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Wednesday September 2, 2015

No-cost Cyanotoxin Testing Available to Public Water Systems that Utilize Active Surface Water Reservoirs

The Department of Public Health, Drinking Water Section (DWS) is asking all surface water public water systems to participate in no-cost analysis of surface water samples to test for the presence of two cyanotoxins (microcystin and cylindrospermopsin) that are the subject of the Environmental Protections Agency’s (EPA) recent health advisory. 

Please visit http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3139&q=438906 for the State Public Health Laboratory sampling instructions, sample bottle information and submittal forms, as well as additional information regarding harmful algal blooms and cyanotoxins. 

Friday August 28, 2015

Circular Letter 2015-10 - Water Utility Coordinating Committees – Informational Meetings

The Department of Public Health (DPH) intends to convene the three Water Utility Coordinating Committees (WUCCs) early in 2016. Informational meetings will be held for each of the three management areas prior to convening the WUCCs to discuss this important planning initiative. A map of the three management areas is attached to this letter; it includes a brief summary of the WUCC process and history. For more information see the circular_letter.

Thursday July 9, 2015

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Public Hearing Announced

The Drinking Water Section will hold a Public Hearing/ Open Forum on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. to hear testimony regarding the Draft Intended Use Plan (IUP) for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Program during State Fiscal Year 2016. To view the IUP documents and the public hearing announcement please click on Call for Projects, Review and Ranking of Projects and scroll down to the section titled Public Hearing/Open Forum


Wednesday July, 8 2015

Circular Letter 

Circular Letter 2015-09 - Inspection of hydropneumatic storage tanks and asset management plans.


Thursday June 11, 2015

Request for Proposals

The Department of Public Health is soliciting proposals from qualified consulting firms to provide assistance to the three Water Utility Coordinating Committees to carry out the requirements in Conn. Gen. Stat. §§ 25-33f through 25-33h, and to produce a coordinated plan for the Department, as defined in the RFP’s scope of services. The contract will be awarded to the consulting firm offering the best combination of qualifications, merit and price. A mandatory RFP conference will be held on July 1, 2015 at 10:00am at the Department, 470 Capitol Avenue, Room C, Hartford, Connecticut. A printed copy of the RFP can be obtained from Susan Murray, 410 Capitol Avenue, MS#12RSV, PO Box 340308, Hartford, Connecticut 06134, Telephone: 860-509-8171. The deadline for submitting proposals is 3:30pm on August 3, 2015. The Department is an equal opportunity provider. If you require aid/accommodation to participate fully and fairly, please contact Amanda Anduaga-Roberson at 860-509-7220.


Monday June 1, 2015

Connecticut (CT) Superior Court Judge upholds Department of Public Health (DPH) Orders against Gentry Inc. in Monroe, CT

On May 22, 2015, CT Superior Court Judge Robaina issued a Revised Order against Gentry Inc., a small community public water system located at 27 Maple Drive in Monroe, CT. The Revised Order, available here,  found that Gentry Inc. is a public water system serving at least 25 residents based on the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies. Gentry Inc. has been ordered by the court to comply with DPH Orders that require the hiring of a small water system operator, immediately comply with all public health code monitoring requirements and pay outstanding civil penalties of $8,729,320.00 by June 12, 2015. Additional penalties of $250.00 per day will be imposed if compliance is not achieved by that date.  


Thursday April 7, 2015

EPA Issues Health Advisories to Protect Americans from Algal Toxins in Drinking Water

 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces an opportunity for public input on potential actions states and public water systems can take to prepare for and respond to cyanotoxin health risks in drinking water. The Agency is holding a public meeting for interested parties to provide input either in person or online via a webinar. EPA is preparing Cyanotoxin Health Advisories and seeks to engage with stakeholders on other information the Agency can provide to best support states and public water systems in addressing cyanotoxin public health concerns in drinking water.

Notice of a Public Meeting and Webinar: Input on Potential Actions To Prepare for and Respond to Cyanotoxins in Drinking Water


Tuesday March 17, 2015

Drinking Water Section presentations at ATCAVE 2015

Please see the following presentations given by DPH staff.

RTCR, Regulatory Requirements & New Initiatives (pdf)

Proposed Revision to Maximum Contaminate Level for TCE (pdf)

You can find past drinking water presentations on the DWS presentation Page here.


Thursday February 12, 2015

Proposed Revision to Drinking Water MCL for TCE

The Department of Public Health – Drinking Water Section is proposing a revised regulatory standard for trichloroethylene (TCE) based on the latest scientific research.  Please see the following TCE determination letter for more information.





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