Last week, we announced the Clean Water Resiliency Plan: a seven-point, $30 million initiative to stabilize, modernize, and upgrade Burlington’s wastewater and stormwater infrastructure.
Due to aggressive cost-mitigation measures, when borrowing is fully phased in, average single-families will see an approximately $5.36 increase in their monthly water bills.
The City has been working toward this plan for years. Over the last three years, as the City has been pursuing major investments in other areas of the City’s infrastructure, the Department of Public Works (DPW) commissioned comprehensive third-party studies of the City’s wastewater and stormwater systems, and discussed with the City Council upcoming needed investments in each of the last two budget years. The Clean Water Resiliency Plan accelerates these planned investments as a result of the high level of unplanned discharges that Burlington experienced this summer.
Please join me at a Water Quality Town Hall Meeting tomorrow evening to hear more and ask questions about the City’s Plan.
Town Hall: A Community Conversation on Water Quality