Landlords & Renters

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

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The Vermont Lead Law—passed in 1996 and updated in 2008—requires landlords of older buildings and child care facility owners to help prevent children from being exposed to lead.

Hydrogen sulfide gas can occur in wells anywhere in Vermont and gives the water a characteristic "rotten egg" taste or smell.

Lead is a highly toxic metal. It can be found in both public and private water systems, in household plumbing, and in well components.

Manganese is an essential nutrient for the human body and is found in some foods. It is also a naturally occuring metal found in some rocks and soils in Vermont and may get into groundwater.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires that public water systems use chlorine for disinfection at the water treatment facility.

Nitrogen can take different forms in nature and is important for life in both plants and animals. The most common form of nitrogen found in well water is nitrate.

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