Tag Archives: Department of Environmental Conservation

Local News
August 1, 2018

Water treatment system overflows

By Lani Duke

RUTLAND—Heavy rains caused East Creek and, to a lesser extent, Otter Creek, to receive an unexpected addition of nearly 9.7 million gallons of partially treated wastewater and stormwater July 23. A report of the overflow became public July 25, delayed because the…

State News
June 30, 2016

Trash is down, recycling is up, state report finds

On June 27, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced that trash disposal throughout the state decreased 5 percent, while the recycling rate has increased from 33 percent to 35 percent since the new recycling services and requirements went into effect in July 2015. Over…

Local News
December 29, 2015

RRPC water quality outreach project is underway

RUTLAND — Through a grant provided by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), the Rutland Regional Planning Commission (RRPC) has launched a multi-pronged outreach effort focused on improving water quality in compliance with the Vermont Clean Water Act (VCWA) which was made law this…

News Briefs
November 20, 2015

Hubbardton receives $8,890 grant-in-aid for Beebe Pond

HUBBARDTON — The State of Vermont’s Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation awarded the Town of Hubbardton an aquatic nuisance control grant-in-aid of $8,890. The grant supports efforts to control the spread of Eurasian Milfoil in Lake Beebe using a suction-harvesting system and state-certified divers….

Local News
October 2, 2015

State watershed cleanup plan in place for Connecticut River

By Stephen Seitz

The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has adopted a new plan to improve water quality and aquatic habitat in a number of central Vermont watersheds, as well as tributaries emptying into the Connecticut River.

The area is known as Basin 14,…

News Briefs
August 24, 2015

News Briefs: Rutland Region

By Lani Duke

RUTLAND CITY

Progress begins at Center Street Alley

With the prying up of a single brick from Center Street Alley, Rutland City has begun the process of taking out the planters and leveling what has been a terraced, brick-floored Center…

Local News
August 14, 2015

Untreated sewage released in East Creek in Rutland

Potential health hazard exists for residents downstream

By Polly Lynn

RUTLAND– Untreated sewage leaked into East Creek in the City of Rutland, the Rutland Department of Public Works announced Friday, Aug. 7. The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Agency of…