About Our Water

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.

We ask that all of our customers help us protect our water sources by conserving water and by participating in City efforts to increase awareness of groundwater protection. The Burlington Water Utility intends to continually maintain your confidence. Thank you for your support and for allowing us to provide high quality drinking water, a most precious resource.

Water Resources


For questions or more information about the City of Burlington water, please contact the Water Department at 262-342-1173.