On December 23, 2020

Rutland Regional Planning Commission to assist state in identifying local water quality projects

In an ongoing effort to identify and support the most vital water quality projects in the region, the Rutland Regional Planning Commission (RRPC) will assist the Vermont Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in collecting and cataloging water quality data from area municipalities in the Rutland region between now and August 2020.

As part of the Vermont Clean Water Act’s goal of reducing phosphorus  and other nutrients from getting into the region’s waterways, the RRPC will help the state maintain the Watersheds Projects Database to update specific assessed projects. This database includes all DEC water quality projects, such as those identified by tactical basin plans, road erosion inventories to support stormwater planning for municipal roads, river corridor studies, and stormwater master plan. The RRPC’s work will focus on potential projects within the Rutland section of the Otter Creek and the Lower Lake Champlain watersheds.

The project is funded by federal Clean Water Act funds administered by the Vermont Dept. of Environmental Conservation.

The Rutland Regional Planning Commission is a political subdivision which encourages the coordinated development of the Rutland region, advocates for the needs of its member towns, and strives to build a thriving regional economy while enhancing the area’s quality of life.

Vermont’s regional planning commissions have been key partners in water quality efforts with state agencies, watershed groups, conservation districts, and municipalities.

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