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Latest News

Monday, November 25, 2019

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Webinar

A webinar was held on November 13, 2019 to provide an overview of the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) and disclose details of its associated SFY 2020 DWSRF Intended Use Plan. To view this webinar please click here.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Public Hearing Announced

The Drinking Water Section will hold a Public Hearing/ Open Forum on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. to hear testimony regarding the Draft Intended Use Plan (IUP) for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Program during State Fiscal Year 2020. To view the IUP documents and the public hearing announcement, To view the IUP documents and public hearing announcement, and sign up for the November 13 webinar, please click on Call for Projects, Review and Ranking of Projects and scroll down to the sections titled “Intended Use Plan and Project Priority List” and “Draft SFY 2020 IUP Public Hearing/Open Forum.”

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Safe Drinking Water Primacy Assessment
Circular Letter 2019-20 - The cost per service connection and invoicing schedule for state fiscal year 2020 is now available. Please visit the Safe Drinking Water Primacy Assessment webpage for more information.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Water utility Coordinating Committees (WUCCs)
Please save the date, the Drinking Water Section will host a webinar to detail the Implementation of the Water Utility Coordinating Committees’ Coordinated Water System Plans. The webinar will be on Friday, October 4 from 10:30 am-12. The webinar will detail the important next steps in the three WUCCs, provide an overview of newly published and sharable documents that describe the WUCCS, how the WUCCs can help water supply planning now and in the future, and will discuss the Coordinated Plan recommendations that could be worked on first on a statewide level.

Click on the following link for registration information https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8774941019106499853

Friday, September 27, 2019

Watershed Inspector Training


The 2019 Watershed Inspector Training will be held on Tuesday, October 15 and hosted by the Metropolitan District Commission at the MDC Training Center in Hartford. This FREE training from the Drinking Water Section is for watershed inspectors and other public water system professionals.

Please view the agenda here and for registration information visit TRAIN Connecticut: https://www.train.org/connecticut/course/1072355/live_event

If you attended the 2017 watershed inspector training, you’ll may need to mark that course as ‘completed’ in TRAIN before you can register in order to view the upcoming training.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Now Available - Drinking Water Vulnerability Assessment and Resilience Plan (DWVAR Plan) - A vulnerability assessment of Connecticut Community Water Systems (CWSs) in the four coastal counties (Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex, and New London) impacted by Superstorm Sandy.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Amendment #2 to the SFY 2019 Intended Use Plan now Final

The DPH has amended the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Program’s SFY 2019 Annual Intended Use Plan (IUP). To view the IUP documents go to the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund page and click on Call for Projects, Review and Ranking of Projects and scroll down to the section titled Intended Use Plan and Project Priority List.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Circular Letter 2019-08 - Reducing Disinfection Byproducts through Optimization – Webinar Series

The Department of Public Health - Drinking Water Section (DPH DWS) wants to inform you of the upcoming webinar series on reducing disinfection byproducts (DBPs) through optimization. Please see Circular Letter 2019-08 for more information.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Seasonal System Start-up Requirements- Circular Letter 2019-07 - Seasonal public water systems are required to complete a start-up procedure prior to serving the public at the beginning of each operating season.

Monday, February 25, 2019

2019 Sanitary Survey Lists Posted – Please visit the DWS Sanitary Survey webpage for the 2019 sanitary survey lists for Community and Non-Community Public Water Systems. Sanitary surveys are conducted every 3 years for Community PWS and every 5 years for Non-Community PWS. In addition to the lists of PWS to be surveyed this calendar year, useful tips including how to prepare for the upcoming survey, a link to the 2019 Community PWS Sanitary Survey Capacity Questionnaire and other helpful compliance reminders are posted on this page. To access this page, click on “Sanitary Surveys” on the “Information for Public Water Systems” link.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Draft Amendment #2 to the SFY 2019 Intended Use Plan 

The Drinking Water Section is proposing to amend the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) State Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Intended Use Plan. To view the IUP documents please visit the DWSRF webpage.

Friday, February 15, 2019


The EPA released the Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan on February 14, 2019. The Drinking Water Section is currently reviewing the Action Plan to identify impacts to public drinking water systems and adjust the DWS Strategy as needed.

The Drinking Water Section continues to implement a multi-faceted strategy - DPH DWS PFAS Strategy Summary to protect public health from potential contamination of public drinking water supplies by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The DWS sent Circular Letter 2019-03 as a reminder to all public water systems that serve over 1,000 individuals to complete their source water vulnerability assessment. The Circular Letter was sent with standardized spreadsheets  (Source Water PFAS Vul. Assmt. Form) developed by the CT Section of the American Water Works Source Protection Committee for use by all PWS subject to this requirement.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Circular Letter 2019-05 - New England Get the Lead Out Summit: regarding Creative Strategies for Replacing Lead Lines Free Workshop, Westborough, MA

Join EPA and our partners to learn about innovative steps communities and water utilities are taking to support lead line replacement projects and other actions to mitigate lead in drinking water.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The Drinking Water Section is announcing the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Call for Projects for State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2020.  Please refer to the “Call for Projects, Review and Ranking of Projects” page for more details.

New for 2020: We have developed information and application forms for the new Small Loan Program for projects with a total cost less than $100,000. Please visit the dedicated webpage for more information.

For emergency generator projects under $100,000, please refer to the Emergency Power Generator Program page.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

New Fiscal and Asset Management Plan Requirement for Small Community Water Systems – Hydropneumatic Storage Tank Assessment due May 2, 2019

The DPH has developed a new web page dedicated to Capacity Development topics and resources for Small Water Systems. The new Webpage discusses the new Fiscal and Asset Management Plan requirement for small community PWS. Additionally, the Hydropneumatic Storage Tank Fiscal and Asset Assessment Form is now available, with instructions and a Hydropneumatic Storage Tank Fact Sheet. The prioritized Hydropneumatic Storage Tank Assessment is due to be completed by small community water systems with hydropneumatic tanks as part of their water system by May 2, 2019. To help small water better meet the new requirements, DPH has partnered with the Environmental Finance Center Network, Inc. on a 4-part webinar series for small community water systems. The last webinar in the series, scheduled to broadcast on February 13, 2019 from 3-4 pm EST, will focus on the hydropneumatic storage tank assessment requirement. Links to the webinars are included on the new webpage. Please refer to Circular Letter DWS 2019-01 or contact Mandy Smith at Mandy.Smith@ct.gov or 860-509-7796 for more information.