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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


Friday September 16, 2016

Presentation - CRCOG – Regional Planning Commission Meeting

Water Utility Coordinating Committees


Friday September 16, 2016

Presentation - Lead Forum
Lead & Copper Rule - Public Drinking Water Systems in Connecticut

Friday September 2, 2016

PWS Emergency Preparedness Reminder as Tropical Storm Hermine Approaches

The Department of Public Health - Drinking Water Section (DPH DWS) has developed Circular Letter-25 - A reminder to PWS about storm emergency preparedness and response actions as the first storm with potential impacts to the region approaches.


Monday July 25, 2016

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Public Hearing Announced

The Drinking Water Section will hold a Public Hearing/ Open Forum on Thursday, August 25, 2016 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 2017. 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 .


Tuesday July 19, 2016

American Iron and Steel Training 

The Drinking Water Section’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund sponsored training conducted by the US Environmental Protection Agency in Newington, CT on June 13, 2016 regarding the American Iron and Steel (AIS) requirement that became effective on January 17, 2014. The training was well attended by public water systems, engineering consultants, construction contractors and product suppliers. If you were unable to attend the training or wish to obtain a copy of the presentation from this event it is now available on our AIS webpage.


Thursday July 7, 2016

Circular letter 2016-21 - Reminder to Increase Transparency in the Implementation of the Lead & Copper Rule  

The Department of Public Health - Drinking Water Section (DPH DWS) has developed circular letter 2016-21 to remind public water systems to increase transparency in the implementation of the Lead & Copper Rule.   


Friday July 1, 2016

Circular letter 2016-20 - Water 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 refer to circular letter 2016-20.


Friday July 1, 2016

Circular letter 2016-19 - Webinar Explaining the Water Utility Coordinating Committee Process

The Department of Public Health’s Drinking Water Section (DWS) has announced an informational webinar that will explain the Water Utility Coordinating Committee process. The webinar will be held on August 25, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Please refer to Circular Letter 2016-19 for more information.


Tuesday June 28, 2016

Legionnaires’ Disease Prevention and Water Systems

The Department's Drinking Water Section has released circular letter #2016-18 on the increasing occurrences of Legionnaires' disease in recent years. This letter includes a toolkit provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) detailing information on effective water system management to help prevent the spread and growth of legionella bacteria.  

Tuesday June 28, 2016

Generator Statement and Emergency Contingency & Response Plan

The Department of Public Health Drinking Water Section has issued circular letter #2016-17 in order to identify which community water systems currently have generators ready for use. This letter and included forms will assist water systems to remain compliant with new generator regulations, previously presented in circular letter# 2016-01.

Friday June 17, 2016

The Environmental Protection Agency Issues a Health Advisory for Perfluorooctaoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS)

The Department of Public Health Drinking Water Section has issued Circular Letter #2016-16 in order to inform Community and Non-Transient Non-Community public water systems on the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent Health Advisory for two perfluorinated compounds. 

 




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