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Welcome to the
Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division

New Address & Contact Information:

Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
Drinking Water & Groundwater Protection Division
1 National Life Drive, Main 2
Montpelier VT 05620-3521
Phone: 802-828-1535; Toll Free In-State: 1-800-823-6500
Fax: 802-828-1541

Pager: for after-hours emergencies: Dial 802-741-5311 - then enter your phone number

(local calls within Vermont for a 24-hour pager for Drinking Water & Groundwater Protection Division emergency response)


Management

Christine Thompson
   Division Director

   Office: Montpelier 802 505 1144
   christine.thompson@state.vt.us

 

Manages the activities of the Division and provides national coordination on water supply issues.

Ellen Parr Doering
   Deputy Division Director

   Office: Montpelier 802 236 1483
   ellen.parrdoering@state.vt.us

 

Assists in managing the activities of the Division

 

 

Anne Whiteley
   Attorney

   Office: Montpelier 802 585 4886
   anne.whiteley@state.vt.us

  Provides legal guidance/interpretations for the division programs


Drinking Water Engineering

Greg Bostock
   Senior Division Engineer
   Office: Montpelier 802 498 7464
   greg.bostock@state.vt.us
 

Issues construction permits for water systems in Addison, Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle and Washington Counties. Provides engineering support for other regulatory programs administered by the Division.

Cynthia Parks
   Division Engineer
   Office: Montpelier 802 585 4913

   cynthia.parks@state.vt.us

  Issues construction permits for water systems in Bennington, Caledonia, Essex, Lamoille, Orange, Orleans, Rutland, Windham, and Windsor Counties. Provides engineering support for other regulatory programs administered by the Division.
Michelle Carbonneau

   Division Engineer

   Office: Montpelier 802 734 6353

   michelle.carbonneau@state.vt.us

  Issues construction permits for water systems throughout Vermont. Provides engineering support for other regulatory programs administered by the Division.


Financial  (Now located within the Facilities and Engineering Division)

Eric Law
   DWSRF Program Specialist
   Office: Montpelier 802 585 4905
   eric.law@state.vt.us
  Manages the DWSRF Projects Priority List and other DWSRF Program activities.

Bryan Redmond

   On-Site Loan Program

   Office: Montpelier 802 585 4900

   bryan.redmond@state.vt.us    
 

Manages the On-site Loan Program.

Ashley Lucht

DWSRF Project Development Specialist

Office: Montpelier 802 585 4904

ashley.lucht@state.vt.us

 

Assists water systems in obtaining DWSRF loan funding to advance water system improvement projects. Planning loan program manager.


Operations-Community & Non-Transient Non-Community

Tom Brown
    Operations Section Supervisor
   Office: Montpelier 802 371 7610
   tom.brown@state.vt.us
  Oversees the sanitary survey program. Provides technical operational assistance and prepares operating permits for NTNC & PCWS.

Rob Farley
   Water System Specialist
   Office:Montpelier  802 371 7616
   rob.farley@state.vt.us

  Conducts sanitary surveys, provides technical operational assistance and prepares operating permits for NTNC & PCWS.

Matt Guerino
   Water System Specialist
   Office: Montpelier  802 498 7494
   matt.guerino@state.vt.us

  Conducts sanitary surveys, provides technical operational assistance and prepares operating permits for NTNC & PCWS.

Heather Collins
   Water System Specialist
   Office: Montpelier 802 461 3722

    heather.collins@state.vt.us

  Conducts sanitary surveys, provides technical operational assistance and prepares operating permits for NTNC & PCWS.

Tim Raymond
    Engineering & Operations Section

    Chief
    Office: Montpelier 802 371 7614

   tim.raymond@state.vt.us

  Oversees operations functions of the Operations Section, coordinates emergency response activities, supervises the Water Systems Specialists, in-state bottled water oversight.
Jim Siriano
   Capacity Development Program
    Office: Montpelier 802 585 4889
   jim.siriano@state.vt.us
 

Manages a number of initiatives that helps the State meet the Capacity Development Program provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act. Assists systems with long range plans, asset management plans, water audits and budget/user rate reviews. Manages Legal and Archaeology contracts.

Megan Young
   Water System Specialist
   Office: Montpelier 802 585 4903
   megan.young@state.vt.us
  Conducts sanitary surveys, provides technical operational assistance and prepares operating permits for NTNC & PCWS.


Support

Ben Montross
    Compliance & Support Services

    Section Chief
    Office: Montpelier  802 498 8981

     ben.montross@state.vt.us

  Manages Operations and Compliance Section and support services for the Division. Jurisdictional & Water Supply Rule questions, federal & state regulatory coordination, and coordinates formal enforcement actions.

