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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.


Monday, July 7, 2014

Public Water Systems Compliance Report, Calendar Year 2013

The Connecticut Department of Public Health has published the "Public Water Systems Compliance Report, Calendar Year 2013", as required by Section 1414(c)(3) of the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1996. This report contains information on public water systems that incurred significant monitoring and reporting violations, treatment technique violations, maximum contaminant level violations and public notification and consumer confidence report violations during the calendar year 2013. The complete report and summary can be viewed here. 


Monday, June 2, 2014

Presentation: Proposed alteration of Water Utility Coordinating Committee boundaries

The Department of Public Health (DPH) is announcing a presentation concerning the proposed alteration of Water Utility Coordinating Committee (WUCC) boundaries. The presentation will take place at the start of the Public Hearing on June 16, 2014 at the Connecticut Department of Transportation facility located at 2800 Berlin Turnpike in Newington. The presentation will review the boundary delineation process and include discussion of the comments received to date. The Notice of Continued Hearing can be viewed here. Additionally, please note that the comment period is open until July 15, 2014.


Monday, June 2, 2014

Notification of Drinking Water State Revolving Fund's Finalized Project Priority List Revisions for State Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015

The Department of Public Health (DPH) has finalized minor revisions to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund’s (DWSRF) Project Priority Lists (PPLs) for State Fiscal Years (SFY) 2014 and 2015. These revisions were made available for a 30-day review and comment period, during which no comments were received. These revised PPLs are now final. Please refer to DWS Circular Letter #2014-10. To view the revised PPLs please visit the DWSRF webpage.


Monday, June 2, 2014

Notice of Continued Hearing and Extension of Public Comment Period

The Department of Public Health (DPH) held two hearings for public comment regarding the alteration of the boundaries of public water supply management areas and the priorities for the initiation of the Water Utility Coordinating Committee (WUCC) planning process.  The Commissioner of Public Health continues those hearings to June 16, 2014 at the Department of Transportation, 2800 Berlin Turnpike Newington, CT to obtain additional public comment.  In addition the written comment period has been extended from on or before May 23, 2014 to on or before July 15, 2014.

For more information see the Notice of Continued Hearing or visit the WUCC webpage.  


Monday, June 2, 2014

UCMR3 Circular Letters: Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) and Public Notification (PN) requirements

The purpose of these letters is to reiterate the Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) and Public Notification (PN) requirements associated with public water system (PWS) monitoring under the current Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR3), and to offer suggested language for communicating UCMR3 results to the public. (Note that the large- and small system letters are identical with the exception of the paragraph on CCR timing, applicable to small systems participating in UCMR.)

These circular letters can also be downloaded from the Drinking Water website:  http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3139&q=524590 


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