LEGAL NOTICE

Pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 25-33h and § 25-33h-1(g) of the Regulations of the Connecticut State Agencies, the Department of Public Health (“the DPH”) hereby notifies the public that the Central Corridor Water Utility Coordinating Committee (“WUCC”) submitted its coordinated water system plan (“final coordinated plan”) to the Commissioner of Public Health (“Commissioner”), on June 4, 2018; the Western WUCC on May 22nd, and the Eastern WUCC on May 31st for approval and that such plans are available for public comment, to the extent disclosable by law. The WUCCs, pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 25-33h(b) and § 25-33h-1(h)(1)(E) of the Regulations of the Connecticut State Agencies, solicited comments on its draft coordinated water system plan and provided such comments received to the Commissioner with the final coordinated plan. 

Interested persons may obtain a copy of the WUCC’s coordinated water system plan on the DPH website. The coordinated water system plan is also available for inspection at the DPH Drinking Water Section, 410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Questions may be directed to Richard Iozzo at (860) 509-7333 or richard.iozzo@ct.gov.

In making his decision to approve or reject the WUCC’s coordinated water system plan, the Commissioner will consider, inter alia, written comments from interested persons that are received within 30 days from the publication date of this notice. Written comments should be directed to Richard Iozzo, DPH Drinking Water Section, 410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06134 or may be submitted via electronic mail to richard.iozzo@ct.gov.

 

Water Utility Coordinating Committees
 
The General Assembly finds that an adequate supply of potable water for domestic, commercial and industrial use is vital to the health and well-being of the people of the state. Readily available water for use in public water systems is limited and should be developed with a minimum of loss and waste. In order to maximize efficient and effective development of the state's public water supply systems and to promote public health, safety and welfare, the Department of Public Health shall administer a procedure to coordinate the planning of public water supply systems.
 
The Commissioner of Public Health, following the final priorities established pursuant to section 25-33e, shall convene a water utility coordinating committee (WUCC) for each public water supply management area to implement the planning process established by this section and sections 25-33g and 25-33h.
 
Each water utility coordinating committee shall prepare a coordinated water system plan in the public water supply management area. Such plan shall be submitted to the Commissioner of Public Health for his approval not more than two years after the first meeting of the committee. The plan shall promote cooperation among public water systems and include, but not be limited to, provisions for (1) integration of public water systems, consistent with the protection and enhancement of public health and well-being; (2) integration of water company plans; (3) exclusive service areas; (4) joint management or ownership of services; (5) satellite management services; (6) interconnections between public water systems; (7) integration of land use and water system plans; (8) minimum design standards; (9) water conservation; (10) the impact on other uses of water resources including water quality, flood management, recreation and aquatic habitat issues; and (11) acquisition of land surrounding wells proposed to be located in stratified drifts.
 
The WUCC shall prepare a coordinated water system plan and solicit comments thereon in accordance with public act 85-535. The coordinated plan and copies of comments shall be submitted to the commissioner within 24 months of the first meeting:
 
Western WUCC Coordinated Plan
Western WUCC Executive Summary
Western WUCC Water Supply Assessment
Western WUCC Exclusive Service Areas
Western WUCC Integrated Report


General WUCC Information

Statutes, Regulations, Public Act

Historic WUCC Information