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Town health officers and local officials are tuned in to health issues in their communities. Find information, resources and guidance for town and municipal health officers, managers, clerks, and planners.

Information for You

The Vermont Department of Health Laboratory works closely with state offices and public water suppliers to monitor Lake Champlain and drinking water supplies for blue green algae toxins.

The Vermont Department of Health Laboratory can perform total coliform/E.coli bacterial testing on any public water supply or private well

Radioactive materials give off a form of energy that travels in waves or particles. This energy is called radiation.

The Health Department offers information and resources for Town Health Officers (THOs) about significant public health issues and their role in their community.

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

Not all Vermont bays, lakes, and ponds are monitored. Be aware of changing conditions, and keep out of the water if you think cyanobacteria may be present. Check recent reports on lake conditions and season summaries. To find out if a beach or swim area is open, call the beach manager.

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