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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Sustainable Management of Rural & Small Systems Workshop – August 15, 2018, Killingly Public Library, 25 Westcott Road, Danielson

RCAP Solutions, Inc. is conducting a free workshop about the sustainable management of rural and small utilities.  At the workshop, you will conduct a guided self-assessment of your system and identify areas for improvement that are critical to success at your utility. This self-assessment will help you prioritize actions when resources are limited. You will also learn from other utilities that have faced similar challenges.

Click here to register for the course in Danielson, CT.  If you have questions regarding the workshop, please contact Erick Toledo at (978) 227-2277/EToledo@rcapsolutions.org or Jenna Day at (508) 599-0254/JDay@rcapsolutions.org. 

If you cannot make the Danielson, CT workshop, identical workshops will be offered in Warwick, RI (http://bit.ly/WIBRI18) on August 14th and Palmer, MA (http://bit.ly/WIBMA18) on August 16th.


 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Emergency Notification Requirements

The DPH Drinking Water Section reminds Public Water Systems that should an event occur that requires notification to the DPH (per Sections 19-13-B46 and 19-13-B102 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies), they are to immediately call the Drinking Water Section (DWS) at (860) 509-7333 during normal business hours or (860) 509-8000 after hours.  The “8000 line” is not staffed by DWS staff after hours, so please be explicit and direct when relaying information, identifying an emergency situation and if an immediate response from DWS is needed.

Emails, voice mails without a discussion with a representative of DPH, faxes, written notices, etc. are not an acceptable substitute for direct phone contact.  These procedures are described in DWS Circular Letter 2018-18


Monday, June 11, 2018

WebEOC for Public Water Systems Workshop - June 21, 2018, MDC Training Center, Hartford

The CT DPH is conducting a training program that will prepare Public Water Systems in using WebEOC (Emergency Operations Center) by providing “hands-on” instruction for set-up, data entry and communication management. WebEOC is the web-based emergency management information system used by the State of Connecticut in emergency events/incidents. The DWS is offering this workshop to ensure ALL large public water systems are well equipped with the information, skills and knowledge they need to effectively communicate with the DWS, State Emergency Command Center and the Governor’s Office should our state be impacted by any unforeseen events.
Registration is limited to public water systems’ (serving ≥ 10,000) staff involved with emergency notification to the CT DPH during periods of CT declared, widespread emergencies. PWS management level staff involved in emergency response should also attend.

Click here for more information or contact Linda Ferraro at (860) 509-7333/ linda.ferraro@ct.gov.


Thursday, June 7, 2018

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Amendment #1 to the SFY 2018 Intended Use Plan now Final

The DPH has amended the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Program’s SFY 2018 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.


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Public Hearing Announced

The Drinking Water Section will hold a Public Hearing/ Open Forum on Tuesday, June 28, 2018 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 2019. To view the IUP documents and the public hearing announcement please click on Call for Projects, Review and Ranking of Projects and scroll down to the section titled “Draft SFY 2019 IUP Public Hearing/Open Forum.”


Monday, May 14, 2018

EPA Webinar: Lead and Copper Rule: Tiering Criteria and Developing a Sampling Pool

Date:  Thursday, May 31, 2018
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 pm 

This webinar provides understanding of the Lead and Copper Rule’s site selection and materials evaluation requirements for lead and copper tap water monitoring and how water systems can more effectively develop and maintain their sampling pools.  

Click here for more information and registration.


Thursday, May 5, 2018

Circular Letter 2018-10 - Drinking Water Vulnerability Assessment and Resiliency Plan (DWVAR Plan) Community Water System (CWS) Resiliency Survey

The DPH Drinking Water Section is encouraging CWS to participate in an important resiliency survey. The University of Connecticut’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is conducting a survey of community water systems to understand how they prepare for and respond to storms, droughts, and extreme events. This work is part of the DWVAR Plan described in DWS Circular Letter #2016-32. Survey responses will be received until Friday May 11, 2018. More information is available here


Thursday, April 26, 2018

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Draft Amendment #1 to the SFY 2018 Intended Use Plan

The DPH his proposing to amend the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Program’s SFY 2018 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, April 6, 2018

CT DPH Comments to EPA’s Long-Term Revision of the Lead and Copper Rule

EPA is working on the long-term revision of the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) and had requested the State and Local Government Officials to provide comments by March 8, 2018 on potential revisions to key areas of the LCR. The Drinking Water Section had submitted our comments to EPA on March 8, 2018. The comments document is available on the Lead and Copper Rule page.


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Water Utility Coordinating Committee (WUCC) Integrated Reports and Executive Summaries

The DPH Drinking Water Section is announcing that the Western, Central Corridor and Eastern WUCC  Integrated Reports and Executive Summaries are now available for review and public comment pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes Section 25-33h.  Each report provides an overview of individual public water systems within the management area; addresses areawide water supply issues, concerns, and needs; and promotes cooperation among public water systems.  Comments on these documents will be accepted until April 20, 2018.  The reports, maps of each management area and information specific to each WUCC is available here


Thursday, January 25, 2018

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund - Call for Projects

The Drinking Water Section is announcing the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Call for Projects for State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2019. Please refer to the Call for Projects, Review and Ranking of Projects page for more details. For emergency generator projects under $100,000, please also refer to the Emergency Power Generator Program page.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund SFY 2018 Intended Use Plan now Final

The Drinking Water Section has finalized the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program (DWSRF) State Fiscal Year 2018 Intended Use Plan and Project Priority List. These documents, along with the Hearing Report for the Public Hearing held on October 25, 2017, are now available on the DWSRF webpage.