Vermont state board approves $10.4 million for water cleanup

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MONTPELIER, VT. >> Towns, farmers and erosion control efforts are expected to share in $10.4 million in water cleanup funding approved by a Vermont state board.

Tuesday's approval of the funding package by the Clean Water Fund Board, subject to agreement by lawmakers in their upcoming session, is to fund state agencies' work in improving water quality.

The fund and the board were created by Act 64, a water-quality bill lawmakers passed earlier this year.

Among the expenditures supported by the board are more than $2.1 million to help cities and towns improve storm water management systems; nearly $1.5 million for municipal roads; $1.75 million for grants to help farmers reduce polluted runoff; and $900 for the Agency of Agriculture to enforce farm water quality standards.


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