Department of Public Works

RJ JolyR.J. Joly, Public Works Director
Email: rjoly@benningtonvt.org

Larry Gates, Assistant Public Works Director
Email:lgates@benningtonvt.org


Highway Division

Hours: Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
After Hours: Nights, weekend and/or Holiday Highway calls should be directed to the Bennington Police Department at (802) 442-1030.

The Highway Division is made up of a 14-man crew, (2) Working Foremen, (1) Public Works Director, and (1) Assistant Public Works Director. The Highway Division is responsible for maintaining approximately 120 miles of road within the Town of Bennington. Crews also maintain 13 bridges greater than 20 feet long, 500 catch basins, numerous miles of ditches, culverts, and swales. The Highway Division also replaces, plows and maintains all 45 miles of sidewalk in town, as well as street sweeping and trash removal in the downtown area.

On-site Locations:
78 Bowen Road
Hours: Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; No Weekend Hours


Water/Sewer Billing Office

Linda E. Bermudez, Public Works Administrative Assistant
205 South Street
Bennington, VT 05201
Hours: Monday. Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Email: lbermudez@benningtonvt.org
Phone: 802-447-9719

Water & Sewer Questions

Do you have questions about your water and sewer rates? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (CLICK HERE).

What should and should not be flushed?

We can all play a role in protecting Vermont’s natural waters – and reduce our water and sewer costs – just by changing the way we use common household products! GMWEA’s four “Don’t Flush It!” brochures show how. https://gmwea.org/dont-flush-it

Metered Water Questions

All commercial properties and multi family buildings are required to have a meter. Single family households have the option of having a flat rate OR having a meter. Learn more with this FAQ and calculate whether you can save money by moving to a meter vs. a flat rate. (CLICK HERE).


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Water Resources Division

 

Water Division


Brian Billert, Working Foreman
Email:bbillert@benningtonvt.org

The Water Division is made up of a five-man crew, including the Working Foreman. This crew is responsible for servicing and maintaining approximately 92 miles of water mains, 650 fire hydrants, 4,065 water service connections and 1,225 water meters ranging from 1/2 inch to 8 inches in diameter. They also are responsible for maintaining the 4.0 million gallon per day Water Filtration Plant. The Bennington water system is fed by two different water sources. Our primary water source is Bolles Brook, a surface water source located in Woodford, Vermont. It is necessary to treat this water before consumption, which is done at the Water Filtration Plant on Route 9 in Woodford. Our plant was originally built and put on line in 1978. This Filtration Plant went through a major upgrade in 2006 in order to meet new criteria set forth by the E.P.A. as they related to the Safe Drinking Water Act.
Bennington’s second source of water is Morgan Springs. This is a pristine ground water source located right in the Town of Bennington. It is an extremely valuable resource to both the Town of Bennington and its water users. This amazing spring overflows nearly 2.5 million gallons per day. In 1992 Morgan Springs was upgraded to a state-of-the-art ground water pumping station and withdrawal facility. In 2004 the Town of Bennington Water Department made additional upgrades to facilitate the sale of Morgan Springs Water to private water bottling companies, which continues today. Projects in the near future will be focused on the replacement of 100-year-old water main sections and the improvement of water quality through larger diameter water mains as well as looping the water mains where possible.
If you have questions regarding your water service, billings, meters, permits for repairs, allocations for home additions or new businesses, please contact the Water/Sewer billing office at the Town Offices at 802-447-9719.
On-site Locations:
78 Bowen Road
Hours: Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; No Weekend Hours Filtration Plant
Vermont Route 9
Hours: Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (By Appointment Only); No Weekend Hours

Wastewater/Sewer Division

Jon D’Amour, Chief Operator/Wastewater Facility
Email: jdamour@benningtonvt.org
Mike Lane, Assistant Chief Operator/Wastewater Facility
Email: mlane@benningtonvt.org

The Bennington Wastewater Division put its first Primary Wastewater Treatment Facility online in the 1962. This level of treatment was a simple settling process with an anaerobic digestion of collected sludge. The sludge was eventually drained, freeze-dried and transported to a landfill. This treatment process survived until 1984 when the treatment facility underwent a major upgrade. The facility upgraded its process to a secondary-tertiary treatment process with sludge dewatering in 1992 and eventually a state-of-the-art composting facility in 2000. The Bennington Wastewater Treatment Facility receives wastewater from Bennington, North Bennington and Shaftsbury. The seven-man crew including the Chief Operator maintain approximately 67 miles of sanitary sewer mains, five pump stations and 1,300 sewer manholes. They are also responsible for maintaining the 5.1 million gallon per day Wastewater Treatment Facility itself and the adjoining compost facility. The operators and the facility have been recognized for their efforts with numerous State of Vermont and New England Water Pollution Control awards for their outstanding efforts. In 2020 the Treatment Facility completed a major $9.85 million upgrade. This added a pre-screening process and replaced several pieces of aging equipment that have long outlasted their performance life expectancy.

If you have questions regarding your sewer service, billings, permits for repairs, allocations for home additions or new businesses please contact the Water/Sewer billing office at the Town Offices at 802-447-9719.

On-site Location:
Wastewater Treatment Plant
244 Harrington Road
Hours: Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; No Weekend Hours


Related Links: Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrade presentation

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