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PCWS Water Quality Monitoring - Cyanobacteria (Blue Green Algae)

In Vermont, all drinking water facilities on Lake Champlain receive weekly email updates on cyanobacteria populations through the summer cyanobacteria monitoring program.  VT water suppliers have attended the cyanobacteria training developed for the summer volunteer monitors to learn how to visually assess their raw water source for the presence of cyanobacteria.  They have also established a practice which specifies protocols to be used when responding to a cyanobacteria bloom.  Each year, a contact list of state personnel who can assist with identification of algae and/or toxin testing is provided to the facility managers to improve response time should a bloom develop in the vicinity of a water facility.

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drinkingwater.vermont.gov   groundwater.vermont.gov   septic.vermont.gov wastewater.vermont.gov
VT DEC Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division 1 National Life Drive, Main Building, 2nd Floor  Montpelier, VT  05620-3521
Telephone toll-free in VT: 800-823-6500 or call 802-241-3400    Fax: 802-828-1541

 

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