- NEW! Notice of Scoping for Coventry Low-Pressure Sewer Extension.
- NEW! Post-Scoping Notice for United Pond Dam and City Pond Dam Removal, Griswold.
1. Notice of Scoping for Coventry Low-Pressure Sewer Extension
Project Title: Low Pressure Sewer Extension
Municipality where proposed project might be located: Coventry
Addresses of Possible Project Locations: Commercial and Professional Office Zone properties along Route 44 (Boston Turnpike), just east of Bolton town line. The location is depicted as the Proposed Bolton Gateway Sewer District on the attached maps.
Project Description: The Town of Coventry would like to provide 21 developed and undeveloped parcels with access to public sanitary sewers.
Utilizing developer's agreements to pay for construction, Coventry intends to facilitate a low-pressure sanitary sewer system servicing 21 properties abutting Route 44 in Coventry. An existing low-pressure sewer located in the Route 44 right-of-way at the Bolton town line would be extended for this purpose. As owners of the properties in the service area wish to connect to public sewers, they would enter into a developer's agreement with Coventry, and pay for any construction needed to extend sewers up to and onto their properties. The owners would each purchase, install, and maintain a sewage grinder pump that meets Coventry and Bolton Lakes Regional Water Pollution Authority (BLRWPCA) specifications. Low pressure sewers would be installed in the right-of-way for Route 44. Wastewater would flow west through existing low pressure sewers in Bolton and gravity sewers in Manchester to the Hockanum River Water Pollution Control Facility for treatment.
Coventry will enter into an intermunicipal agreement with the BLRWPCA for the conveyance of wastewater in which Coventry will become a customer of the BLRWPCA, a flow allotment will be set, and fee schedules will be described. The existing intermunicipal agreement between the City of Manchester and the BLRWPCA for disposal of wastewater will be modified to include the proposed sewer service area in Coventry.
The proposed sewer expansion would extend approximately 2,000 feet into Coventry from the Bolton town line. Estimated average daily flow from the area as it exists now is 9,329 GPD. With moderate development the estimated average daily flow would be 29,027 GPD. The small increase in flow rate and resultant pressure that are anticipated will pose no adverse effect to the BLRWPCA system operation, as documented in a June 2018 Town of Coventry WPCA Engineering Report prepared by Nathan L. Jacobson & Associates, Inc.
The proposed project is an economic development project. It is not receiving any state or federal funds. The main purpose of this action is to modify or supplement an approved Environmental Impact Evaluation and sanitary sewer service area developed for the BLRWPCA. The BLRWPCA received funding from the State's Clean Water Fund to extend sanitary sewers around Bolton Lakes to address community pollution problems from substandard septic systems. The existing funding agreement between the State of Connecticut and BLRWPCA will be modified to reflect the proposed sewer service area (a.k.a. Bolton Gateway Sewer Service District) in Coventry.
Project Map(s): Potential Layout Plan, Zoning Map
Potential Layout Plan, Natural Resources
Written comments from the public are welcomed and will be accepted until the close of business on: Friday, September 20, 2019.
Any person can ask the sponsoring agency to hold a Public Scoping Meeting by sending such a request to the address below. If a meeting is requested by 25 or more individuals, or by an association that represents 25 or more members, the sponsoring agency shall schedule a Public Scoping Meeting. Such requests must be made by Friday, August 30, 2019.
Written comments and/or requests for a Public Scoping Meeting should be sent to
Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
|Address:||79 Elm Street|
|Hartford CT 06106-5127|
If you have other questions about the scoping for this project, contact:
|Agency:||Department of Energy and Environmental Protection|
|Address:||79 Elm Street|
|Hartford, CT 06106-5127|
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to complying with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact us at (860) 418-5910 or email@example.com if you: have a disability and need a communication aid or service; have limited proficiency in English and may need information in another language; or if you wish to file an ADA or Title VI discrimination complaint. Any person needing a hearing accommodation may call the State of Connecticut relay number -711. Requests for accommodations must be made at least two weeks prior to any hearing, program or event.
1. Post-Scoping Notice for United Pond Dam and City Pond Dam Removal, Griswold
Project Title: United Pond Dam (aka Lower Slater Pond Dam) and City Pond Dam (aka Upper Slater Pond Dam) Removal
Municipality where project will be located: Griswold
CEPA Determination: On April 4, 2017, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection published a Notice of Scoping to solicit public comments for this project in the Environmental Monitor. During the scoping period, DEEP received comments from the Office of Policy Management and Department of Public Health. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has taken those comments into consideration and has concluded that the project does not require the preparation of Environmental Impact Evaluation under CEPA.
The agency’s conclusion is documented in a Memo of Findings and Determination and Environmental Checklist.
If you have questions about the project, you can contact the agency at:
|Department of Energy and Environmental Protection|
|Water Management and Planning Division|
|79 Elm Street|
|Hartford, CT 06106-5127|
What happens next: The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection expects the project to go forward. This is expected to be the final notice of the project to be published in the Environmental Monitor.
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