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Vermont seeks public input water cleanup priorities

October 4, 2020 GMT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont is seeking the public’s input on how roughly $30 million should be used to clean up water pollution around the state.

The water quality funding helps municipalities, farmers, and others reduce pollution flowing into the state’s waterways, the Agency of Natural Resources said.

“Examples of projects include everything from farmers applying improved land management practices, to homeowners protecting and restoring river channels and floodplains, to municipalities stabilizing roadside erosion, and more,” the agency said in a written statement Thursday.

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The money will be available in 2022.

Comments may be sent to the Clean Water Board in an online questionnaire through Oct. 30 at 4 p.m. Printed copies of the questionnaire may be requested by emailing ANR.CleanWaterVT@vermont.gov.

A virtual public hearing will also be held on the clean water budget on Oct. 22 at 12 p.m.