Landlords & Renters

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Find resources for Vermont landlords and renters, including health information and legal requirements for property owners and tenants.

Information for You

If your water does not come from a town or city water system, you are using a private drinking water source.

Untreated surface water in rivers, streams, lakes, and ponds is not safe to drink unless it is treated to remove bacteria, viruses, and parasites.

Water that is contaminated with fecal coliform, or E.coli bacteria, can cause health problems if ingested and should be disinfected before use.

Water may not be safe to drink, cook or clean with after an emergency such as a flood.

Vermont’s rivers, streams and lakes can be harmful to our health and safety when they flood. Learn about the steps you can take to stay safe before, during and after a flood.

Arsenic is a natural element found in some rocks and soils in Vermont and may get into groundwater.

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