Helen Banevicius
   Environmental Technician

   Office: Montpelier  802 585 4892
   helen.banevicius@state.vt.us

Processes applications for construction, source and imported bottled water permits, maintains accounts receivable information, conducts operating permit billing and processes checks received, enters chemical data, enters violations and enforcement actions in SDWIS, processes applications for Operator Certification and renewals, exams and checks received, reviews and approves Operator renewals for all classes, enters and maintains credit hours for Operators. Serves as records liason.
Lucy Couture
   Program Services Clerk
    Office: Montpelier 802 585 4899
   lucy.couture@state.vt.us
  Outgoing mail, monthly report data entry, preparation of public notice requests, coordinates file reviews, receipt of general mailbox voicemail and faxes.

Tom Harrington

   Program Services Clerk

   Office: Montpelier

   tom.harrington@state.vt.us

  Outgoing mail, incoming, archiving and scanning of records, and correspondence.
Vacant
   SDWIS Administrator
    Office: Montpelier 802 585 4887
  
  Oversight and management of the Division’s state wide data base of water systems and suppliers. Provides SDWIS oversight and support, and provides technical support and queries for staff and public, EPA reporting.


Compliance & Certification

David Love
   Compliance Analyst
   Office: Montpelier 802 585 4902

   david.love@state.vt.us

  Manages Total Coliform Rule implementation and compliance for community and NTNC systems. Manages Groundwater Rule implementation and compliance. Addresses boil water notices, consumer complaints and bulk water hauling. Coordinates the Operator Certification Program. Participates in Operator Training. Reviews coliform sampling plans.

Jeff Girard
   Compliance Analyst
   Office: Montpelier 802 585 0314

  jeff.girard@state.vt.us

  Determines Total Coliform Rule and Groundwater Rule Compliance for TNC systems.  Determines compliance with operating permits and other legal documents for Community and NTNC systems.  Manages Consumer Confidence Report (CCR)  and Public Notification Rules, including issuing and processing CCRs and public notice & certifications received from systems.

Julie Hackbarth

   Compliance and Certification Manager
   Office: Montpelier 802 585 4897
   julie.hackbarth@state.vt.us

  Manages compliance and monitoring of public water systems, violations, and Operator Certification program. Participates in operator training. Ground Water Rule implementation. Receives public notice certifications.

Ray Solomon

   Environmental Scientist

   Office: Montpelier 802 585 4895

   ray.solomon@state.vt.us

  Provides technical assistance to primarily surface water systems regarding application of water treatment chemicals in the process of filtration and disinfection. Assists water systems with pilot studies for various treatment processes and provides water chemistry training.
Billy Kahn
   Compliance Analyst
   Office: Montpelier 802 585 4898
   billy.kahn@state.vt.us
 

Manages Phase II/V Rule implementation and compliance, all chemical water quality monitoring, waivers and DBP results sampling.

Doug Kievit-Kylar
   Compliance Analyst
   Office: Montpelier 802 585 4891
   doug.kievit-kylar@state.vt.us
  Manages Lead and Copper Rule, Disinfection Byproducts Rule, and LT2 Rule implementation and compliance. Reviews DBP and Lead & Copper sampling plans. Participates in Operator Training.


TNC Program

Meredith Simard
   Transient Non-Community System Supervisor
   Office: Montpelier  802 585 4896
  meredith.simard@state.vt.us  

  Transient Non-Community Program supervisor – conducts sanitary surveys, Source Water Assessments, GWUDI determination, issues operating permits for TNC water systems and technical assistance.
Vacant
   Transient Non-Community System Specialist
   Office: Montpelier
  
  Assists with the TNC Program, TNC Coliform and Nitrates sampling. Conducts sanitary surveys, Source Water Assessments, GWUDI determination, issues operating permits for TNC water systems and technical assistance. Manages Class 1A/1B Water System Operators.


Water Resources

Heather Campbell

  Blue Green Algae Coordinator

   Office: Montpelier 802 585 4893
   heather.campbell@state.vt.us

  Coordinates blue-green algae response activities. Assists water systems timely submittal of source protection plans.  Reviews groundwater monthly operations reports. Ensures data entry of well completion reports. Serves as the Drinking Water Program website administrator.

