Monthly Archives: September 2017

Draft version of the Hazard Mitigation Plan is available

The Town of Hardwick is again seeking public input for the Hazard Mitigation planning process.  Hazard Mitigation Planning works to protect a community and is a mandatory requirement before any FEMA funding can be awarded to a town to repair infrastructure or acquire critical equipment.  Public input is crucial to the planning process and the information provided will help produce a plan that will serve the town for years to come.

The draft version of the plan is available for review and comment.  A paper copy can be obtained at the Town Manager’s office.  Electronic versions are here:

Hardwick HMP 11182015

Hazard Id and Mitigation Actions

Any questions or suggestions can be forwarded to the Town Manager’s office at or 802-472-6120.

Town of Hardwick Water Quality

The Town of Hardwick was not involved in the lead sampling at the Hardwick Elementary School. We aren’t sure how the sample was taken. The way it was setup was likely to show a worst case scenario at the school as there was essentially no water used at the school all summer. The test at the school doesn’t demonstrate a lead problem with the Town water. The next sample the school will take will be what is called a flush sample (where the water is run for a period of time and then sampled), which should demonstrate a better result and be more indicative of the actual water quality of the school.

The Town lead levels were 3 parts per billion. Overall range of sampling was 0 to 4 parts per billion. The federal action level is 15 parts per billion. Hardwick water is safe to drink.

Some precautions that could be taken to reduce potential lead contamination: include in the morning, letting your faucet run for a few seconds to get cold fresh water and storing fresh cold water in a container in the refrigerator and drinking that rather than using water right out of the faucet. Lead levels are generally the highest when the water hasn’t been used for a while – like overnight or over a weekend etc., letting it run flushes out any stagnant water in your household.

Please contact the Town Manager’s Office at 802-472-6120 if you have any questions. Our office hours are 7:30 AM – 4:00. PM