Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division Contact Information

Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division
Davis Building - 4th Floor
One National Life Drive
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.

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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
Ellen Parr Doering - Deputy Division Director
Assists in managing the activities of the Division.
ellen.parrdoering@vermont.gov 802-236-1483
Vacant - Attorney
Department Counsel and provides legal guidance/interpretations for the division programs.
   
Engineering & Operations - Community and Non-Transient Non-Community
Tim Raymond - Engineering and Operations Section Chief
Supervises the engineering and operations functions of the Division's Engineering and Operations Section, including inspection and permitting of instate (domestic) bottled & bulk water systems, and the coordination of emergency response activities.
tim.raymond@vermont.gov 802-371-7614
Patrick Smart, P.E. - Engineering Section Supervisor
Provides engineering support for other regulatory programs administered by the Division.
patrick.smart@vermont.gov 802-461-5661
Vacant - Division Engineer
Issues construction permits for water systems throughout Vermont. Provides engineering support for other regulatory programs administered by the Division.
   
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
Vacant - Drinking Water Operations Section Supervisor
Oversees the sanitary survey program. Provides technical operational assistance and prepares operating permits for NTNC & PCWS.
   
Heather Collins - Systems Operations Specialist
Conducts sanitary surveys, provides technical operational assistance and prepares operating permits for NTNC & PCWS.
heather.collins@vermont.gov 802-461-3722
Matthew Caldwell - Systems Operations Specialist
Conducts sanitary surveys, provides technical operational assistance and prepares operating permits for NTNC & PCWS.
matthew.caldwell@vermont.gov 802-522-6409
Dana Nagy - Systems Operations Specialist
Conducts sanitary surveys, provides technical operational assistance and prepares operating permits for NTNC & PCWS.
dana.nagy@vermont.gov 802-477-3418
Vacant - Systems Operations Specialist
Conducts sanitary surveys, provides technical operational assistance and prepares operating permits for NTNC & PCWS.
   
Andrew Ferguson - Systems Operations Specialist
Conducts sanitary surveys, provides technical operational assistance and prepares operating permits for NTNC & PCWS.
andrew.ferguson@vermont.gov 802-585-8089
Megan Young - Capacity Development Program
Manages 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.
megan.young@vermont.gov 802-585-4903
Joshua Lochhead - Capacity 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
Compliance and Support SERVICES
Ben Montross - Compliance and Support Services Section Chief
Manages the Compliance and Support Services for the Division. Drinking water and jurisdictional & Water Supply Rule questions, federal & state regulatory coordination, and coordinating formal enforcement against public drinking water systems.
ben.montross@vermont.gov 802-498-8981
Helen Banevicius - 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.
helen.banevicius@vermont.gov 802-585-4892
Lucy Couture - Program Services Clerk
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
Beth Bannar - 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.
elizabeth.bannar@vermont.gov 802-622-4448
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
Catharine Bartone - Environmental Analyst
Provides technical assistance to schools and child care centers sampling for lead in drinking water under act 66 of 2019. Including remediation assistance, follow-up sampling guidance, and overall education into likely sources of lead in plumbing.
catharine.bartone@vermont.gov 802-272-0411
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 802-622-4242
Jeff Girard - Compliance and Certification Manager
Manages compliance and monitoring of public water systems, violations, and Operator Certification program. Participates in operator training. Ground Water Rule implementation. Receives public notice certifications.
jeff.girard@vermont.gov 802-585-0314
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. Coordinates the Operator Certification Program. 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
Janelle Wilbur - Compliance Analyst
Oversees chemical water quality data for public drinking water systems, sets routine monitoring schedules as well as required chemical monitoring frequencies, and maintains database integrity. Manages the Radionuclides Rule, Arsenic Rule, and Chemical Contaminants (Phase II/V) Rule implementation and compliance. Reviews, issues, and determines eligibility for chemical monitoring waivers.
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
TNC Program
Meredith Maskell - Transient Non-Community System Supervisor
Transient Non-Community Program supervisor – conducts sanitary surveys, Source Water Assessments, GWUDI determination, issues operating permits for TNC water systems and technical assistance.
meredith.maskell@vermont.gov 802-585-4896
Bridget Phillips- Transient Non-Community System Specialist
Conducts sanitary surveys, Source Water Assessments, GWUDI determination, issues operating permits for TNC water systems and technical assistance.
bridget.phillips@vermont.gov 802-477-2237
Water Resources
Rodney Pingree - Water Resources Section Chief
Oversees the Water Resources Section managing public water source-related activities and groundwater protection such as source water permits, well driller licensing and well completion report database, large groundwater withdrawal permits and reporting, groundwater reclassification, and out-of-state bottled water approvals.
rodney.pingree@vermont.gov 802-585-4912
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
Graham Bradley - 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.
grahame.bradley@vermont.gov  802-622-4129
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
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
Vacant - 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.
   
Sharon Bissell - Environmental 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) Program
Nathan Kie - Underground Injection Control Program Administrator
Administers the Underground Injection Control (UIC) program and reviews and issues permits for projects for compliance with the UIC Rules.
nathan.kie@vermont.gov 802-522-3008
Regional Offices
Ernie Christianson - Programs Manager
Manages the five Regional Offices, Indirect Discharge and Underground Injection Control Programs.
ernest.christianson@vermont.gov 802-585-4884
Vacant - Program Hydrogeologist and Soil Geologist
Manages the Licensed Designer Program. Review and Approval of Innovative/Alternative Systems. Review of hydrogeological and soil analyses for wastewater systems and water supplies.
ernest.christianson@vermont.gov 802-585-4884
Christina Russo - Environmental Analyst
Researches and notifies landowners of permit conditions that need annual reports to be submitted to the Division.
chris.russo@vermont.gov 802-585-4885
Cristin Ashmankas - Environmental Analyst
Reviews and issues permits for non-public water systems, public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd for the Regional Office Program.
cristin.ashmankas@vermont.gov 802-522-3257
Montpelier Regional Office
Carl Fuller - Regional Engineer
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.
carl.fuller@vermont.gov 802-505-3938
Robert Pelosi - Assistant 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
William Zabiloski - Regional Engineer
Manages the Essex Regional Office for the receipt, review, and permitting of non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd.
bill.zabiloski@vermont.gov 802-557-5773
Allison Lowry - Assistant 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
David Swift - Regional Engineer
Manages the Rutland Regional Office for the receipt, review, and permitting of non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd.
dave.swift@vermont.gov 802-345-7493
Elias Erwin - Assistant 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.
elias.erwin@vermont.gov 802-345-7557
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
Richard Wilson - Regional Engineer
Manages the St. Johnsbury Regional Office for the receipt, review, and permitting of non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd.
richard.a.wilson@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 - Regional Engineer
Manages the 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 - Assistant 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