Welcome to the South Burlington Water Quality (Wastewater Treatment) Department. The Wastewater Department manages the City's two wastewater treatment plants (on Airport Parkway and Bartlett Bay Road) and the 36 pump stations that collect sewage waste around the city.
All wastewater permitting in South Burlington is managed through the City's Department of Planning and Zoning. This includes wastewater connection permits, wastewater allocations, and grease, oil and sand interceptor permits. Information regarding wastewater permits, including "How To" guides and application documents, can be found on the Planning and Zoning web page located here.
Permit fees are established by the South Burlington City council on a periodic basis. Current wastewater fees (as updated for FY24 starting on 7/1/23) are:
-Sewer Rate: $ 48.20 / 1,000 cubic feet
-Sewer Allocation Fee: $14.57 / gallon
-Sewer Connection Fee: $63 ($50 connection fee and $13 digitization fee)
Robert Fischer, Water Quality Superintendent
- The City's Ordinance Regulating the Use of Public and Private Sanitary Sewerage and Stormwater Systems is available here.
- Pump Station Design Criteria
- What not to put down the drain
- Bartlett Bay Wastewater Treatment Facility Refurbishment Preliminary Engineering Report (5 MB) and Appendices (10.5 MB)