Public Works

Our Mission

Guided by a philosophy of service, public safety, cost containment, and environmental protection, our mission is to improve the overall quality of life within the community through the development of superior infrastructure.

Director's Message

Colchester has many diverse land uses and an abundance of natural resources. Situated on the eastern shores of Lake Champlain, with a population of over 17,000, Colchester is the 4th largest community in  Vermont.

Responsibilities & Services

The Colchester Public Works Department provides a variety of public services to the community. Our primary responsibilities include the planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation of the community's infrastructure. 

These services are implemented through the divisions of:

· Administration                         · Highway
· Buildings                                   · Stormwater
· Engineering                              · Wastewater
· Equipment Maintenance

Your comments and ideas are always welcome. Do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of service.


Water Quality Hotline: 802-264-5628               

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