Department of Public Works

Boil Water Advisory Lifted. Sample Results Normal.


July 3, 2019

Contact:  Robert Goulding, DPW, 802-540-0846


The boil water advisory in Burlington, affecting parts of the South End, is lifted. Sample results (from samples taken yesterday after water pressure was restored and hydrants were flushed) were received this morning, July 3rd, and the results were normal, with no indication of contamination. Drinking water is also tested daily at the plant and regularly throughout the distribution system.


Yesterday’s precautionary advisory -- the first in memory -- was issued out of an extreme abundance of caution and to comply with a recent change in state regulations. Approximately 2,500 customers were placed under a boil water advisory. 


Water Resources at Public Works maintains a 24/7 phone line for urgent drinking water questions and can be reached at 802-863-4501. Non-urgent questions can also be directed to Currently, we maintain a database for customers who choose to share their email addresses with us. This is used for important notifications. If you are not currently on this list or are not sure if you are, please email the address above. We will be transitioning to a more rapid alert system in the near future and customers will have an opportunity to sign up.



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