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Friday, October 30, 2017

WEBINAR | LCR: Overview of EPA's OCCT Evaluation Templates-Nov 8, 2017 from 1-2pm EST

 EPA is hosting a webinar on the OCCT Evaluation Templates. The webinar will provide a detailed walk-through of the templates and how primacy agencies and water systems can use them as a tool for more effectively navigating the OCCT installation steps and associated. PWS must register at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1126721628012003843

Friday, October 27, 2017
Circular Letter -2017-13 Funding for Fluoridation Equipment Available for Community Water Systems

 EPA the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease control and Prevention (CDC), is pleased to offer a funding opportunity for community water systems to replace aging water fluoridation equipment or the installation of new equipment for the fluoridation of community water. Applications are due November 30, 2017 by 11:59 pm ET. Applicants are required to create a MY NACCHO account to access and submit an application at http://bit.ly/2yclv7q 


Friday, October 20, 2017
Circular Letter -2017-12 - The Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR4) training webinar for the Safe Drinking Water Accession and Review System (SDWARS)

  EPA will host a webinar on November 6, 2017 to provide step-by-step instructions on how to use SDWARS, the electronic reporting system for UCMR 4. The Department of Public Health (DPH) Drinking Water Section (DWS) encourages all public water systems (PWS) that are required to monitor under the coming UCMR4 to attend and listen in to this important webinar. PWS must register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7373883911473632259



Friday, September 22, 2017

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Public Hearing Announced

The Drinking Water Section will hold a Public Hearing/ Open Forum on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 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 2018. 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 Draft SFY 2018 IUP Public Hearing/Open Forum.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Circular letter 2017-08 - Emergency Preparedness Reminder to Large Public Water Systems

The Department of Public Health – Drinking Water Section (DWS) encourages all large public water systems to prepare for a potential severe weather event.  Please review Circular letter 2017-08  for preparedness steps and resources.  

Friday, September 1, 2017

Circular letter 2017-07- PWS Emergency Preparedness Reminder as Hurricane Season Approaches

As the hurricane season rapidly approaches within our region and in currently witnessing the devastation across eastern Texas due to Hurricane Harvey, this is a good reminder to review your emergency plan and update phone numbers.  The Connecticut Department of Public Health would like to encourage you to adhere to the alerts provided by the National Weather Service, http://www.nws.noaa.gov, and refer you to helpful documents and other resources available on the DWS Security & Emergency website http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3139&q=387336 to assist you in preparation and response to a potential severe weather event. 


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Revised State Fiscal Year 2017 Intended Use Plan (IUP) Now Final

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. These revisions were made available for a 30 day public review and comment period and no comments were received. 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. 


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Free Asset Management Training 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  Asset Management for Small Water Systems (pdf) 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.  


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.

 




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