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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.

Friday, December 30, 2016
Circular Letter 2016-31 - New Electronic Reporting Requirements and Transition to the Compliance Monitoring Data Portal

The Connecticut Department of Public Health Drinking Water Section (DWS) is announcing New Electronic Reporting Requirements beginning in January 201, including the transition to the Compliance Monitoring Data Portal. For more information, refer to Circular Letter 2016-31 and the new Electronic Reporting Requirements for Water Quality Data web page.


Thursday, November 17, 2016
Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program (DWSRF) State Fiscal Year 2017 Intended Use Plan and Project Priority List

The Drinking Water Section has finalized the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program (DWSRF) State Fiscal Year 2017 Intended Use Plan and Project Priority List. These documents, along with the Hearing Report of the proceedings of the Public Hearing held on August 25, 2016, are now available on the DWSRF webpage. In addition, several improvements have been made to the overall website, including updates to several of the forms and applications. The Financial Assistance Application has been split into two parts in an effort to streamline the review process. Please refer to the “Project Steps and Information” page for more details.


Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Circular Letter 2016-29 - Webinar Explaining the Exclusive Service Area Declaration Process

The Connecticut Department of Public Health Drinking Water Section (DWS) will be conducting a webinar on November 29, 2016 at 10 a.m. to discuss the regulatory process of declaring Exclusive Service Areas (ESA).  For more information, including the registration link, please see Circular Letter 2016-29


Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Circular Letter 2016-27 - Reservoir Capacity Reporting

Due to the current drought conditions, the Department of Public Health-Drinking Water Section (DWS), is requesting weekly reporting of reservoir data as required by § 19-13-B102(n) of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies. For more information, refer to Circular Letter 2016-27


Tuesday, October 25, 2016
DPH Commissioner Declares Public Water Supply Emergency for City of Danbury

Health (DPH) due to the impact of ongoing drought conditions on the city’s public water system. Yesterday, DPH Commissioner Dr. Raul Pino signed an order declaring a temporary 30-day public water supply emergency for the City of Danbury. The City’s Water Bureau provides water to residents and businesses in portions of Danbury, Ridgefield and Bethel. Late last week, the City informed DPH that its water supply reservoirs are approaching critically low levels and requested the emergency declaration.


Friday, October 21, 2016
DOCKET NO. 16-10-12- DRAFT Connecticut Drought Preparedness and Response Plan 2016- NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR WRITTEN COMMENTS

A docket has been established for the purpose of soliciting and collecting written comments on the draft revision and update to the existing Connecticut Drought Preparedness and Response Plan. Persons interested in this matter can file written comments no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2016. Please refer to Docket No. 16-10-12 for more information. 


Thursday, October 20, 2016
DPH Commissioner Declares Public Water Supply Emergency for City of Waterbury

With drought conditions persisting and too little precipitation forecast for the foreseeable future, Connecticut Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Raul Pino today signed an order declaring a temporary 30-day public water supply emergency for four Fairfield County towns served by Aquarion Water Company (AWC): Greenwich, Stamford, Darien and New Canaan. Aquarion’s water issues are also affecting several towns in nearby Westchester County, NY, who are also served by AWC: Rye, Ryebrook and Port Chester. DPH is working closely with the New York State Health Department and the Westchester County Health Department to ensure an adequate water supply for all seven towns.


Tuesday, October 18, 2016
As Drought Conditions Continue, DPH Amends Public Water Supply Emergency Order for Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan & Stamford

With drought conditions persisting and too little precipitation forecast for the foreseeable future, Connecticut Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Raul Pino today signed an order declaring a temporary 30-day public water supply emergency for four Fairfield County towns served by Aquarion Water Company (AWC): Greenwich, Stamford, Darien and New Canaan. Aquarion’s water issues are also affecting several towns in nearby Westchester County, NY, who are also served by AWC: Rye, Ryebrook and Port Chester. DPH is working closely with the New York State Health Department and the Westchester County Health Department to ensure an adequate water supply for all seven towns.


Thursday September 29, 2016
DPH Commissioner Declares Public Water Supply Emergency for Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan & Stamford

With drought conditions persisting and too little precipitation forecast for the foreseeable future, Connecticut Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Raul Pino today signed an order declaring a temporary 30-day public water supply emergency for four Fairfield County towns served by Aquarion Water Company (AWC): Greenwich, Stamford, Darien and New Canaan. Aquarion’s water issues are also affecting several towns in nearby Westchester County, NY, who are also served by AWC: Rye, Ryebrook and Port Chester. DPH is working closely with the New York State Health Department and the Westchester County Health Department to ensure an adequate water supply for all seven towns.


Friday September 23, 2016
Circular letter 2016-24 - Harmful Algal Blooms/ Potential Cyanotoxin Concerns

The Department of Public Health, Drinking Water Section (DWS), in collaboration with the DPH State Public Health Laboratory is continuing in its endeavor to assist surface water public water systems with the presence of Harmful Algal Blooms, for more information see circular letter 2016-24


 




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