DPH: Water Utility Coordinating Committee

Water Utility Coordinating Committee

The General Assembly passed “An Act Concerning a Connecticut Plan for Public Water Supply Coordination” (Public Act 85-535) in 1985. The Legislature found that “in order to maximize efficient and effective development of the state’s public water supply systems and to promote public health, safety and welfare, the Department of Public Health shall administer a procedure to coordinate the planning of public water supply systems.” Statutory intent is to encourage public water suppliers, regional planning organizations and government to work together to resolve water supply problems and related issues. The act provides for a coordinated approach to long-range water supply planning by addressing water quality and quantity issues from area-wide perspectives in regional coordinated plans.

Read more about Water Utility Coordinating Committees here

Request for Proposals - NEW
The Department of Public Health is soliciting proposals from qualified consulting firms to provide assistance to the three Water Utility Coordinating Committees to carry out the requirements in Conn. Gen. Stat. §§ 25-33f through 25-33h, and to produce a coordinated plan for the Department, as defined in the RFP’s scope of services.  The contract will be awarded to the consulting firm offering the best combination of qualifications, merit and price.  A mandatory RFP conference will be held on July 1, 2015 at 10:00am at the Department, 470 Capitol Avenue, Room C, Hartford, Connecticut.  A printed copy of the RFP can be obtained from Susan Murray, 410 Capitol Avenue, MS#12RSV, PO Box 340308, Hartford, Connecticut 06134, Telephone: 860-509-8171.  The deadline for submitting proposals is 3:30pm on August 3, 2015.  The Department is an equal opportunity provider.  If you require aid/accommodation to participate fully and fairly, please contact Amanda Anduaga-Roberson at 860-509-7220.

Notice of Continued Hearing and Extension of Public Comment Period - Now Closed

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 original Notice of Hearing, Letter to State Agencies and map of proposed WUCC management areas.

Public Comments

The Department of Public Health (DPH) is extending the public comment period for 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 comment period is open until July 15, 2014 to allow for additional review of information regarding the process, including transcripts from the three hearings and all public comments received to date.  This website will be updated as the transcripts and public comments are received. Please visit this website regularly for updates.


Thursday, May 1st, 2014 Upper Connecticut River Water Utility Coordinating Committee (UCWUCC) - 10:00am, New Britain Water Department – 50 Caretaker Rd. New Britain, Connecticut

For past WUCC meetings click here

Southeast WUCC Plan
Housatonic WUCC Plan
South Central WUCC Plan
Upper Connecticut River WUCC Plan



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