COVID-19 Community Levels Map Update, Dec. 2, 2022: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has listed Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, Tolland, and Windham Counties in the Medium/Yellow category as part of its COVID-19 Community Levels Map. New London County is currently listed in the Low/Green category. Visit the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels Map for updates.

DROUGHT WORKSHOP for Connecticut’s Small Water Utilities

Virtual Event: September 22, 2021

Link to recording of workshop: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/263937084608667916


The U.S. Drought Monitor Map – What does it mean for small public water systems?

Jessica Spaccio, Northeast Regional Climate Center

An overview of what criteria are used to make the U.S. Drought Monitor Map and how the map can be used by small public water systems.


Connecticut Drought Monitoring

Eric Lindquist, Connecticut Office of Policy and Management

An overview of what criteria are used to establish Connecticut drought stages.


Drought Checklist for Small Utilities

Shaun Fielder, Rural Water Association

How to monitor and respond to drought.


Overview of the Drought Response and Recovery Guide

Dawn Ison, EPA

Overview of the types of drought response activities associated with: Staffing, Response Plans and Funding; Water Supply and Demand Management; and Communications and Partnerships

Download the Guide to your computer then open it using Adobe Acrobat. A free Acrobat reader is available for download if your system does not have the program.


How to Create a Drought Response Plan

Dawn Ison, EPA

Overview of the 7 essential elements of plan development

The template is found on page 7 of the Drought Response and Recovery Guide. Download the Guide to your computer then open it using Adobe Acrobat. A free Acrobat reader is available for download if your system does not have the program


Water Loss Control for Small Utilities

Shaun Fielder, Rural Water Association

How to identify and control water losses.