Department of Public Works

Reinvesting in Burlington


In November 2016 and again in November 2018, Burlington residents voted overwhelmingly in support of bond measures to reinvest in our city's aging capital, drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure. The Sustainable Infrastructure Plan is being 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 beter asset management. Significant progress has been made by every generation in stewarding area waters, and the CWRP continues that strong tradition. 

An Update: As the City continues our response to COVID-19, some of our construction work will be impacted. As of now, we have paused our water main relining and some sewer projects as these require service interuptions or access to people's residences. This is not reflected in the chart to the right. Additionally, some fraction of sidewalk work may be completed in spring 2021. As our season takes shape and progresses, we will update the community on our work.


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 2020, underway & all completed since 2016.

Clean Water Resiliency Plan

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


We are including some key outreach material that has been or will be distributed as reference material. Some of our work is shifting as a result of COVID-19 and/or for other reasons. We always encourage you to check the Construction Portal or reach out for the most up to date information. 




Robert Goulding
    Public Information Manager, 802-881-2278