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MOST RECENT DOCUMENTS
Facility Plan Letter
Grants Facility Plan approval which confirms Step 1 (preliminary engineering and environmental review) Clean Water State Revolving Fund program requirements have been met/completed.
Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) – Responsiveness Summary
The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources - Department of Environmental Conservation’s response to comments received during the public comment period for the FONSI.
Supplemental Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) (2022)
Report that updates capacity based on hydrogeologic study results and proposes an alternative 5 (drip irrigation system).
Resolution - Community Wastewater System Ordinance Policies (2021)
A resolution resolving “that the Selectboard and Planning Commission state their common intention, if and when a community wastewater system is constructed, to advance a wastewater ordinance with a voluntary connection policy for properties within the service area, with provisions for connection substantively equivalent to the wastewater system connection conditions in the sample draft wastewater ordinance, and to allow for the continued operation on a voluntary basis of those on-site wastewater systems functioning in a manner consistent with the protection of public and environmental health.”
Town Center Area Wastewater Alternative Studies - Summary of Findings
List of studies done and their outcomes, looking for suitable Wastewater options
Notice of Intent to Issue a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)
This is a public notice of VT DEC’s intent to issue a FONSI and begins the 30- public comment period which ends on 11/13/22.
Environmental Report & Environmental Information Document 2022
Inventory, discussion and reporting of environmental resources/impacts as it relates to the proposed community wastewater system. These documents are required in order to be issued a Finding of No Significant Impact and receive Facility Plan approval from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation.
State of VT Indirect Discharge Permit - Revised Capacity Determination and Aquatic Permitting Compliance Preliminary Evaluation (2022)
Preliminary approval of disposal system capacity that is necessary to progress to final design.
Hydrogeologic Evaluation of the Maple Shade Disposal Site and Description
Evaluation of the hydrogeologic capacity of the Maple Shade site necessary in order to receive State of VT Indirect Discharge Permit – Revised Capacity Determination and Permitting Compliance Preliminary Evaluation (above).
Wastewater Revenue & Expense Narrative
Details regarding amounts spent and received as of 2/14/22 for the project
Waitsfield/Warren Wastewater Tour Details
Maps and descriptions of the Waitsfield and Warren community wastewater systems for comparison.
Conceptual map/layout of Community Wastewater System (10/2021)
Shows the general service area, conceptual design, and step tanks - includes pre-treatment of wastewater. (subject of change and final design)
Preliminary Engineering Report Summary (2021)
Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) Summary for a community wastewater system located on the Maple Shade Town Forest property (formerly known as the Jackson Property). PERs are required in order to be eligible for most state and federal funding programs/grants.
Preliminary Engineering Report (2021)
Full Preliminary Engineering Report (PER)
Environmental Information Document (2021)
This Environmental Information Document (EID) accompanies the PER. This document describes the community wastewater system, any potential impacts to environmental or community resources that could be caused by the proposed system, and how those impacts will be avoided or mitigated if the project is constructed. The EID, and ultimately a determination of no significant impact by both Vermont DEC and the U.S. EPA, are required in order for the project to move forward and to remain eligible for state and federal funding programs/grants.
Opinion Letter on Phased Construction (2020)
Engineer opinion on phased construction viability of a community wastewater system located on the Maple Shade Town Forest property.
Equivalent User & Financing Scenario (2019)
A collection of potential funding scenarios used to determine annual system and maintenance and operation expenses for the town and equivalent users (one single family home or 245 gal/day).
Conceptual Leach Field Design (2019)
Conceptual leach field design for a wastewater system.
Conceptual Piping Design (2019)
Conceptual piping design within the potential service area for a wastewater system.
State of VT Indirect Discharge Permit-Aquatic Permitting Compliance Preliminary Evaluation (2019)
Conceptual state approval of a wastewater system located on the Maple Shade Town Forest property. This approval was the final piece necessary in order to become eligible for State of Vermont Neighborhood Development Area Designation, which the Town received in 2019.
Capacity & Financing Update (2017)
Updated capacity numbers and estimated costs for a wastewater system.
Wastewater Capacity & Rough Cost Estimate (2015)
Study to determine capacity and cost of a wastewater system.
Town of Westford & White Church Properties – Wastewater Capacity Report (2014)
Study to determine whether the Brick Meeting House, Town Common, Upper Town Common and/or Westford Common Hall property was a suitable location for a wastewater system.
Town Property (Spiller Lot) – Wastewater Capacity Report (2012)
Study to determine whether the Westford Store & Café Store property (formerly owned by the Town and known as the Spiller property) was a suitable location for a wastewater system.
Town Area Community Wastewater Disposal Alternative Study (2008)
Study to assess the health of existing wastewater systems in the Town Center Area and identify areas that may be a suitable location for a wastewater system in the Town Center.
State of Vermont Wastewater & Potable Water Permit for Town Office & Public Library (1995)
Permit for the drilled well serving the Town Office & Public Library
Wastewater & Potable Water Plans for the Town Office & Public Library (1973, Revised 1995)
Site plans for the existing wastewater system and drilled well serving the Town Office & Public Library. Wastewater System Capacity – 90 gal/day, Well Yield – 15 gal/min