues permits for projects for compliance with the UIC Rules.  Reviews applications for indirect discharge permits, renewals and amendments; reviews monitoring data and checks for compliance with permit conditions and requirements; pursues correction of failed systems; initiates enforcement actions and prepares groundwork for enforcement cases; provides guidance on Indirect Discharge Rules, procedures, standards; conducts inspections of permitted facilities.
nathan.kie@vermont.gov 802-522-3008
Regional Offices
Bruce Douglas - Programs Manager
Manages the five Regional Offices, Indirect Discharge and Underground Injection Control Programs.
bruce.douglas@vermont.gov 802-636-7545
Cristin Ashmankas - Program Hydrogeologist and Sedimentologist
Manages the Licensed Designer Program. Review and Approval of Innovative/Alternative Systems. Review of hydrogeological and soil analyses for wastewater systems and water supplies.
cristin.ashmankas@vermont.gov 802-522-3257
Michael Mezzacapo - Environmental Analyst
Researches and notifies landowners of permit conditions that need annual reports to be submitted to the Division.
michael.mezzacapo@vermont.gov 802-636-7115
Dave Swift - Environmental Analyst
Member of the Onsite Wastewater & Water Supply Compliance Team, reviews reports and assists in permitting for the wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd for the Regional Office Program.
dave.swift@vermont.gov 802-345-7493
Montpelier Regional Office
Carl Fuller - Northern District
Supervisor and Regional Engineer
Manages the Essex, Montpelier and St. Johnsbury Regional Offices for the receipt, review, and permitting of non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd.
carl.fuller@vermont.gov 802-505-3938
Robert Pelosi - Regional Engineer
Reviews and issues permits for non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd for the Montpelier Regional Office.
robert.pelosi@vermont.gov 802-522-8406
Patty D'Avignon - Environmental Technician
Manages the Montpelier Regional Office for the receipt, review, and permitting of non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd including determining completeness of plans, applications, and fees and assists the public for permit/document searches.
patty.davignon@vermont.gov 802-828-5034
Essex Regional Office
Denise Johnson-Terk - Regional Engineer
Reviews and issues permits for non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd for the Essex Regional Office.
denise.johnson-terk@vermont.gov 802-249-6277
Allison Lowry - Regional Engineer
Reviews and issues permits for non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd the for the Essex Regional Office.

allison.lowry@vermont.gov

802-557-7532
Ernestine Chevrier - Environmental Technician
Manages administration for the Essex Regional Office including determining completeness of plans, applications, and fees for projects needing a permit for non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd, and assists the public for permit/document searches.
ernestine.chevrier@vermont.gov 802-879-5661
Rutland Regional Office
vacant - Regional Engineer
Reviews and issues permits for non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd for the Rutland Regional Office.
   
vacant - Regional Engineer
Reviews and issues permits for non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd the for the Rutland Regional Office.
   
Alicia Owen - Environmental Technician
Manages administration for the Rutland Regional Office including determining completeness of plans, applications, and fees for projects needing a permit for non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd, and assists the public for permit/document searches.
alicia.owen@vermont.gov 802-786-5900
Saint Johnsbury Regional Office
Eric Deratzian - Regional Engineer
Reviews and issues permits for non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd the for the St. Johnsbury Regional Office.
eric.deratzian@vermont.gov 802-505-3931
Sue Cross - Environmental Technician
Manages administration for the St. Johnsbury Regional Office including determining completeness of plans, applications, and fees for projects needing a permit for non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd, and assists the public for permit/document searches.
sue.cross@vermont.gov 802-751-0130
Springfield Regional Office
Terry Shearer - Southern District
Supervisor and Regional Engineer
Manages the Rutland and Springfield Regional Office for the receipt, review, and permitting of non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd.
terry.shearer@vermont.gov 802-591-0338
Jeffrey Svec - Regional Engineer
Reviews and issues permits for non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd the for the Springfield Regional Office.
jeff.svec@vermont.gov 802-591-0231
Terri-Lynn McMahon - Environmental Technician
Manages administration for the Springfield Regional Office including determining completeness of plans, applications, and fees for projects needing a permit for non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd, and assists the public for permit/document searches.
terri.mcmahon@vermont.gov 802-289-0631