DEEP: Town of Ridgefield , Ridgefield Route 2 Wastewater Treatment Facility - Environmental Impact Evaluation

Environmental Impact Evaluation
Ridgefield Route 7 Wastewater Treatment Facility Decommission and Construction of new Pump Station & Force Main to South Street Wastewater Treatment Facility
Town of Ridgefield

Project Location: South Street Plant: 22 South Street. Route 7 Plant:  9101 Ethan Allen Highway (Route 7).

Project Description: The project is being undertaken to address aging and worn equipment and structures at the Town’s two treatment facilities that are reaching the end of their service life, as well as to meet new, more stringent effluent limits. The Town is proposing to decommission the Route 7 Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) and consolidate treatment operations at the South Street WWTF. This involves the demolition of the Route 7 WWTF, and installation of a force main and pump station to convey flow to the South Street WWTF. The project also includes the potential to expand the South Street WWTF sewer service area by approximately 90 acres and 126 parcels based on an assessment of potential future sewer needs to address public health concerns with two areas of existing development. The South Street WWTF will be upgraded to comply with the anticipated facility effluent limits, as well as to handle the flow from the decommissioned facility and potential additional sewered areas. 

The EIE and additional information about the project can be viewed in person at:

      Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
      Bureau of Water Protection & Land Reuse (2nd floor)
      79 Elm Street
      Hartford, CT  06106

      Ridgefield Town Clerk’s Office
      Ridgefield Town Hall
      400 Main Street
      Ridgefield, CT 06877
The EIE can also be found on DEEP’s website under Environmental Impact Evaluations for Water Projects section.

Written comments from the public are welcomed and will be accepted until the close of business on: October 6, 2017.

Written comments should be sent to:
Name:   Max Fan
 Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
 Bureau of Water Protection & Land Reuse
Address:   79 Elm Street, Second Floor Hartford, CT 06106-5127
Phone:   860-424-3670
Fax:   860-424-4067
If you have questions about the public hearing, where you can review this EIE, or other questions about this project, contact Mr. Fan, as directed above.

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s/Denise Ruzicka, Director
Water Planning & Management Division
Published in the News-Times on August 22, 29, 2017.
Published in the News-Times on September 5, 2017.