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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 
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)

The regional offices map provides office, program and contact information for each region.


Management

Christine Thompson
   Division Director

   Office: Montpelier 802 505 1144
   christine.thompson@vermont.gov

 

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@vermont.gov

 

Assists in managing the activities of the Division

 

 

Matt Chapman
   Attorney

   Office: Montpelier  802 249 4393
   matt.chapman@vermont.gov

  Department Counsel and provides legal guidance/interpretations for the division programs


Drinking Water Engineering

Greg Bostock
   Senior Division Engineer
   Office: Montpelier 802 498 7464
   greg.bostock@vermont.gov
 

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@vermont.gov

  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@vermont.gov

  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)

Bryan Redmond

   SRF Project Development Supervisor

   Office: Montpelier 802 585 4900

   bryan.redmond@vermont.gov    
 

Supervises the project development staff for the Clean Water, Drinking Water, and On-site State Revolving Fund Programs. 

 

Ashley Lucht

     DWSRF Project Development Management

     Office: Montpelier 802 585 4904

     ashley.lucht@vermont.gov

 

 

Manages the DWSRF Projects Priority List and other DWSRF Program activities.

Vacant

     DWSRF Program Specialist

 

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

.


Operations-Community & Non-Transient Non-Community

Vacant
    Drinking Water Operations Section

    Supervisor
   Office: Montpelier 802 371 7610
   

  Oversees the sanitary survey program. Provides technical operational assistance and prepares operating permits for NTNC & PCWS.

Heather Collins
   Systems Operations Specialist
   Office: Montpelier 802 461 3722

    heather.collins@vermont.gov

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

Rob Farley
    Systems Operations Specialist
   Office:Montpelier  802 371 7616
   rob.farley@vermont.gov

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

Allison Murphy
   Capacity Specialist
   Office: Montpelier 802 272 2449

    allison.murphy@vermont.gov

 

Assists with 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.

Tim Raymond
    Engineering & Operations Section

    Chief
    Office: Montpelier 802 371 7614

   tim.raymond@vermont.gov

  Supervises the engineering and operations functions of the Division’s Engineering and Operations Section, including inspection and permitting of in-state (domestic) bottled & bulk water systems, and the coordination of emergency response activities.
Jim Siriano
   Capacity Development Program
    Office: Montpelier 802 585 4889
   jim.siriano@vermont.gov
 

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.

Jason Walker
  Systems Operations Specialist
   Office: Montpelier  802 477 3418
    jason.walker@vermont.gov

  Conducts sanitary surveys, provides technical operational assistance and prepares operating permits for NTNC & PCWS.
Megan Young
   Systems Operations Specialist
   Office: Montpelier 802 585 4903
   megan.young@vermont.gov
  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@vermont.gov

  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@vermont.gov

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@vermont.gov
 

Data entry of coliform test results, data entry of monthly water usage, data entry of bottled water test results, processing of outgoing mail, preparation of public notice requests, coordination of file reviews, receipt of general mailbox voicemail and faxes.

Tom Harrington

   Program Services Clerk

   Office: Montpelier

   tom.harrington@vermont.gov

  Outgoing mail, incoming, archiving and scanning of records, and correspondence.

John Sears

   SDWIS Administrator

    Office: Montpelier 802 585 4887

     john.sears@vermont.gov

  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@vermont.gov

  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@vermont.gov

  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@vermont.gov

  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@vermont.gov

  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@vermont.gov
 

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@vermont.gov
  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@vermont.gov  

  Transient Non-Community Program supervisor – conducts sanitary surveys, Source Water Assessments, GWUDI determination, issues operating permits for TNC water systems and technical assistance.
   Nick Giannetti
   Transient Non-Community System Specialist
   Office: Montpelier  802-477-2237
   nick.giannetti@vermont.gov
  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@vermont.gov

  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@vermont.gov

  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@vermont.gov
  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@vermont.gov
  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@vermont.gov
  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@vermont.gov

  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@vermont.gov
  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@vermont.gov
  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@vermont.gov 

  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@vermont.gov

  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 and the Licensed Designer Program.

Mary Clark
   Licensed Designer Program; I/A   

   Approvals; Staff Hydrogeologist
   802 585 4890
   mary.clark@vermont.gov

  Manages the Licensed Designer Program; Review and Approval of Innovative and Alternative System Products; Reviews hydrogeologic reports for wastewatersystems and water supplies.
Christina Russo
Environmental Analyst
   802 585 4885
  chris.russo@vermont.gov
  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 802 505 3938
  carl.fuller@vermont.gov
  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.
vacant
   Assistant Regional Engineer
   Office: Barre
  
  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 802 505 3933

   dana.nagy@vermont.gov

  Reviews and issues permits for non-public water systems and wastewater systems of less than 6,500 gpd the for the Barre Regional Office.
vacant
   Environmental Technician III
   Office: Barre
   
  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@vermont.gov
  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   

    802-557-1680

   jessanne.wyman@vermont.gov

  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

   802 557 5773
   bill.zabiloski@vermont.gov

  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 802 557-7532
   dolores.eckert@vermont.gov
  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@vermont.gov
  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.

Deb Hemstead
   Environmental Technician II
   Office: Essex 802 879 5656

   debbie.hemstead@vermont.gov
  

  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 802 345 7493
   dave.swift@vermont.gov
  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 802 345 6249

   scott.jensen@vermont.gov
   

  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 802 345 7557

   elias.erwin@vermont.gov
   

  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 5914
   alicia.owen@vermont.gov
  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@vermont.gov
  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 802 591 0338
   terry.shearer@vermont.gov
  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 802 591 1947

  chris.tomberg@vermont.gov
  

  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 802 591 0066

   emily.tully@vermont.gov
  

  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 802 591 0231
   jeff.svec@vermont.gov
  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@vermont.gov
  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@vermont.gov

  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.

Richard Wilson
   Regional Engineer
   Office: St. Johnsbury

    802 505 3931
   richard.a.wilson@vermont.gov

  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.

Vacant
   Assistant Regional Engineer
   Office: St. Johnsbury

  

  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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