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Unpermitted Discharge Incidents are discharges of wastewater, industrial process water, dumping or spills into waters of the State either directly or through Stormwater-only drainage systems or other conveyance. These discharges have been identified and found that they may pose a threat to human health or the environment. This report is auto-filled to show all current incidents that are under review or are working towards a resolution as well as discharges that ended in the previous 30 days. To see additional (earlier) data, simply adjust the begin date.

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Date/Time Of IncidentTownReceiving WaterLocation DescriptionReporting EntityCauseReleased MaterialsDescription And UpdatesLast UpdatedID
2019/10/01 5:30PMWilliamstownStephens BrookFalls Bridge Road to Gilbert RoadContractorSpillWaste OilRP was trailering 4 IBC totes on a trailer. Tank (IBC Tote) holding used oil ruptured in back of vehicle 10/7/2019 2:29:59 PMWMD4332019
2019/09/03BerkshireMissisquoi River2861-2879 Rte 105 E.BerkshireContractorEquipment or System FailureElevated E.coli and ammonia in public storm drain outfall. 9/3/2019 10:53:05 AMWSMD50
2019/08/21Newport CityUnnamed tributary of Lake MemphremagogStormwater outfall near Sias Avenue Outfall # NC_1050ContractorCross ConnectionSewage from Room #131 8/30/2019 2:48:47 PMWSMD49
2019/08/20 10:30AMSaint Albans TownLake ChamplainFish and Game Launch, Hathaway PointStateSpillGasolineBoat ran aground off Hathaway Point Fish and Game access boat launch. Boat Accident, Boat leaking petroleum fluids10/7/2019 10:47:35 AMWMD3702019
 BurlingtonWinooski River (near Burlington WWTP)996 North AveMunicipalitySpillUnknown/unspecified PetroleumProperty owner near Leonard St on North Ave. called DPW after strong storms caused stormwater with oil in it to overflow the system and come out a drain ~700ft downgradient of the Ethan Allen Mobil. The material was deposited near the street at his property. Oily debris came out of storm drain due to inundation from storm10/11/2019 2:21:49 PMWMD3372019
2019/07/08 9:40AMShorehamunnamed stream738 Lake StStateSpillManureTruck spreading manure in field had a release of 3,000-gals in field with estimated 1,000-gals entering a stream that discharges to Lake Champlain. Cause was not provided. Manure release to stream7/12/2019 8:53:45 AMWMD3102019
2019/05/16 12:00AMPlainfieldGreat Brook123 Hudson Ave.Private CitizenUnknownUnknown/unspecified PetroleumReporter stated he has been witnessing a blueish slick or sheen emanating from the ground in a field and seeping into the Great Brook across the street from his house. It has been occurring for 3 days and it's getting worse. petroleum blueish slick5/17/2019 1:58:43 PMWMD2072019
2019/04/27 12:00AMWestmoretributary to Ministers BrookLacross LanePrivate CitizenCross ConnectionManureComplainant indicated that manure was running from manure pit along a man made ditch to an seasonal stream bed that goes into Ministers Brook. Complainant viewed the issue Sunday. Mike Woods the neighbor encountered it on Saturday and notified John Zimmer manure escaping from manure pit/pond 7/5/2019 10:12:36 AMWMD1822019
2019/03/28Hyde ParkGihon RiverLeaking septic on or near intersection of Route 100 and Route 100B in North Hyde ParkStateEquipment or System FailureHigh levels of bacteria and ammonia 3/28/2019 12:29:39 PMWSMD45
2019/03/21 12:00PMSpringfield 458 Craigue Hill RoadStateSpill#2 Fuel OilFuel oil provider performed delivery of 125 gallons of oil morning of 3/21. When home owner returned later that day they discovered the legs of the basement AST buckled and the filter was knocked off which resulted in over 150 gallons of fuel on released on the basement floor. Basement floor is concrete but in poor condition with significant cracks. No floor drain. Brook is located approximately 50' away from residence. Legs on basement AST buckled resulting in fuel oil release. 4/11/2019 8:38:36 AMWMD1122019
