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New rates effective March 1, 2022


Rate NameRate Cost
Fixed Rates
Residential Fixed Rate – Village$23.16
Residential Fixed Rate – Town$46.31
Commercial Fixed Rate – Village$46.31
Commercial Fixed Rate – Town$92.63
Industrial Fixed Rate – Village$92.63
Industrial Fixed Rate – Town$185.26
Variable Rates
Variable Rate (usage) – Village$3.29
Variable Rate (usage) – Town$6.58


Rate NameRate Cost
Fixed Rates
Residential Fixed Rate – Village$37.83
Residential Fixed Rate – Town$37.83
Commercial Fixed Rate – Village$75.66
Commercial Fixed Rate – Town$75.66
Industrial Fixed Rate – Village$151.32
Industrial Fixed Rate – Town$151.32
Variable Rates
Variable Rate (usage) – Village$4.67
Variable Rate (usage) – Town$4.67


The Swanton Village Wastewater Department has been working on replacing valves at the plant as well as at the Foundry Street Pumping Station. This project isn’t part of the projected upgrade, it’s just preventative maintenance.

Official Sewer Bond Vote Results

Official Return of Voting Results



NOVEMBER 7, 2023


Number of Voters on Checklist                                                                                   1589

Number of Ballots Counted (including absentees)                                             124                                        

Number of Absentee Ballots Counted                                                                     57                                                          

I, Dianne Day, Swanton Village Clerk, hereby certify that the results of the VOTE by AUSTRALIAN BALLOT at the Swanton Village Complex in the County of Franklin and State of Vermont on the 7th day of November A.D. 2023 were as follows:

ARTICLE I, Approve $8 MD Sewer Bond

Yes Votes                                            104

No Votes                                             20

Undervote                                          0

TOTAL BALLOTS COUNTED           124                                                                                                                           

Attest: _________________________ Dianne Day

Swanton Village Assistant Clerk

Tod Jones

Water Treatment Chief Operator

Dean Ryan

Public Works Foreman

Jason Starr

Wastewater Treatment Chief Operator

WWTF Bond Vote Informational Flyer

What Not to Flush: Prevent Issues & Save Time and Money With These Tips

What Not to Flush: Prevent Issues and Save Time and Money with These Tips

For Immediate Release – March 16, 2023

Amy Polaczyk, Wastewater Program Manager
Department of Environmental Conservation
802-490-6185, Amy.Polaczyk@

What Not to Flush: Prevent Issues and Save Time and Money with These Tips

Montpelier, VT – The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is offering a few tips on what not to flush and how to better dispose of that waste.

“From on-site septic tanks to municipal wastewater systems, Vermont generates a lot of wastewater,” said DEC Commissioner John Beling. “Municipal wastewater treatment facilities process 15 billion gallons of wastewater each year. With such a staggering amount of wastewater, it’s critical for Vermonters to think about what we’re putting down our toilets and drains.”

Most things – including tissues, cotton swabs, floss, diapers, feminine hygiene products, coffee grounds, cat litter, wipes, excess household cleaners, cigarette butts, and drugs – should not be flushed.

Even products advertised as ‘flushable’ can clog drains, accumulate in pumps in the sewer system, or interfere with treatment at wastewater facilities, all of which cost the homeowner or the public extra money. For health and sanitation reasons, Vermonters should only flush bodily fluids, soap, and toilet paper.  

“Everything we flush – except water – is waste or pollution,” said Wastewater Management Program Manager Amy Polaczyk. “Knowing where and how to best dispose of waste can cut wastewater treatment costs, protect our health, and keep our environment clean.”

To prevent issues and save time and money, use these tips to dispose of things the right way:


The Department of Environmental Conservation is responsible for protecting Vermont's natural resources and safeguarding human health for the benefit of this and future generations. Visit and follow the Department of Environmental Conservation on Facebook and Instagram.

“Flushable” wipes clog pipes and should be disposed of in the trash not the toilet.