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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.

Wednesday February 11, 2015

Circular Letter 2015-03 - Application for a Bulk Water Hauler License.

The Department of Public Health – Drinking Water Section has developed an application for a Bulk Water Hauling License, please see the circular letter for more information.

Tuesday, January 26, 2015

Circular Letter 2015-02 - List of Critical Public Drinking Water Facilities for Power Restoration

The Department of Public Health – Drinking Water Section is requesting that all community water systems update their Critical Water Facilities list, see the circular letter for more information.

Tuesday, January 26, 2015

High Quality Source (HQS) List

The Department of Public Health – Drinking Water Section has published the 2014 update for the Commissioner’s High Quality Source (HQS) List. The list and the list updates are required pursuant to Connecticut General Statute (CGS) section 25-33q. The purpose of the list is to designate existing public water supply sources and potential future public water supply sources that require protection to ensure that the highest quality source waters are available for human consumption in Connecticut now and into the future. The 2014 HQS List provides up to date status for existing sources, potential future sources, current and planned public water system interconnections, related regulatory permits, and source related drinking water projects.  The 2014 list http://www.ct.gov/dph/lib/dph/drinking_water/excel/High_Quality_Source_List.xls is available on the Department’s website. Two new sources were added; Plant’s Dam well for the East Lyme Water Department and Haley Brook diversion at Saffomilla site for Groton Utilities.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Announces Call for Projects

The DWSRF issued a Call for Projects for public drinking water projects that will need funding within the next 2 years (July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2017). Projects may be eligible for a low-interest loan with the potential for subsidy through DPH’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF). These low interest loans can be repaid in up to 20 years, making the DWSRF an attractive financing option for Public Water Systems (PWSs).

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Opportunities to Protect Drinking Water and Advance Watershed Goals Through the Clean Water Act

A Toolkit for State, Interstate, Tribal and Federal Water Program Managers

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Final Altered Boundaries of the Public Water Supply Management Areas and Priorities for Initiation of the Water Utility Coordinating Committee Planning Process

The report to the Commissioner regarding the final altered boundaries of the public water supply management areas is now available on the WUCC page and at the following link http://www.ct.gov/dph/lib/dph/drinking_water/pdf/WUCC_Report_to_the_Commissioner.pdf

For more information see DWS Circular Letter #2014-16.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Presentation on Regulatory Update & Current Initiatives 

CT Section AWWA & CWWA Annual Conference - October 21, 2014 Regulatory Update & Current Initiatives by Lori Mathieu, Public Health Section Chief, DWS

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Circular Letter 2014-14 - Review Stages of Response and Trigger Levels; Reservoir Capacity Reporting

In response to current dry conditions the Department of Public Health (DPH) is requesting that each Community Public Water System review its stages of response and trigger levels outlined in the existing Emergency Contingency Plan.   Please see the circular letter for more information.  

Monday, October 20, 2014

RTCR Level I and Level II Assessment Training

A FREE Workshop for New England Utilities - Revised Total Coliform Rule: Implementation of Level I and Level II Assessments.  Please click here for the workshop flyer and registration information.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Emergency Response Seminar & Connecticut Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network (CtWARN) Tabletop Exercise

Free Training Opportunity for Public Water System Owners and Operators! Sponsored by CtWARN and EPA Region 1. The course will run from 9 am to 3 pm on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014, at the Buck -Foreman Community Center, 265 Main Street, Portland, CT. An application has been submitted to award certified water operator training contact hours (TCHs) for participation in this event. The seminar will include important updates regarding emergency response initiatives and recent developments with CtWARN, culminating in a tabletop exercise. Please click here for the workshop flyer and registration information.   

Monday, September 22, 2014

Revised Total Coliform Rule

EPA has released the Interim Final version of the Revised Total Coliform Rule Assessments and Corrective Actions Guidance Manual. The guidance manual is currently available online at http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/rulesregs/sdwa/tcr/regulation_revisions.cfm  

Thursday, September 4, 2014

New Subcontractor Verification Form

The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) has released a new Subcontractor Verification Form, dated August 25. Please provide this updated form to your contractor as part of your bid documents. Your prime contractor is required to complete this form listing each subcontractor to be employed in work eligible for DWSRF funding that qualifies as a Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE). Such subcontractors can be classified as either a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) or Women Business Enterprise (WBE). Projects that have received bids need not resubmit their information using this new form.

Monday, July 21, 2014

DWS Circular Letter # 2014-13 - Second Tranche Funds Available to Improve Public Water System Resiliency

The Disaster Relief Appropriations Act authorized funds for the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery Program to assist states and local communities that were most impacted by damages from Superstorm Sandy. The HUD’s programmatic focus for Second Tranche (series) disaster relief funds now available that total more than $26 million is infrastructure-related projects and improvements to existing infrastructure resiliency to minimize damage from future storms. Public water system adequacy, redundancy, and resiliency have a critical role in ensuring continued public health and safety, above all in emergency situations and disasters. Stakeholders are encouraged to work together with the state to identify effective uses of the state’s funds. Please contact Steve Messer at steve.messer@ct.gov or (860)509-7333 for related inquiries.

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