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

September 16, 2002
Whispering Pines Mobile Home Park

WATERBURY, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Secretary Scott Johnstone today announced that the Enforcement Division has formally settled an environmental violation involving Whispering Pines Mobile Home Park. This respondent owns and operates a public community water system in the town of Clarendon. The settlement includes a $4,500 penalty.

Through the Agency's investigation, it was discovered that Whispering Pines Mobile Home Park did not properly operate its water system when it failed to do the following, as required by Vermont Water Supply Rules: conduct necessary testing, submit reports related to the testing, issue public notice, and prepare a source protection plan.

The matter came to light as a result of the Agency's routine compliance monitoring. After the investigation was completed, Whispering Pines Mobile Home Park 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 September 13, 2002. In it, Whispering Pines Mobile Home Park agreed to bring the water system into compliance and has hired an engineer to help do so. It was also agreed that a civil penalty of $4,500 will be paid to the State of Vermont for the violations.
                     

Involved Program: Water Supply Division of the Department of Environmental Conservation
For Further Information please contact:
Attorney Gary Kessler at 802-241 3820