Throughout South Burlington
Harsh winters, traffic load, and normal operation are constantly degrading the city’s stormwater system. When parts of the system fail, flooding and pollution can result.
Crushed pipes, crumbling catch basins and other failures must be caught early in order to avoid serious consequences. Stormwater detention ponds are inspected for deposits of sediment that impair proper flow. Stormwater pipes are inspected using a special waterproof camera with a highpowered zoom. These pipes are too small and dangerous for people to enter. If pollution is suspected, water and sediment samples are taken to a lab for analysis. The condition of South Burlington’s stormwater system is stored in a GIS database at the offices on Landfill Road.
A well functioning stormwater system keeps our waterways clean and minimizes flooding from heavy rain.
Best Management Practices
The Stormwater Utility is constantly inspecting the system for potential problems.
Stormwater Utility Fund
Last Updated: 2/2010