Wastewater Systems and Potable Water Supplies

 

REGIONAL OFFICE PROGRAM

The Regional Office Program issues water/wastewater permits (WW Permits) for soil based wastewater systems with flows of less than 6,500 gallons per day, for potable water supplies (water supplies that are not public water supplies), and for municipal water and sewer connections. Permitting staff are located in five Regional Offices. Staff also administers the licensed designer program and reviews innovative and alternative systems for potential use in the state.

The regional offices map provides office, program and contact information for each region.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Financial assistance is also available to homeowners who need to replace their water or wastewater supply.

FORMS
Permit application forms
Exemption forms
Voluntary Revocation Request

GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS
Guidance, practices and procedures help applicants navigate the Regional Offices program.

Archived guidance documents, including rules, are also found here.

INNOVATIVE/ALTERNATIVE
Innovative and Alternative wastewater products approved by the program.

LICENSED DESIGNERS
Permits require a qualified licensed designer to design the water or wastewater system.

MUNICIPAL CONNECTIONS
Click on this link for information on Municipal Connections.

MUNICIPAL DELEGATION
Municipalities may receive permission to administer the WW permit program, called Municipal Delegation.

PERMITS/APPLICATIONS/FEES

PUBLIC EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
Regional Office Wastewater System & Potable Water Supply Program Public Education and Outreach page

REPORTED SEWAGE OVERFLOW INCIDENTS
View information regarding recent sewer overflows that have been reported to the Watershed Management Division's Wastewater Management Section.

RULES
All rules governing the regional office program are found on one page.

Power Point Presentation

Wastewater System and Potable Water Supply Rules Effective April 12, 2019

The power point slides were presented to designers to highlight changes between the September 29, 2007 Rules and the Rules adopted in April 12, 2019. The power point slides do not include all relevant information. Readers need to read the complete Sections and Subsections in the Rules effective April 12, 2019 to understand all requirements which may pertain to the landowner.

Rules Order Form

Water Supply Rule

TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The Regional Office program receives guidance on the technical issues of the Rules from the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) which is appointed by the Governor. Information on the scheduled meetings and meeting minutes can be found on the TAC page.

WELL INFORMATION - PRIVATE WATER SUPPLIES
Are you purchasing or selling a property with an onsite well?
You should read information regarding a law that was enacted during the 2011-12 legislative session concerning testing of private water supplies.

You can also find information about your private water supply (onsite well) from the Vermont Department of Health private well section and the Regional Office Wastewater System & Potable Water Supply Program Public Education and Outreach page.
REGIONAL OFFICE MAP
(Click on the Regional Office link for your town below)

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