Water & Sewer

Water Division

Montpelier Water Filtration Facility

The City of Montpelier distributes an average of one million gallons of water to Montpelier and Berlin residents each day.


Water Plant staff are responsible for:

  • Maintenance of the raw water transmission line from Pond to Plant
  • Operation and maintenance of the Water Plant buildings and grounds
  • Oversight of the water supply, Berlin Pond

The Chief Operator and two Plant Operators are State of Vermont certified Water System Operators and are continuously monitoring water quality through:

  • Laboratory analysis
  • Source protection inspections
  • Use trends

To see a graphic representation of "Where Our Water Comes From," visit the upper hallway of City Hall, where artists Carolyn Shapiro and Delia Robinson have created a mural around the water fountain, and enjoy the historical documents and photographs in the artists' showcase.

DPW complex

 Higher Than Normal/Explained Water Use?

If your water usage has increased significantly without a viable reason, please see the attached guidance on how to check for leaks (PDF).

Sewer Division

The City's Wastewater System consists of:

  • Sewer collection system maintenance
  • Sludge disposal
  • Treatment

The Montpelier Water Resource Recovery Facility treats approximately 1.1 million gallons of sewage daily. The plant works in conjunction with the local Waste Management company and the Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District (CVSWMD) for sludge disposal.