Department of Public Works

Richard Tetreault, Superintendent
 (802) 476-3522
 M-F, 7:00am - 3:30pm
Weekend and Holidays, Nights call:  
(802) 476-3147


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Public Works

Department of Public Works

The Barre Town Department of Public Works is responsible for town highways (approximately 96 miles: 68 paved miles and 28 gravel), the sewage collection system with two pump stations, the water system with two pump stations, two water storage tanks and a well. The DPW operates its own sand and gravel pit which supplies sand for the winter road maintenance and gravel for road maintenance and reconstruction. The shop or vehicle maintenance staff maintains the town's entire fleet of vehicles and equipment. In addition to their regular duties the DPW provides labor and equipment to operate the Holden Road Lawn Waste site. The DPW is called upon whenever any town department needs construction or building maintenance help. The DPW employs fourteen people, including management and the shop staff and takes on four seasonal positions each summer.

Call the Department of Public Works (DPW), using the phone numbers shown above to report problems or concerns with town roads, sewerage system, or water system. DPW will also respond to reports of trees in the road, missing or damaged road signs, suspected sewer backups, or leaking water lines. Report problems with streetlights to the Town Manager's Office (802-479-9331). For information about the lawn waste site and the Wilson Recycling Depot see the Solid Waste Department page.


Winter Sand Pile

During November the Department of Public Works (DPW) will pile winter sand outside the gate at 129 Websterville Road. DPW will try to keep the pile stocked, however during a storm the pile may be depleted as the priority is plowing, salting or sanding roads. We recommend residents pick up a bucketful for their personal use before a storm occurs. The sand is provided for town residents to use at their home. The sand shall not be taken for use at commercial properties or residential rental properties. Storing a few buckets of sand at home will alleviate the need to travel during the storm and to wait for a turn to get sand. Residents are asked not to enter the DPW Yard in search of sand. There are no specific hours for the sand, it is open and available during the winter months as long as there is not an immediate need for DPW use.