Dennis Nealon
   Division Hydrogeologist
   Office: Montpelier 802 585 4909
   dennis.nealon@state.vt.us

  Issues water supply source permits for Chittenden, Grand Isle, Addison, and Bennington Counties, as well as, manages Well Driller Licensing Program. Issues out-of-state bottled water approvals. Reviews source protection plans and updates.
Rodney Pingree
   Water Resources Section Chief
   Office: Montpelier 802 585 4912
   rodney.pingree@state.vt.us
  Oversees the Water Resources Section managing public water source-related activities and groundwater protection such as source water permits, well driller licensing and well completion report database, large groundwater withdrawal permits and reporting, groundwater reclassification, and out-of-state bottled water approvals.
Scott Stewart
   Division Hydrogeologist
   Office: Montpelier 802 585 4910
   scott.stewart@state.vt.us
  Issues water supply source permits for Orange, Rutland, Washington and Windsor Counties as well as manages the Well Driller Licensing Rule, well construction standards and serves as contact point for drought issues. Reviews water supply source protection plans and updates.
   Ken Yelsey
   Division Hydrogeologist
   Office: Montpelier 802 585 4907
   ken.yelsey@state.vt.us
  Issues water supply source permits for Franklin, Orleans, Caledonia, Essex, Lamoille, and Windham Counties as well as manages the well completion reports. Reviews source protection plans and updates.


Indirect Discharge

John Akielaszek
   Indirect Discharge and UIC Program 

   Manager
   Office: Montpelier 802 585 4908
   john.akielaszek@state.vt.us

  Oversees the Indirect Discharge and UIC Permit Programs. Reviews applications for indirect discharge permits, renewals, amendments and transfers; reviews monitoring data and checks for compliance with permit conditions and requirements; pursues correction of failed systems; initiates enforcement actions and prepares groundwork for enforcement cases; provides guidance on Indirect Discharge Rules, procedures, standards; conducts inspections of permitted facilities.
Bryan Harrington
   Environmental Analyst V
   Office: Montpelier 802 505 0972
   bryan.harrington@state.vt.us
  Reviews applications for indirect discharge permits, renewals, amendments and transfers; reviews monitoring data and checks for compliance with permit conditions and requirements; pursues correction of failed systems; initiates enforcement actions and prepares groundwork for enforcement cases; provides guidance on Indirect Discharge Rules, procedures, standards; conducts inspections of permitted facilities.
Julie Campbell
   Environmental Technician
   Office: Montpelier 802 585 4911
   julie.campbell@state.vt.us
  Manages all administrative aspects of the Designer License, Indirect and UIC programs including the division’s operating fee system for the Indirect and UIC programs. Performs administrative review, log in and acknowledge receipt of permit and license applications. Records Liaison for the regional offices and central office wastewater section.

 

Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program

 

Darlene Autery
   UIC Program Administrator

   Office: Montpelier  802-477-3441

   darlene.autery@state.vt.us 

  Administers the Underground Injection Control (UIC) program and reviews and issues permits for projects for compliance with the UIC Rules.


Regional Office

Ernie Christianson
   Regional Engineer Manager
   802 585 4884
   ernest.christianson@state.vt.us

  Manages the five Regional Offices responsible for review and permitting of non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd under the Wastewater System and Potable Water Supply Rules; the UIC Program, and the Licensed Designer Program.

Mary Clark
   Licensed Designer Program; I/A   

   Approvals; Staff Hydrogeologist
   802 585 4890
   mary.clark@state.vt.us

  Manages the Licensed Designer Program; Review and Approval of Innovative and Alternative System Products; Reviews hydrogeologic reports for wastewatersystems and water supplies.
Christina Russo
   Permit Compliance
   802 585 4885
  chris.russo@state.vt.us
  Researches and notifies landowners of permit conditions that need annual reports to be submitted to the Division.


Barre Regional Office

Carl Fuller
  Regional Engineer
  Office: Barre 802 476 0193
  carl.fuller@state.vt.us
  Manages the Barre Regional Office for the receipt, review, and permitting of non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd.
Richard Wilson
   Assistant Regional Engineer
   Office: Barre 802 476 0130
   richard.a.wilson@state.vt.us
  Reviews and issues permits for non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd the for the Barre Regional Office.

 Dana Nagy
   Assistant Regional Engineer
   Office: Barre 802 479 7431

   dana.nagy@state.vt.us

  Reviews and issues permits for non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd the for the Barre Regional Office.
Jill Draper
   Environmental Technician III
   Office: Barre 802 476 0123
   jill.draper@state.vt.us
  Manages the Barre Regional Office for the receipt, review, and permitting of non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd.
   Patty D'Avignon
    Environmental Technician II
    Office: Barre 802 476 0189
    patty.davignon@state.vt.us
  Assists the Environmental Technician III for the Barre Regional Office including determining completeness of plans, applications, and fees for projects needing a permit for non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd, and assists the public for permit/document searches.


