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Public Community and NTNC Water Systems

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Public Community Water Systems

Public Community drinking water systems are defined in the Vermont Water Supply Rule as a public water system which serves at least 15 service connections used by year-round residents or regularly serves at least 25 year-round residents.  Essentially, any source or combination of sources of water which has the ability to serve at least 25 individuals or 15 residential connections through a common distribution system is considered a community water system. Community water systems in Vermont range from small 15 connection condominium associations to the largest cities, and encompasses everything in between.  

Community systems include condominium associations, fire districts, municipal entities, mobile home parks, co-housing associations, and home owners associations.   If you are considering building a new community system or transitioning from an existing TNC or NTNC system into a community system, please contact the DWGWPD capacity program. Community systems are also required to provide Consumer Confidence Reports yearly.

Non-Transient Non-Community (NTNC) Water Systems

NTNC systems are defined by the Vermont Water Supply Rule as a public water system that is not a public community water system and that regularly serves at least 25 of the same person daily for more than six months per year.  This is interpreted to apply to all non-residential systems that serve at least 25 of the same people for six months or more.  NTNC systems can include schools, daycares, office buildings and factories, assuming they all serve 25 or more of the same people (students/staff/employees) for six months or more. 

Requirements for Systems

Community and NTNC Systems are subject to the following, including but not limited to:

Water system officials must maintain an updated contact list utilizing the WATER SYSTEM OFFICIALS CONTACT FORM.

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