The Vermont Legislature has required the Agency of Natural Resources to regulate existing properties with 3 or more acres of impervious surface – both publicly and privately owned – to meet the modern standard for stormwater treatment. Draft general permit 3090 requires these properties to apply for a permit by 2023 and come into compliance within 5 years of application. General information about the draft permit is available HERE.
Rutland City is served by both separated (wastewater and stormwater are conveyed through separate pipes) and combined (wastewater
and stormwater use the same pipes), depending upon where you are. PROPERTIES WITHIN THE AREAS SERVED BY COMBINED SEWERS ARE EXEMPT FROM THE 3-ACRE RULE AND THE REQUIREMENTS UNDER DRAFT GENERAL PERMIT 3090.
Here is a map showing the areas served by combined sewers (all areas in color).
For a list of City 3-Acre sites with comments from DPW on their validity click HERE.