Water Department


The Burlington "Water Works" was formed in 1890. Today the Burlington Water Utility provides over 2.5 million gallons per day to customers.

The source of water for the Burlington system consists of five drilled groundwater municipal wells, each finished in the deep sandstone aquifer. Water from these wells is chlorinated, then pumped into an elevated tank or ground storage reservoir, where it is held for distribution.

The Water Division provides adequate water flows and pressures throughout the service area for domestic consumption and fire fighting purposes, and maintains a quality and cost efficient product by the operation and management of a distribution system. This division also repairs all water lines, towers, tanks and appurtenances.

Mission Statement

The mission of the City of Burlington is to build and enhance our community by safely, respectfully, proudly and effectively executing our daily work activities. As an organization we are committed to continuous improvement.