2019/02/21 4:30PMSpringfieldunnamed brook690 Brooks RoadStateSpillDiesel, Motor OilIncident occurred sometime around 16:30-17:00 on 2/21/19 (Thursday). Skidder found upside down in brook by snowmobilers at 16:30 on 2/22. De minimus quantity of hydraulic fluid and antifreeze released; difficult to assess due to snow cover but minor sheen observed in next brook pool downstream. No other surface water impacts identified. RP information withheld initially on 2/22 due to fatality. NRC #1238406 Log skidder overturned in brook5/10/2019 2:08:15 PMWMD0762019
2018/11/27 12:00AMHardwickLamoille RiverArsene AvePrivate CitizenSpillManureManure hauler accident off road and into river. Manure and some hydraulic oil released. Report made by hauler to AAFM the same morning (11/27/18) and AAFM emailed to DEC same morning. Report not received/read by DEC staff person until 11/28/18. manure truck in river12/6/2018 9:29:56 AMWMD5102018
2018/11/01 9:00AMWilliamstownUnknown Tributary of Stephen's BranchGilbert Road and Graniteville RoadContractorSpillAnti-freeze, Gasoline, Motor OilVehicle veered off road into stream bed. Suspect less than 10 gallons released, however some discrepancy with amount of fuel in gas tank. Vehicle/Equipment accident, vehicle fluids lost2/1/2019 1:00:03 PMWMD4742018
2018/08/28 12:00AMMiltonLamoilleIcehouse RdMunicipalitySpill Liquid magnesium chloride (30% by weight) used for dust suppression and salting roads was being transferred from onsite tanks to a tanker truck for use. The tank on the truck was overfilled causing a release. magnesium chloride release1/10/2019 3:36:00 PMWMD3782018
2018/06/09 12:00PMColchesterLake ChamplainMallets BayStateSpillGasolineVessel caught fire due to engine failure immediately after filling up at the pump island at Mallets bay Marina. Passenger jumped ship and the wind pushed the burning vessel through several occupied moorings. One other boat that was hooked up to mooring caught fire as a result. The burning vessel came to rest on a private beach near the marina at which point the fire dept. applied fire retardant foam and water. It was reported that only a small volume of fuel was on the water surface and no sheens were observed. smoke damage was reported in nearby residence. Vessel caught fire6/13/2018 10:31:45 AMWMD2512018
2018/06/06 12:00PMRandolphPenny BrookDischarge on field adjacent to Penny BrookStateEquipment or System FailureResiduals from Digester including digested manure, composting leachate, brewery wastes and waterWhile pumping liquid waste from the Digester to the fields a coupling failed and 5,000 gallons of liquid waste ran overland and into Penny Brook6/8/2018 11:59:02 AMWSMD42
2018/05/15 03:00PMWhitinghamSauger Brook, Harriman ReservoirSauger Brook, Harriman ReservoirStateSpill#2 fuel oilAccidental release from AST to cellar floor drain. Floor drain connected to municipal storm sewer. Storm sewer discharges to Sauger Brook.5/15/2018 6:17:36 PMWSMD41
2018/05/11ProctorOtter CreekBox culvert behind 99 South StContractorUnknownSewageE.coli > 1000 col/100 ml5/11/2018 12:18:45 PMWSMD40
2018/03/12 12:00AMMontpelierWinooski River7 Green Mountain Dr.MunicipalitySpillMODF (mineral oil dielectric fluid)Sheen noted in river. FD tracked back to culvert that discharges from GMP Service facility. Transformer fell over7/3/2018 2:00:59 PMWMD1022018
2018/02/26 9:00AMSheldonMissoquoi RiverMissoquoi River DamBusinessEquip/System FailureAnti-freezePropylene glycol (Cryotec 100) released in river. Sheens/Product in surface water2/26/2018 11:38:30 AMWMD0882018
2017/12/18 7:00AMFerrisburghunnamed stream that flows west across Rte 74270 US Route 7ContractorEquip/System Failure#2 Fuel Oilthin film of oil on several inches of water in basement. 14-18 ppm vapors in living space. Small amount of oil also discovered on snow and in a stream where it went down a sleeved pipe through the foundation wall. pinhole leak in copper line2/9/2018 1:00:08 PMWMD6512017
2017/12/01 3:00PMSouth HeroLake ChamplainLake ChamplainContractorSpillGasolineSheen noted from sunken vessel. Boating accidents/incidents12/8/2017 9:36:10 AMWMD6242017
2017/11/22 1:00PMBradford Route 25 over RiverMunicipalitySpillManure, Motor OilDump truck accident on bridge, small amounts of vehicle fluids from truck, manure out of truck. Dump truck accident on bridge, manure spilled out of truck2/12/2018 3:15:14 PMWMD6092017
2017/11/07 6:30AMHartlandOttaquechee Rivermm 66 I 91BusinessSpillDieselTT accident on bridge, releasing to Ottauquechee River. FD cannot access lower saddle tank, pumping upper tank. Pads and booms deployed. Vehicle/Equipment accident, vehicle fluids lost12/29/2017 12:57:44 PMWMD5752017
2017/10/30 09:00AMRichmondJoiner BrookManhole prior to RBC treatment unit at Bolton Valley Resort indirect wastewater treatment plant. StateEquipment or System FailureUntreated domestic wastewaterPower outage due to storm caused overflow of domestic wastewater from ski resort's indirect wastewater treatment facility. Power could not be restored immediately due to blocked access road from storm. 10/31/2017 9:17:43 AMWSMD36
2017/10/27AlburgWetland to Lake ChamplainStorm drain outfall located at 1 South Main St, Alburgh VermontContractorCross ConnectionSewageDomestic wastewater from private residences.11/20/2017 2:13:51 PMWSMD35
2017/06/29 3:00PMMiltonLamoille River17 Ethan Allen parkway (Rte 7)BusinessUnknownUnknown/unspecified PetroleumWorkers at the dam noticed a sheen in the river below the dam. They checked all equipment at the dam; nothing was leaking; no spills seen. They think the oil might have been in the river upstream of the dam and passed through the turbine. Sheen discovered in river11/8/2017 1:35:48 PMWMD3122017
 CanaanLake Wallace 4111 Vermont Route 114Private CitizenUnknown#2 Fuel OilProduct and sheen observed in many locations on Lake Wallace. John Shatney (704-754-7708) is acting as a local representative for Mrs. S-V while she is in FL. SS contacted fuel distributor (C. Bean out of Colebrook, NH; 603-237-9377) to provide update and request "do not fill" designation on existing AST. Environment Canada duty officer is Georges Long (613-797-5906). Contents of AST released, beginning to appear in Lake Wallace11/6/2017 9:16:11 AMWMD2192017
2017/05/04 12:00PMBurlingtonLake Champlain MunicipalitySpillMotor OilBurlington Dept. of Parks & Recreation boat was being launched into Champlain when personnel noticed sheen on water, source was identified as a loose fuel filter. The release was immediately stopped then contained. Incident occurred at the coast guard boat launch. Oil filter dislodged on vessel resulting is motor oil release to surface water5/5/2017 1:20:18 PMWMD1972017
2017/04/26 11:30AMBartonWilloughby Brook/Barton River63 Glover RdStateSpillGasolineDuring construction drilling for bridge pier installation, a water main was broken causing upwelling of known contaminated soil to ground surface. Some of this contaminated sediment was discharged into the Willoughby Brook tributary to the Barton River. The amount of sediment could not be estimated, however water flowed out of the borehole for approximately 20 minutes before the water main could be closed. Cont. found during subsurface work6/19/2017 1:49:31 PMWMD1782017
2017/01/03St. Johnsbury Styles BrookNorth of Interstate 93 at Styles Brook MunicipalityCross Connectionbackwash from water treatment facilitybackwash from WTF is directly plumbed to town sewer; appears to be a break in the plumbing line between the WTF and the town sewer. Town is onsite repairing. 1/4/2017 3:33:40 PMWSMD32
2016/12/13 3:00PMMount HollyMill River1300 Route 103StateSpillAnti-freeze, Diesel, Motor OilTruck hauling 20 - 25 tons of calcium carbonate (bagged powder), according to Fire Chief, CC wet but not released. RP is a Canadian Trucking firm based in Ontario (See Contacts). Truck driver transported to Rutland Regional Medical Center. TT roll-over into Mill River - fluids lost6/13/2017 11:48:44 AMWMD5472016
