Vermont announces $3.3M for wastewater pretreatment projects

Nov. 13, 2023
Vermont is providing funding in American Rescue Plan Act awards to help businesses install or upgrade their wastewater pretreatment infrastructure.

Vermont officials have announced $3.3 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) awards to install and upgrade wastewater pretreatment infrastructure at businesses in Vermont.

“Treating high strength or toxic wastewater poses challenges for our municipal wastewater treatment facilities,” said DEC Commissioner Jason Batchelder. “Investing in wastewater pretreatment will help us cut pollution and better protect our environment and human health.”

The funding was announced as part of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC’s) Wastewater Program.

DEC is proposing to fund eight potential awardees. Municipalities will pass funds on to businesses to install or improve their wastewater pretreatment infrastructure.

The eight potential awardees include:

  • City of Burlington – Edlund Company, LLC – Chittenden County - $342,125
  • Edward Farrar Utility District – Freak Folk Bier – Washington County - $23,896
  • Town of Fairfax – Runamok Maple – Franklin County – $424,660
  • Town of Lyndon – Ellipsis, Inc. – Caledonia County – $502,889
  • Town of Middlebury – Agri-Mark, Inc. - Addison County – $623,288
  • Town of Middlebury – WhistlePig Whiskey – Addison County - $130,645
  • Town of Stowe – Stowe Cider – Lamoille County – $408,595
  • Town of Williston – Burlington Beer Company – Chittenden County - $850,000

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