State of Vermont
Agency of Natural Resources
Department of Environmental Conservation
Compliance & Enforcement Division
Press Release

June 20, 2002
Pierre Gagnon (Washington North Mobile Home Park)

Agency of Natural Resources Secretary Scott Johnstone today announced that the Enforcement Division has formally settled an environmental violation involving Pierre Gagnon. Gagnon owns and operates the Washington North Mobile Home Park in the town of Washington. The settlement includes a $2,500 penalty.

Through the Agency's investigation, it was discovered that the mobile home park’s water system failed to comply with the water supply rules. These violations included failing to submit monthly reports, develop a source protection plan, install and maintain a standby disinfection system, and develop and maintain an operation and maintenance manual.

The matter came to light as a result of the Agency's routine compliance monitoring. After an Administrative Order was filed, Gagnon agreed to settle the matter.

The settlement was reduced to an assurance of discontinuance and was so ordered by the Environmental Court on June 14, 2002. In it, Gagnon agreed to comply with the water supply rules and pay a civil penalty of $2,500.

Involved Program: Water Supply Division of the Department of Environmental Conservation

For Further Information please contact:
Attorney Gary Kessler at 802-241 3820