Department of Public Works

RJ JolyR.J. Joly, Public Works Director

Larry Gates, Assistant Public Works Director

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, (1) DPW Director,
(1) Assistant DPW Director and (2) Working Foremen. The Highway
Division is responsible for maintaining approximately 120 miles of road in the Town of Bennington.  Crews maintain 13 bridges, greater than 20′, 475 catch basins, numerous miles of ditches, culverts, and swales. The Highway Division also replaces and maintains all 45 miles of sidewalk in town, along with all sweeping and trash removal in the downtown.

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
205 South Street
Bennington, VT 05201
Hours: Monday. Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Linda E. Bermudez, Public Works Administrative Assistant
Phone: 802-447-9719

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Water Resources Division
Water Department
The Bennington Water Resources Division was formed in 1987, consolidating the Bennington Water and Wastewater (Sewer) Departments. This is now consolidated with the Highway Division to form the new Department of Public Works. The Water/Sewer Divisions budgets are solely funded through the system users, and the rates are established annually. No real estate tax money is used for any part of either department’s needs.
Water Division Brian Billert, Working Foreman

The Water Division is made up of a five-man crew. This crew is responsible for servicing and maintaining approximately 62 miles of water mains, 500 fire hydrants, 3,700 water service connections and 1,150 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, permits for repairs, allocations for home additions or new businesses or water meters, 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
Mike Lane, Assistant Chief Operator/Wastewater Facility

The Bennington Wastewater Division put its first Primary Wastewater Treatment Facility on line 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 six-man crew maintains approximately 67 miles of sanitary sewer mains, four pump stations and 1,300 sewer manholes. They are also responsible for maintaining the 5.1 million gallon per day Wastewater Treatment Facility itself. 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. The Treatment Facility, now approaching  30 years old, has begun a $9.85 million upgrade.  The Town’s engineers, Aldrich and Elliott, will oversee the project.

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
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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