Worried about how much water a farm is using? Look to the soil.
In Montpelier, the pipes that carry water through the streets — from homes to restaurants and government buildings — have been breaking often. City and state officials say it’s a combination of the city’s old pipes and unusually high pressure of the water running through them.
In the face of climate change, lawmakers and state officials want to understand how much water businesses divert from streams and rivers. Farmers were required to start recording their usage on July 1.
More than 1,300 people have signed a petition opposing spraying herbicides in Lake Bomoseen as a treatment for invasive milfoil, but a leader of the lake association says it isn’t planning to spray anytime soon.
Flush with federal dollars, towns in Vermont are getting ready to put millions toward water infrastructure projects, which will help keep water clean and bring it safely in and out of homes and buildings.
Burlington was recently found to have an exceptionally high level of trapped heat compared to other cities. That could be partly due to building design intended for colder climates.
Wild native brook trout face competition for food from baitfish released by anglers. Vermont Fish & Wildlife hopes new signs will help protect the state’s cold-water fish.
The plan was to scuttle the ferry Adirondack at the bottom of the lake in 2022, both to preserve the vessel and to give divers a new site to explore about a mile off the Burlington waterfront.
As discussions build in Vermont about how to spend an influx of federal money, water access advocates hope to direct the money to underfunded rural water systems.
“I see this a lot with the Legislature. They don’t understand the universe of what a public water system is.”
Prodded by the chance to spend a father-and-son week road-tripping across this magnificent country, I flew to Los Angeles.
With the results in for eight of the 16 schools involved in the pilot project, four schools reported elevated lead levels in the tap water of at least one, and sometimes more, faucet or drinking fountain.
Paddlers in a river-borne protest called for an end to “combined sewage overflows,” in which city wastewater systems send untreated sewage to rivers and lakes in heavy rains.
Nearly every community seemed able to find a spring to charge people for using. Guests — who included Harriet Beecher Stowe — liked their water fetid. The smellier, the stronger the curative powers.