Water Resources

Stormwater Management

The City of Burlington established a dedicated stormwater program in 2009 in an effort to address the state and federal stormwater permit requirements. This program collects stormwater user fees from property owners in Burlington which are used to fund efforts to meet or exceed specific compliance requirements in the City's stormwater permit as well as improve stormwater management throughout the City. Fully addressing these requirements is key to improving the water quality of Lake Champlain and the Winooski River, as well as the streams that flow into them.

In addition, the City of Burlington continues to be a participant in the Chittenden County Regional Stormwater Education Program (RSEP) in accordance with section E1 of the stormwater plan.

Stormwater Ordinance 
Burlington's stormwater ordinance (Chapter 26) provides for more comprehensive review of projects in the City and for the collection of fees that support the maintenance, repair and replacement of stormwater infrastructure in the City and the continued development and implementation of a dedicated stormwater program to ensure regulatory compliance and to improve water quality in our waterbodies.

  • City Code - Chapter 26
    Amendments to the City Code, Chapter 26 - Ordinance adopted by City Council December 15, 2008; Effective April 1, 2009; includes 2010 amendment removing 1/2 acre impervious exemption.


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