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First Taxing District Water Department, New Canaan

Notice of Public Hearing for Dam Safety Permit

Applicant(s): First Taxing District Water Department
Application Nos: DS-201814638
City/Town: New Canaan
Dam Name & DEEP ID No: Grupes Reservoir Dam, Dam ID #9003, High Hazard Class “C”
The Commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) hereby gives notice of a public hearing concerning an application by First Taxing District Water Department for a dam safety permit, in order to complete improvements to the Grupes Reservoir Dam located at 1100 Valley Road in New Canaan, Application Nos.: DS-201814638 

Applicant’s Name and Address: First Taxing District Water Department, 12 New Canaan Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851

Contact Name/Phone No/Email: Dominick M. DiGangi, P.E.

Type of Permits: New Permit. Dam Safety 

Relevant Statute(s)/Regulation: 22a-403 

Project Description: Repair/Modify an existing dam

Project Location: 1100 Valley Road, New Canaan, CT 06840

Water(s): Silvermine River

DEEP will hold a hearing to receive public comments on this application on September 29, 2020 at 3:00 pm through Zoom, a remote online hearing platform.  A link to the meeting will be posted on the DEEP Calendar of Events at and can be found below.  This public comment hearing will consist of informational presentations by the parties and the receipt of public comment on the record.  

September 29, 2020 Public Comment Hearing: 
Zoom Link: 
Telephone:   +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 912 8224 9776

This matter will continue with a remote evidentiary hearing for the presentation of testimony and documentary evidence by the parties to this matter, on September 30, 2020 at 10:00 am.  A link to the meeting will be posted on the DEEP Calendar of Events at and can be found below.

September 30, 2020 Evidentiary Hearing:
Zoom Link:
Telephone: +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 914 8065 7488

Members of the public should refer to the DEEP Calendar of Events for the official schedule in this matter, including cancellations, or other schedule alterations. 

Written Comments will be accepted until the close of business on October 6, 2020.  Written comments may be submitted by mail to the address below or by e-mail to the hearing officer at

Office of Adjudications
79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Attn: Janice Deshais

Interested persons who wish to obtain more information regarding the application and draft permit may do so by contacting Anna Laskin of the Water Planning & Management Division at

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