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Monday November 23, 2015

FREE Asset Management 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 the following flier 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.  Asset Management Workshop (pdf)

Monday November 23, 2015


In today’s world cybersecurity is crucial for protecting drinking water utilities from attacks that can result in service interruptions, confidential data release, or serious public health risks. In recognition of this the U.S. EPA is sponsoring a free, one day, workshop and response exercise to teach water utilities more about cyber threats, threat management, and the cybersecurity tools available to them. For more information and to register for a workshop please visit http://www.horsleywitten.com/cybersecurity.

Wednesday November 4, 2015

Presentation - Water Planning Council Steering Committee Meeting  Hartford, CT

Coordinated Water Supply Planning Law - Water Utility Coordinating Committee (pdf)

Wednesday November 4, 2015

Presentation - ASDWA Annual Meeting October 23, 2015 Fort Worth, Texas

Reenergizing Small Community System Capacity in Connecticut (pdf)

Wednesday November 4, 2015

Presentation - Local Directors of Health Orientation Workshop September 15, 2015

Public Drinking Water Regulation (pdf)

Friday October 31, 2015

Water Utility Coordinating Committees

On Wednesday, September 30, 2015 the Department of Public Health held the final WUCC Informational Meeting at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic.  Informational sessions were held in each of the three WUCC regions during the month of September, and were intended to provide a history of the WUCCs, overview of the applicable laws, and a timeline for future milestones.  The presentation is now available on the DPH WUCC page.

Monday September 28, 2015

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program

The Drinking Water Section has finalized the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program (DWSRF) State Fiscal Year 2016 Intended Use Plan and Project Priority List. These documents, along with the Hearing Report of the proceedings of the Public Hearing held on August 12, 2015, are now available on the DWSRF webpage.

Monday September 28, 2015

The Revised Total Coliform Rule: A Guide for Small Public Water Systems

EPA announces the release of "The Revised Total Coliform Rule: A Guide for Small Public Water Systems." The guide provides small public water systems, specifically those serving 1,000 or fewer persons, with guidance on complying with the requirements of the Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR).   

Tuesday September 15, 2015

Circular Letter 2015-13 - Representative Sampling of Groundwater Sources for Compliance Purposes

The Department’s Drinking Water Section (DWS) wishes to remind public water systems concerning specific requirements for water quality sampling. All active wells are required to be represented when sampling for a particular entry point for compliance purposes. Please refer to the Circular Letter 2015-13 for more information.

Wednesday September 2, 2015

Circular Letter 2015-12 - Supply Capacity and Water Conservation

Due to the lower than normal precipitation this summer and the typical higher water demands associated with the summer outdoor water use, water supply sources are being strained and must be carefully monitored. As a result, the Department of Public Health- Drinking Water Section (DWS), reminds you to take the minimum weekly reading of all your sources, keep a watch over the groundwater levels and surface water levels, assess the current capacity to maintain adequate supply & pressure, and as necessary institute water conservation plan and/or measures in order to effectively reduce water consumption.  For more information see current reservoir data and water conservation information.

Wednesday September 2, 2015

Circular Letter 2015-11 - 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. 

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