Wastewater Solutions for Vermont Communities
Vermont’s long time goal of encouraging compact development in and around existing settlements and planned growth centers is challenged by a lack of wastewater treatment solutions. Centralized sewage treatment plants are no longer the only solution. Recent technological advancements in small-scale wastewater treatment, changes in permitting, and innovations in the way wastewater treatment systems can be managed now offer new solutions that can also be more cost effective.
Chapter 27 of the
Implementation Manual. Given the benefits—and increasing necessity—of accessing telecommunications services, it is a state objective to achieve universal broadband availability, 100 percent mobile wireless coverage along Vermont’s highways, and wireless fidelity (wi-fi) service in downtowns and key tourist locations. To accomplish this, the state has adopted a policy to “encourage better local and regional planning and
zoning to provide paths for successful deployments of wireless services."