Public Works' offices will be closed on Friday August 16th in observance of Bennington Battle Day. We will reopen during normal business hours on Monday August 19th. Recycling will be picked up. For any urgent water-related issues, please contact 802-863-4501 (24/7). 

Department of Public Works


Current Rates FY 20 (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020)*

The water rate is $4.44 per 100 cubic feet for all users and $4.53 for water only accounts.

The wastewater rate is $6.20 per 100 cubic feet for all users.

Users who generate waste with a Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) that exceeds 400 milligrams per liter may be subject to a monthly wastewater surcharge.  This surcharge is applicable to certain types of commercial or industrial users.  Please contact us to discuss the possible strength of your waste and the City Ordinances that regulate use of public sewers (section 26-71).

Stormwater rates are based on your land use code and you can either be assessed a flat fee or be charged based on your actual impervious surface. 

  • Single Family: $6.60/month flat fee

  • Duplex: $6.56/month flat fee

  • Triplex: $7.56/month flat fee

  • Directly Assessed Customers: $2.47 x ISU/month 1 ISU = 1,000 sq.ft. impervious

Water Resources is also subject to the Street Franchise Fee (section 27-122) whereby we pay 3.5% of our gross revenues to the City. 

*The FY 20 budgets for the Water Resources (Water, Wastewater and Stormwater) Enterprise funds were approved by the City Council on June 17, 2019.  Learn more about our financial goals along with key revenue and expense drivers for the coming years by reading our FY 20 Budget Presentation. 

Previous Budget  and Rate Information

FY 19 Water Resources Budget Presentation

FY 18 Water Resources Budget Presentation

FY 17 Water Resources Budget Presentation

FY 16 Water Resources Budget Presentation

FY 16 Water Resources Rate comparison and background