Daily Archives: August 1, 2022

Boil Water Notice Hardwick Town WSID 5039


Due to the need for system maintenance/repair, including but not limited to, a water line break, 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 Hardwick Town water system.  The Hardwick Town Water System 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 sent in the drinking water supply.  We anticipate resolving the problem within 48 hours.

For more information, please contact Ken LaCasse at (802) 472-5939. 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).


The Hardwick Town Clerk’s Office is reaching out to the community with an opportunity to become involved with your Town Government.

By Vermont State Statute the population of the Town of Hardwick allows us to have 10 Justices of the Peace to represent our Town. Since the General Election of November 2020 we have only had 5 elected JP’s. Moving forward to the November 2022 General Election we are hoping for a full slate of JP’s to work on our team.

We are hoping that community members might want to join us with the very important role a local Justice of the Peace has.

Justices of the Peace can, if they wish to, perform marriages, but it is not required that they do so. They are also a representative to your local Board of Civil Authority and assist the Town Clerk’s Office with Elections, tax abatement hearings and grand list value appeal hearings.

Progressive’s, Democrat’s and Republican’s wishing to become a Justice of the Peace should contact your local party chair or the office of your State Party Leader.

Independent candidates who are interested in becoming a Justice of the Peace for Hardwick must be a registered Hardwick voter; you must collect 23 signatures of other registered Hardwick voters and sign a Consent of Candidate form. These items must be returned to the Hardwick Town Clerk’s Office by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2022.

Petition and Consent of Candidate forms can be picked up at the Hardwick Town Clerk’s Office or can be mailed or emailed to you if you contact us at 802-472-5971.

We are very hopeful that we will have interest from many of you to help keep Hardwick moving forward.

Water Line Break Downtown

9:40 a.m. August 1, 2022

There is a water line break in Hardwick Village. Parts of Wolcott Street, all of Main Street and So. Main Street will not have water until this is fixed. It is currently being worked on. We do not have estimate as to the time it will be fixed. We are actively working on the situation to get it fixed ASAP.

We apologize for any inconvenience.