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Department of Public Works

Reinvesting in Burlington


In November 2016, November 2018 & November 2021, Burlington residents voted overwhelmingly in support of bond measures to reinvest in our city's aging capital, drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure. Since passage of the 2016 Sustainable Infrastructure Plan (SIP), the City has:

  • tripled sidewalk rebuilding
  • paved nearly 20% of the entire City
  • placed an emphasis on water main infrastructure for the first time in recent memory

The SIP was implemented so we can benefit from improved infrastructure in the present and to steward our physical and natural resources for future generations. Similarly, the Clean Water Resiliency Plan (CWRP) will modernize our vast wastewater and stormwater system through Treatment Plant upgrades, sewer & storm pipe relining, outfall repairs and pump station updates. This Plan builds on years of analysis and better asset management. Significant progress has been made by every generation in stewarding area waters, and the CWRP continues that strong tradition. 

2022 presents another opportunity for vital infrastructure progress. Bid prices are significantly higher for materials, including asphalt and concrete. We will be working to maximize every dollar available to rebuild a stronger City. Full details are not currently available on federal infrastructure money, however, this is an important area we are closely tracking.

Visit Clean Water Resiliency Plan to learn more about the work that has been completed and planned to upgrade our stormwater and wastewater infrastruture.



Sustainable Infrastructure Plan

The foundation of a vibrant city life rests on well-maintained capital infrastructure. Click here to read the 2016 Plan.

Capital Construction Maps

View sidewalk, paving, water, sewer & other capital projects - planned for 2021, underway & all completed since 2016.

Clean Water Resiliency Plan

Learn more about this comprehensive modernization of our stormwater and wastewater system.




Robert Goulding
    Public Information Manager
    RGoulding@burlingtonvt.gov, 802-881-2278