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Friday, September 8, 2017

Circular letter 2017-08 - Emergency Preparedness Reminder to Large Public Water Systems

The Department of Public Health – Drinking Water Section (DWS) encourages all large public water systems to prepare for a potential severe weather event.  Please review Circular letter 2017-08  for preparedness steps and resources.  

Friday, September 1, 2017

Circular letter 2017-07- PWS Emergency Preparedness Reminder as Hurricane Season Approaches

As the hurricane season rapidly approaches within our region and in currently witnessing the devastation across eastern Texas due to Hurricane Harvey, this is a good reminder to review your emergency plan and update phone numbers.  The Connecticut Department of Public Health would like to encourage you to adhere to the alerts provided by the National Weather Service, http://www.nws.noaa.gov, and refer you to helpful documents and other resources available on the DWS Security & Emergency website http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3139&q=387336 to assist you in preparation and response to a potential severe weather event.    


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Revised State Fiscal Year 2017 Intended Use Plan (IUP) Now Final

The DPH has revised the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) State Fiscal Year 2017 Intended Use Plan (IUP) to reflect a change in scope for a project on the Carryover List. These revisions were made available for a 30 day public review and comment period and no comments were received. To view the revised IUP documents please click on Call for Projects, Review and Ranking of Projects and scroll down to the section titled Intended Use Plan and Project Priority List. 


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Free Asset Management Training for Small Public Water Systems

The CT Department of Public Health (CT DPH) has contracted with RCAP Solutions, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides free technical assistance to rural water and wastewater communities, to provide an asset management workshop for small public water systems. The CT DPH has approved 6 Training Contact Hours for public water system operators.  Please see  Asset Management for Small Water Systems (pdf) for more information on how this workshop can teach you the methods and benefits of asset management to improve the technical, financial and managerial capacity of your public water system.  


Monday, April 17, 2017

State Fiscal Year 2017 Intended Use Plan (IUP)

The DPH has revised the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) State Fiscal Year 2017 Intended Use Plan (IUP) to reflect a change in scope for a project on the Carryover List. As required by federal law, the DPH is making these revisions available for a 30 day public review and comment period. To view the revised IUP documents please click on Call for Projects, Review and Ranking of Projects and scroll down to the section titled Intended Use Plan and Project Priority List.


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

CT DPH Presentation to the CT Irrigation Contractors Association - Backflow Prevention Cross Connection Control  

CT DPH Drinking Water Section staff provided a 1.5 hour presentation to the members of the CICA regarding Connecticut's backflow prevention / cross connection control regulations during its annual meeting.  The presentation reviewed the backflow basics, required backflow protection devices on the line to irrigation systems, providing notification to the serving Public Water System (PWS) of the installation of irrigation systems and the annual testing of backflow preventers. 


Friday, March 3, 2017

Circular Letter 2017-02 - Ground Water Monitoring and Reporting

The Department of Public Health - Drinking Water Section is requesting monthly reporting of groundwater information for community water systems serving more than 1,000 customers. Groundwater data should be monitored on a weekly basis using the Ground Water Level Monitoring Form and submitted to our office monthly beginning April 7, 2017.  For more information refer to Circular Letter 2017-02.


Friday, February 10, 2017

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) - Call for Projects SFY 2018

The Drinking Water Section is announcing the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Call for Projects for  State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2018.   Please note that major updates have been made to the Priority Ranking System. Please refer to the “Call for Projects, Review and Ranking of Projects” page for more details. For emergency generator projects under $100,000, please also refer to the Emergency Power Generator Program page.


Thursday, January 5, 2017

Circular Letter 2016-32- Connecticut Drinking Water Vulnerability Assessment

The Department of Public Health’s (DPH) Drinking Water Section (DWS) applied for and received federal funding from the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program, administered by the Connecticut Department of Housing, to help prepare a Drinking Water Vulnerability Assessment and Resilience Plan (DWVAR Plan) to assess, identify, and address vulnerabilities for community water systems (CWS) in Connecticut’s four coastal counties (Fairfield, New Haven, New London, and Middlesex). The DWVAR Plan will help ensure preparedness and resiliency of CWS before, during, and after future storms and hazards, such as drought and climate change. For more information, refer to Circular Letter 2016-32.

 




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