Water Boil Notice - Residents North of Dow Farm Lane on 116, Butternut Ridge, Mead Lane and the  Lindale Trailer Park ONLY

The below Water Boil Notice is ONLY for those with Town water and reside: North of Dow Farm Lane on 116, Butternut Ridge, Mead Lane and the  Lindale Trailer Park

Town Of Middlebury VT

Water Department - WSID (5004)


Due to the need for system maintenance/repair including but not limited (Culvert washout on Route 116 causing water main to collapse and break. Temporary fix of water transmission main to restore water for customers affected area: North from Dow Farm Lane on Route 116, Butternut Ridge, Mead Lane and Lindale Trailer Park) there is a strong possibility that your drinking water supply may become contaminated on the way to the tap. This situation presents a significant health risk to users of the Town of Middlebury VT water system. The Town of Middlebury VT Water Department is issuing a Boil Water Notice for users, effective immediately.

What should I do? 

DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.

Coliforms are bacteria which are naturally present in the environment and are used as an indicator that other potentially harmful bacteria may be present. When a water system is experiencing fluctuations in water pressure the possibility exists for bacteria and other harmful organisms to enter the water distribution system and contaminate your drinking water supply. 

People with severely compromised immune systems, infants, and some elderly may be at increased risk. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1 (800) 426-4791.

What happened? What is being done? 

This Boil Water Notice will remain in effect until the water system maintenance/repair is complete and the system is able to demonstrate that the quality and quantity of the drinking water meets State and Federal drinking water standards. 

We will inform you when the necessary system maintenance/repair has been completed and tests show no bacteria present in the drinking water supply. We anticipate resolving the problem within 2 Weeks from August 4th, 2023.

For more information, please contact Patti Kirby at (802) 388-4045.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.