State Government

Towns get wastewater $$

The State of Vermont Wednesday announced that nearly $30 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, appropriated for the village water and wastewater (VWWW) initiative, has now been committed to towns across the state.

The VWWW Initiative will help municipalities develop new public drinking water systems and community wastewater disposal systems where this critical infrastructure is lacking. This grant funding will bridge the affordability gap, protect public health, increase affordable housing, support economic development, and incentivize compact growth in Vermont’s designated villages and neighborhoods.

This recent round of award funding will go towards helping a total of 12 villages: 11 for wastewater and one for drinking water.

These ARPA funds will be used in a “co-funding” model with the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds, USDA – Rural Development support, Northern Border Regional Commission support, or locally available funding. Co-funding means that ARPA funding will be used to complement other funding sources to achieve affordability for the users of the system. The assistance will be primarily in the form of grants, and pending eligibility determination, may include support for planning, design, land purchase, or construction of active projects.

For more information about ARPA funds visit our website on Village Water and Wastewater Initiative.

A list of fund recipients can be found below:

Project NameAward Amount
Town of Montgomery Center & Village New Wastewater Facility$2,217,000
Town of Montgomery Village New Wastewater Facility
South Londonderry Village Community Wastewater System$3,968,331
Grafton Village Wastewater Project$3,968,331
Greensboro Village Wastewater$3,968,331
North Londonderry Village Community Wastewater System$3,968,331
Wolcott Village Decentralized Wastewater Project$2,565,000
Highgate Community Wastewater$172,719
Moretown Village Community Wastewater$3,325,000
West Burke Village Community Wastewater$3,968,331
Killington Drinking Water System$2,300,000
South Hero Community Wastewater$1,464,881


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  1. It is very likely that most if not all of the 11 towns receiving funding for community wastewater disposal systems and one for drinking water could not afford making these improvements on their own. It’s important to remember that 49 Republican senators voted against the American Rescue Plan Act which provides the funding for these projects.

    • I disagree. It’s a matter of priorities.
      Burlington, which has been knowingly spilling sewage into the lake after every hard rain for decades, had no problem coming up with $167 million on a new school building, which will continue to warehouse and indoctrinate the city’s youth.

  2. If we had less taxation, we would have money to spend on projects that are needed without having to beg, borrow, cheat, or steal from the Feds. We the people need to take back control from the Government. Read Article V in the US Constitution and we have the right to take back control! Convention of States is needed now (

  3. The results of what goes on in schools today is reported every day in test scores, international rankings, and nearly daily local reports of pedophiles and predators in the classroom. But you’ll never see it reported by MSM. Not just sad — atrocious.

  4. It would be interesting to know where he/she gets his/her “nearly daily reports”. Having been a teacher for 35 years, I would be the first to admit that schools are not perfect. Unfortunately, they deal with many of the same problems which face all of aspects of society.

  5. It’s easy if you try:

    “The numbers are stunning. A report prepared for the U.S. Department of Education in 2004 revealed that nearly 9.6 percent of students are victims of sexual abuse by school personnel, and these are just the reported cases.”

    Interesting you edited your original reply claiming I attacked you personally, which clearly wasn’t there.

    • John, Grandmatter – I edited out the personal attacks in this thread, but kept the substantial points, because I don’t allow commenters to personally attack each other. Criticize arguments and points of view all you want – but not each other personally. If you can’t follow the rules, take it outside.

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