Welcome to the Drinking Water Section
Thursday, June 6, 2019
The Sustainability Committee of the CT Section of AWWA is hosting a workshop that will convene stakeholders from the water utility sector, health departments and local governments as well as outside experts for the purpose of examining innovative practices in water efficiency, irrigation smart technologies, developing ordinances for small towns, examples of successful Water Efficiency Measures, and a road map to implementing the State Water Plan. The workshop is on June 20 at St. Clements Castle in Portland. Register at https://ctawwa.org/meetinginfo.php?id=141&ts=1559760368
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
Friday, February 15, 2019
THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY RELEASES ITS PFAS ACTION PLAN:
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.