Vermont Clean Water Fund Board
The Vermont Clean Water Fund was created by Act 64, also known as the Vermont Clean Water Act, which was passed by the legislature during the 2015 session and signed into law by Governor Shumlin on June 16, 2015. The law also established a Clean Water Fund Board to administer the Fund. The purpose of the Clean Water Fund is to provide additional state funds to help municipalities, farmers and others implement actions that will reduce pollution washing into Vermont’s rivers, streams, lakes, ponds and wetlands. The Fund is supported by a 0.2 percent surcharge on the property transfer tax on properties over $100,000. The challenge now facing the state is how to develop a long-term funding solution for the Fund.
For more information, including public process and public meetings, please visit the Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation, Clean Water Fund website.
Establishing language and legislative charge: 10 V.S.A. § 1389