Past Events

Waterfront Living in Vermont: A Septic Solutions Conference – May 9, 2019

The Septic Solutions conference was for Vermont homeowners along rivers and lakeshores as well as septic designers and installers to explore design and financing solutions to address our aging septic infrastructure. The conference shared innovative systems for small lots, available technology and financing resources, and provide continuing education credits for licensed septic designers.Conference was supported by the Lake Champlain Basin Program and New England Grassroots Environment Fund and was coordinated in partnership with Lake Champlain Sea Grant and the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Lakes and Ponds Program and the Drinking and Groundwater Protection Division. Topics included Septic 101, Navigating the Permitting World, Financing Solutions, and Showcasing Innovative and Alternative Systems. Event offered 2 continuing education credits for licensed septic designers, and the morning segment was available via webinar. See flyer here , welcome packet here, and agenda here.

Presentations

  • Eric Howe, Program Director, Lake Champlain Basin Program, Vermont Waterways and Why Septic MattersPPT
  • Graham Bradley, Program Hydrogeologist and Soil Geologist, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation Drinking Water & Groundwater Protection Division, Septic 101PPT, Audio 1, Audio 2
  • Linda Patterson,Water Quality Educator, Lake Champlain SeaGrant; Lynette Claudon, Chief Pollution Control Design Engineer, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program; Jim Fitzpatrick, Thompson’s Point Resident,Speaking From ExperiencePPTs, Audio 1, Audio 2
  • Ernie Christianson, Regional Engineer Manager,Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation Drinking Water & Groundwater Protection Division; Amy Picotte, Lakeshore Manager, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation Watershed Management Division, Septic Regulations and Beyond for Shoreline Preservation PPTs, Audio 1, Audio 2
  • George Heufelder, Co-Director, Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center, Phosphorus Treatment in Onsite Septic SystemsPPT, Audio 1, Audio 2
  • Jared Willey, Co-owner, Advanced Onsite Services; Dan Ottenheimer, Owner, Oakson, Alternative and Innovative Septic Technologies for Small Waterfront LotsPPT, Audio
  • Chris Rottler, Onsite Loan Program Manager, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation Facilities Engineering Division; Thomas Brown, CWSRF Program Lead, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation Facilities Engineering Division; Alyssa Peteani, Loan Officer, Champlain Housing Trust, Financing Assistance and StrategiesPPTs, Audio (note that beginning of Chris’ presentation starts near the end of the preceding presentation’s Audio)