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Emergency Preparedness and Security for Public Water Systems

Safe and secure drinking water is the highest priority, and water systems are continuing to assess their vulnerabilities and taking action to maintain and improve emergency response and security. The Drinking Water & Groundwater Protection Division is working to provide systems with training and tools necessary to continue to protect the state’s drinking water and meeting new emergency planning and security challenges.

Owners and operators are encouraged to the call the Drinking Water & Groundwater Protection Division for further information on how they can protect their public water supply system, including making an appointment for a  vulnerability assessment and/or assistance in the preparation/revision of an emergency response plan.

Emergency contact information for the Drinking Water & Groundwater Protection Division:

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)

Phone: 1-800-823-6500 toll-free in Vermont, or 802-828-1535 (during business hours 7:45am - 4:30pm weekdays)

Staff Directory

VTWARN Website  (information for members and list of member systems)

Current Events

  • Upcoming VTWARN Events
  • Training announcements
  • Important information

Emergency Planning & Vulnerability Assessments

 Publications (links to)

Mutual Aid

VTWARN allows water and wastewater systems in Vermont to receive rapid mutual aid and assistance from other systems in the state to restore services damaged by natural and man-made incidents.

Funding Assistance

Security-Related Resources/Links

For More information

Contact Us



drinkingwater.vermont.gov   groundwater.vermont.gov   septic.vermont.gov wastewater.vermont.gov
VT DEC Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division 1 National Life Drive, Main Building, 2nd Floor  Montpelier, VT  05620-3521
Telephone 802-828-1535    Fax: 802-828-1541


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