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Pico Village Water Corp. to pay $37,000 settlement

Water supply serviced 90 in Killington
KILLINGTON—Pico Village Water Corporation, which operates a local water supply system in Killington, has agreed to pay $37,000 in civil penalties to the state of Vermont, according to a Aug. 29 news release from Attorney General Bill Sorrell. The settlement comes after the state pursued violations concerning the management and operation of a water supply system that services approximately 90 individuals in Killington.
“Vermont has a robust regulatory program to protect our public drinking water supplies and we will hold water supply operators accountable to the highest levels of compliance,” said Sorrell. “This case is a strong example of the importance of the reporting and monitoring requirements contained in environmental permits,” he added.
Pico Village Water Corporation admited to nine violations of its public water supply permit, for, among others, failure to have a certified operator and failure to submit required plans, documents, and reports. The violations occurred between 2013 and 2014.
The company also admitted to two violations of Vermont’s water supply rule for not taking prompt action or documenting such action after testing showing an elevated E.coli level in 2012 and a chlorine leak in 2013.
As a result of the state’s enforcement action, Pico Village Water Corporation has now complied with its permit. The vconsent order requires submission of an updated lead and copper sampling plan. All other compliance issues have been resolved.

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