Essex Regional Office

Jessanne Wyman
   Regional Engineer
   Office: Essex 802 879 5673
   jessanne.wyman@state.vt.us
  Manages the Essex Regional Office for the receipt, review, and permitting of non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd.
William Zabiloski
   Assistant Regional Engineer
   Office: Essex 802 879 5672
   bill.zabiloski@state.vt.us
  Reviews and issues permits for non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd the for the Essex Regional Office.
Dolores Eckert
   Assistant Regional Engineer
   Office: Essex 802 879 2341
   dolores.eckert@state.vt.us
  Reviews and issues permits for non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd the for the Essex Regional Office.
Ernestine Chevrier
   Environmental Technician III
   Office: Essex 802 879 5661
   ernestine.chevrier@state.vt.us
  Manages administration for the Essex Regional Office including determining completeness of plans, applications, and fees for projects needing a permit for non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd, and assists the public for permit/document searches.
James Sandberg
   Environmental Technician II
   Office: Essex 802 879 5656
   james.sandberg@state.vt.us
  Assists the Environmental Technician III for the Essex Regional Office including determining completeness of plans, applications, and fees for projects needing a permit for non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd, and assists the public for permit/document searches.


Rutland Regional Office

David Swift
   Regional Engineer
   Office: Rutland 802 786 5903
   dave.swift@state.vt.us
  Manages the Rutland Regional Office for the receipt, review, and permitting of non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd.


 Scott Jensen

   Assistant Regional Engineer
   Office: Rutland 802 786 5904
   

  Reviews and issues permits for non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd the for the Rutland Regional Office.
Elias Erwin
   Assistant Regional Engineer
   Office: Rutland 802 786 5905
   
  Reviews and issues permits for non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd the for the Rutland Regional Office.
Alicia Owen
   Environmental Technician III
   Office: Rutland 802 786 5900
   alicia.owen@state.vt.us
  Manages administration for the Rutland Regional Office including determining completeness of plans, applications, and fees for projects needing a permit for non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd, and assists the public for permit/document searches.
Karen Phillips
   Environmental Technician II
   Office: Rutland 802 786 5900
   karen.phillips@state.vt.us
  Assists the Environmental Technician III for the Rutland Regional Office including determining completeness of plans, applications, and fees for projects needing a permit for non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd, and assists the public for permit/document searches.


Springfield Regional Office

Terry Shearer
   Regional Engineer
   Office: Springfield 802 885 8849
   terry.shearer@state.vt.us
  Manages the Springfield Regional Office for the receipt, review, and permitting of non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd.
 

Chris Tomberg 
  Assistant Regional Engineer
  Office: Springfield 802 885 8848

  chris.tomberg@state.vt.us
  

  Reviews and issues permits for non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd the for the Springfield Regional Office.

Emily Tully
   Assistant Regional Engineer
   Office: Springfield 802-885-8847

   emily.tully@state.vt.us
  

  Reviews and issues permits for non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd the for the Springfield Regional Office.
Jeffrey Svec
   Assistant Regional Engineer
   Office: Springfield 802 885 8944
   jeff.svec@state.vt.us
  Reviews and issues permits for non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd the for the Springfield Regional Office.
Terri-Lynn McMahon
   Environmental Technician III
   Office: Springfield 802 885 8956
   terri.mcmahon@state.vt.us
  Manages administration for the Springfield Regional Office including determining completeness of plans, applications, and fees for projects needing a permit for non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd, and assists the public for permit/document searches.


St. Johnsbury Regional Office

Sue Cross
   Environmental Technician III
   Office: St. Johnsbury 802 751 0130
   sue.cross@state.vt.us
  Manages administration for the St. Johnsbury Regional Office including determining completeness of plans, applications, and fees for projects needing a permit for non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd, and assists the public for permit/document searches.
Steve Rebillard
   Regional Engineer
   Office: St. Johnsbury 802 751 0458
   steve.rebillard@state.vt.us
  Manages the St. Johnsbury Regional Office for the receipt, review, and permitting of non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd.

Andrew Fraser
   Assistant Regional Engineer
   Office: St. Johnsbury 802 751 0128 

andrew.fraser@state.vt.us

  Reviews and issues permits for non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd the for the St. Johnsbury Regional Office.
Note: Written communications to and from state officials regarding state business are considered public records and therefore may be subject to public scrutiny.

 

 

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