Water Division


Beginning on Monday, August 28th the Town of Hartford Water Division will be flushing hydrants in Wilder, VT.

Starting Monday, May 22nd we will be starting the Service Line Inventory throughout the Town of Hartford. Below is a list of streets as scheduled that we will be going door-to-door to take inventory of the water lines.

Lead Copper Rule Revision (LCRR) Inventory Notice (PDF)

Week of June 19th

  • Acorn Street 
  • Conifer Street 
  • Walsh Avenue
  • Butternut Road 
  • Dogwood Lane

Week of June 12th

  • 3rd Avenue 
  • Fairview Terrace 
  • Stacey Lane
  • Birchwood Drive 
  • Forest Hills Avenue
  • Bullard Street 
  • Hillcrest Terrace
  • Chellis Street 
  • Lily Pond Road

Week of May 29th

  • Abbott Street 
  • Holman Avenue 
  • Templeton Avenue
  • Airport Road 
  • Lower Hyde Park 
  • Thomas Street
  • Charles Street 
  • Marshall Avenue
  • Hickory Ridge 
  • Talbert Street

Week of May 22nd

  • A Street 
  • Jamie Drive 
  • Winston Drive
  • C Street 
  • Kriskarli Drive
  • Frost Park 
  • O'Connell Court
  • James Street 
  • South Street

Water Quality

Water Quality Reports

Spring Hydrant flushing is complete in the Quechee village, Wilder village, Hartford village and White River Junction areas. If you experience any discolored water, it may be caused by flushing our hydrants. Please run your water for 5 to 10 minutes and it should clear up. If it doesn't clear up, please call 802-295-3622.


The Water Division is responsible for operating and maintaining the source, treatment, storage, and distribution systems in Quechee, Harford VT, White River Junction and Wilder villages. 4 employees are dedicated to operating and maintaining the systems.

Hartford Water System

The Hartford Water System serves approximately 2,042 customers in the villages of Hartford, White River Junction, and Wilder. The source of supply for the well is a groundwater aquifer with an estimated potential yield of 3.0 MGD. Water is drawn from the aquifer from two gravel-packed wells in Wilder with pumping capacities of 600 and 1,000 GPM.

The water is filtered to remove excessive manganese and disinfected with sodium hypochlorite as required. After treatment/disinfection water is pumped to the distribution system and two storage facilities consisting of a 1.0 million gallon concrete tank adjacent to the Hartford/Norwich town line, and a 1.5 million gallon concrete tank immediately north of the Hartford Public Safety building.

In the event of an emergency, a connection is available between Hartford and Lebanon, NH.

Quechee Water System

The Quechee Water System serves approximately 720 customers in the village of Quechee. The source of supply for the well is a groundwater aquifer with a State approved yield of 0.923 MGD. Water is drawn from the aquifer through a gravel-packed well with a pump capable of 550 GPM.

The water quality is classified as excellent and needs no additional treatment except that the water is disinfected with sodium hypochlorite as required. Water is pumped to the distribution system with four storage facilities consisting of a 100,000-gallon concrete tank, a 132,000-gallon concrete tank, a 400,000-gallon concrete tank, and a 54,000-gallon storage tank with a remote pumping system.

Division & Resident Responsibilities

The water division maintains the source and distribution systems and the residents are responsible for maintaining their private service lines beyond the curb stop valve, except for the meter which is maintained by the water division. If any problems are being experienced, please call the Public Works office at 802-295-3622 during normal business hours or 802-295-9425 during nights and weekends.

New Construction / Increased Flows

For new construction or increased flows which will require service from the water system, an agreement reserving allocation of flow capacity is required. These agreements are issued through Public Works after the resident has provided adequate information justifying the request. Information required for the request may include a design basis, site plan(s), profile(s), detail(s), and any other pertinent information prepared by the resident's engineer or designer.

The resident is further responsible for obtaining any and all necessary permits related to the project including but not limited to Hartford Site Plan Approval, Hartford Conditional Use Approval, Zoning Permit, Public Building Permit, Hartford Excavation Permit, Vermont Wastewater Disposal and Potable Water Supply Permit, Vermont Water Supply Construction Permit, and a VTrans State Highway Access and Work.

Repairs or Reconstruction in Town Right-of-Way

For repairs or reconstruction of private services between the curb stop valve and the property that are within the Town's Right-of-Way that do not require any State permits or an agreement reserving allocation of flow capacity, it is the residents to contract with others for the repair or reconstruction and to obtain an Excavation Permit from the Public Works office. Further, the resident is responsible for contracting with any professionals and contractors necessary to gain the approval of Public Works regarding the proposed repair or reconstruction.

Water Quality Assurance

The Water Division provides water sample test results to the Vermont Water Supply Division as required to assure compliance with water quality standards. The water division provides a Consumer Confidence Report to all users of both the Hartford and Quechee systems which notes system specifics and results of all the water quality sampling conducted annually; additional copies of this report are available at the Public Works office.

Town of Hartford Water Ordinance & Specifications

All water projects in Hartford are required to comply with all Town of Hartford Ordinances, particularly Chapter 245 Water and its attachments. It is the resident's engineer, designer, and contractor's responsibility to demonstrate that any project complies with the Ordinance and applicable State and Federal laws, rules, standards, and specifications. Chapter 245 of the Town Ordinances, the Specifications, and the application for allocation can be viewed at the below links.

Water Ordinances