To my Vermont House and Senate representatives and senators:
I am writing to also express my profound disappointment, disillusionment and impatience with the lack of progress in funding clean water efforts in
Waitsfield’s water commissioners think system users should bear none of the cost of repairing the water main break.
On Thursday, May 11, the water commission gathered to discuss changes to the water ordinance and
Waitsfield settled its lawsuit with VTrans over a 2014 water main break that cost the town $209,548. The town will receive $80,000 from VTrans, leaving taxpayers on the hook for $129,548.
The settlement documents
Over the years, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has observed an increase of algae growth in Lake Champlain and has determined that an excess of phosphorus in nearby waterways is the cause. Agricultural