Laws and Regulations


Water Supply Rule - For Public Water Systems that serve 25 or more people
Adopted Water Supply Rule-effective December 1, 2010
Previous Water Supply Rule-dated April 5, 2005

Federal Drinking Water Regulations: Title 40 Volume 22 Chapter 1 Parts 141, 142 &143 - Effective July 1, 2013
Part 141 – National Primary Drinking Water Regulations   
Part 142 - National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Implementation
Part 143 – National Secondary Drinking Water Regulations 

Well Driller Licensing Rule
Adopted Well Driller Licensing Rule - effective Sept. 20, 2002

Groundwater Protection Rule & Strategy
Chapter 12 - Groundwater Protection Rule and Strategy - effective July 11, 2018
(Archived) Chapter 12 - Groundwater Protection Rule and Strategy - effective December 12, 2016
(Archived) Chapter 12 - Groundwater Protection Rule and Strategy - effective February 14, 2005
Interim Procedure for Implementation of Groundwater Public Trust
Interim Groundwater Quality Standards - effective March 18, 2015

Groundwater Withdrawal Reporting & Permitting Rule
Chapter 24 -Groundwater Withdrawal Reporting & Permitting Rule - effective June 22, 2011

Wastewater System and Potable Water Supply Rule
Wastewater System and Potable Water Supply Rule - effective September 25, 2007

See also:

Indirect Discharge Rules
The Indirect Discharge Rules (IDR), Chapter 14 of the Environmental Protection Rules, became effective on April 30, 2003 and contain the requirements for permitting land-based, sewage disposal facilities with design flows of greater than 6,499 gallons per day. Subchapter 4 of the IDR contains information on how to apply for an initial Indirect Discharge Permit and how to apply for renewal of an issued permit or permit amendment. In addition, many indirect discharging systems are authorized under the General Permit and Subchapter 4 also contains information for those system owners. Finally, information related to disposal of non-sewage wastes can be found on that page.

Underground Injection Control (UIC) Rule
Final UIC Rule effective October 29, 2014

Vermont State Statutes
Vermont State Statutes On-Line Website
Title 10 VSA Chapter 56 - Public Water Supply
Title 10 VSA Chapter 48 - Ground Water Protection
Act 199: An Act Relating to Groundwater Withdrawal Permit Program
Act 193: Lead in Consumer Products (regarding plumbing supplies)

Procedures, Practices, and Guidance Documents


Indirect Discharge

Wastewater and Potable Water Supply