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

September 03, 2002
Robert F. Gordon (H2O Well Drilling Co.)

WATERBURY, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Secretary Scott Johnstone today announced that the Enforcement Division has formally settled an environmental violation involving Robert F. Gordon, who owns H20 Well Drilling Company in Vermont. The settlement includes a $5,000 supplemental environmental project.

Through the Agency's investigation, it was discovered that Gordon, in the course of doing business, drilled several wells in various locations in the St. Albans area and in Hinesburg without a well drilling license. He also failed to affix identification tags to wells and send well reports to the Water Supply Division within ninety days of completing construction, as required by state law for new and serviced wells.

The matter came to light as a result of a citizen complaint that was investigated by Environmental Enforcement Officer Reg Smith. After the investigation was completed, Gordon was notified of the violations and agreed to settle the matter.

The settlement was reduced to an assurance of discontinuance and was so ordered by the Environmental Court on August 2, 2002. In it, Gordon agreed to comply with the applicable regulations and fund a $5,000 supplemental environmental project.


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

Environmental Enforcement Officer: Reg Smith
For Further Information please contact:
Attorney Catherine Gjessing at 802-241 3820