Brown Bag Lecture Tomorrow, February 9th on the Revised Water Quality Standards
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Brown Bag Lecture Tomorrow, February 9th on the Revised Water Quality Standards

Revised Vermont Water Quality Standards Speakers: Rich Langdon, Neil Kamman, and Eric Davis, DEC Thursday, February 9, 2017 11:00 AM – Noon Winooski Room, Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) National Life Complex The new Vermont Water Quality Standards, adopted in December, are designed to promote better protection for surface waters and the uses they support. … Continue reading

New Vermont Water Quality Standards Rule Approved
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New Vermont Water Quality Standards Rule Approved

The Watershed Management Division is pleased to report that the new Vermont Water Quality Standards have been approved by the Vermont Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules, and have been filed with the Office of the Secretary of State. This culminates a two-year effort that has modernized the Standards to promote better protection for surface waters … Continue reading

WSMD working with stakeholders to develop guidance for the new water quality standard for de-icing salt residues.
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WSMD working with stakeholders to develop guidance for the new water quality standard for de-icing salt residues.

In October of 2014, the Watershed Management Division (WSMD) completed a two-year effort to update the Vermont Water Quality Standards. A new feature of the updated standards are numeric criteria (aka allowable levels) for chlorides. Chloride is a chemical element in waters that comes from industrial and municipal wastewaters, agricultural wastes, and most commonly, deicing … Continue reading