Public Works

Overview of Services

The Public Works Department is dedicated to ensuring our community is provided with safe, sustainable, well-maintained, and financially sound infrastructure systems. Public Works oversees maintenance, improvements, and management of the water distribution system, wastewater treatment facility, sanitary and stormwater collection systems, transportation network, city-owned facilities, and open spaces.

Public Works Standards and Specifications

Forms and Applications

Water Resources

Winooski provides safe, clean household water to residents of the City.  As part of the Champlain Water District, in 2015 we were honored for Excellence in Water Treatment and also in 2014 for having good tasting municipal tap water. We’re able to maintain this level of quality because our water comes from a clean, deep water source in Shelburne Bay and because we consistently test the water to ensure it remains clean and healthy for use by the community.

Wastewater Resources

Winooski works with many other municipalities in Chittenden County to inform residents about how individuals can impact stormwater so that the stormwater that flows over your property remains as clean as possible and is not flowing so fast that it will erode stream banks.  

  • For more information on what you can do to keep stormwater clean, visit
  • The Green Mountain Water Environment Association (GMWEA) supports Vermont’s drinking water, wastewater, and storm water sector - serving water quality professionals, preserving the environment, and protecting public health through technical trainings, public education, and policy advisories. GMWEA has published a series of four informational brochures for Vermont residents:

Streets and Facilities

The Department of Public Works streets and facilities team is responsible for maintaining and improving the city’s transportation network, buildings, and parks system. The department strives to ensure city infrastructure is safe and well maintained. Our goal is to provide reliable, responsive, cost-efficient and innovative public works services.

Municipal Infrastructure Commission

The Municipal Infrastructure Commission is a policy advising group to the City Council and serves to implement its Strategic Vision area as outlined in the Master Plan.

Municipal Infrastructure:  "Invest in the City’s municipal infrastructure, including energy resources, facilities and technology; roads and sidewalks; and water, sewer, and stormwater lines and facilities. Infrastructure investment will make our City safe and accessible to residents and visitors while recognizing the critical role that we play in the region’s system."