Public Works

Water and Sewer

Problem/Emergency Phone Numbers:
Day: 802-476-3522 (Town Garage)
Off-Hours: 802-476-3147 (Emergencies Only)

WATER

The Town of Barre and Websterville water systems are operated by twocertified operators in an effort to provide users with safe drinkable water at all times. System operators' duties are:

  • Regular testing of the water for contaminants (See Water Quality Report)
  • Daily checks of the system for operational problems
  • Flushing of hydrants during the fall
  • Reading of Water meters monthly (See Clerk's Office - Utility Billing)  
  • Maintenance of the water system infrastructure including treatment plant, pumping stations, well, and pipes.
  • Meeting Federal and State requirements as needed.
The homeowner is responsible for the maintenance of water/service lateral that comes from the water shut-off to the house.

The Town of Barre water system provides water to approximately 475 customers in East Barre, Lower Websterville, and the Countryside section of town. The Websterville system serves 125 customers. The FY2020-2021 rate charged is a base rate ($62.00 per quarter) plus your water usage ($7.10 per 100 cubic feet).

To pay your Water Bill online click here

Sewer

The Town sewer system facilitates the needs of customers in many sections of Town (GIS Mapping System). All sewage goes to a Wastewater Treatment Plant in Barre City, where the town has purchased a large allocation of the treatment capacity. Barre Town conducts regular maintenance of the town's sewer system, which includes flushing sewer mains and cleaning manholes. 

In the event of a sewer backup or sluggish disposal, please do not remove a sewer cleanout cap. Please call the town at the numbers listed above in the case of an emergency. The homeowner is responsible for the maintenance of the sewer/service lateral line that comes from the main sewer line to the house, which often times can be on the other side of the road.

The sewer rate is a flat fee of $316.00 (no sewer bond included) per year for each unit billed. Payments are due in February and August. This fee is not tax deductible. Connection availability questions should be directed to the Planning/Zoning Department or the Town Engineer's Office. To review the fee schedule associated with sewer connections, see Permit Fees. The connection fee is $1500 plus a $7.00 recording fee once all appropriate permitting is completed.

If your house is not on the Town's sewer system you are required to have an on-site septic system. This type of system requires a permit if you are building or new home or replacing an existing system. For further details call the Planning/Zoning Department or the Engineer's Office. (See Permit Fees)

To pay your Sewer Bill online click here