2016/09/08Derby Clyde River31 Hinman Settler RoadStateEquipment or System FailureSewageFailed septic system leaking into small stream and state storm sewer system. Discharge is directly below Rte 105 bridge.9/8/2016 12:21:02 PMWSMD29
2016/08/22Pawlet Flower BrookMunicipal storm drain outfall behind 82 School StreetStateCross ConnectionSewageFailed septic system8/30/2016 11:13:52 AMWSMD22
2016/08/01Barre City Edgewood BrookMunicipal stormwater outfall located 150 feet north of baseball diamond at 70 Camp StreetContractorCross ConnectionSewageBroken house lateral discharging to storm line. Discovered after correction of leaking municipal sewer line.8/30/2016 11:04:11 AMWSMD18
2016/08/01Barre City Gunner's BrookMunicipal outfall to Gunner's Brook behind 112 Maple Avenue, about 366 feet upstream from Brook Street bridge crossing of brookContractorCross ConnectionSewageSuspected broken house sewer lateral on Maple Avenue is leaking into municipal storm drain discharging to Gunner's Brook.8/1/2016 1:53:32 PMWSMD16
2016/08/01Barre Town Edgewood BrookMunicipal stormwater outfall behind 30 Smith Farm RoadContractorCross ConnectionSewageSuspected sewer cross contamination from Countryside Drive neighborhood.8/1/2016 2:31:45 PMWSMD19
2016/07/26LunenburgUnnamed tributary to the Connecticut RiverMunicipal storm drain on Jefferson StContractorCross ConnectionSewageBacked up and leaking sewer1/15/2019 3:57:48 PMWSMD27
2016/07/26Lunenburg Neal BrookMunicipal storm drain outfall opposite 165 West Main St in Lunenburg VillageContractorEquipment or System FailureSewageFailed septic leakin into municipal storm drain. Unknown location9/8/2016 12:18:20 PMWSMD26
2016/07/05Fair HavenUnnamed tributary Poultney RiverMunicipal storm drain in front of 70 South Main St.StateEquipment or System FailureSewageFailed septic system1/15/2019 3:52:22 PMWSMD3
2016/06/09 10:00AMBurlington Lake ChamplainGlobal Bulk Facility by Oakledge ParkMunicipalitySpillFire suppressant foamUnpermitted discharge of fire suppressant foam7/8/2016 2:47:42 PMWSMD9
2016/06/07Montpelier North Branch of the Winooski River172 Main Street, MontpelierContractorCross Connectionsewageleaking sewer main into storm sewer 10/20/2016 2:03:46 PMWSMD10
2016/05/20 02:41PMOrange Wetlandwetland near the intersection of Highway 302 and Reservoir RoadStateSpilldriveway sealant (tar) Vermont HAZ-MAT team was notified by Emergency Management of an accident involving a pickup hauling a trailer; the trailer capsized causing the accident and associated spill of 40 gallons of driveway sealant (tar). The driver was evacuated. At time of notification approximately 15 gallons of the material had been removed through had excavation by the fire department and the cleanup contractor was in-route. The immediate threat was neutralized and preventative measures put in place. Excavation of soils for disposal is scheduled for the week of 6/27-7/1. 7/7/2016 3:42:21 PMWSMD6
2016/05/20Bennington Walloomsac River (Hoosic Drainage)Stormwater outfall between 1789 & 1955 North Bennington RoadStateEquipment or System FailuresewageSewer main break on First Street, Bennington College11/4/2016 1:32:12 PMWSMD8
Discharge Ended
Date/Time Of IncidentTownReceiving WaterLocation DescriptionReporting EntityCauseReleased MaterialsDescription And UpdatesLast UpdatedID
2019/01/28MorristownLamoille RiverMunicipal storm drain outfall on south side of Long Bridge, Bridge StreetStateCross ConnectionSanitary wastewater398 Bridge Street improper lateral10/7/2019 8:36:04 AMWSMD44
2016/08/22ProctorUnnamed tributary Otter CreekOtter Creek falls at Proctor, just upstream of 238 Generation AveContractorCross ConnectionSewageSchool Street municipal sewer misconnected to storm line.10/3/2019 3:51:04 PMWSMD21