Report to the General Assembly on State Water Allocation Policies
The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection has prepared a Report to the General Assembly on State Water Allocation Policies which comprehensively examines the state’s nearly twenty year program for water allocation. The report offers a critical evaluation of water management programs presently used by the DEP and makes recommendations including the establishment of a broadly representative task force to fully evaluate recommendations for developing and implementing a comprehensive water allocation system in Connecticut.
The report was developed in response to Public Act 98-224, which required DEP to provide the Connecticut General Assembly’s Committee on the Environment the following:
- information on the number of diversion registrations (2092) filed prior to July 1, 1983;
- known withdrawal quantities;
- identification of which withdrawals are currently active;
- an assessment on adequacy of existing allocation policies in protecting and preserving the integrity of water resources while providing for public drinking needs; and,
- an established methodology for allocating water.
Report to the General Assembly on State Water Allocation Policies - Full Text (PDF)
The report is also divided into smaller sections: