WPC Advisory Group
About
 
Under the authority of CGA Sec. 25-33o(c), the Water Planning Council established an Advisory Group (WPCAG) to assist in researching and analyzing water resource issues and advise on matters of interest.  The statute requires that the WPCAG members be balanced between consumptive and nonconsumptive interests and the WPC has adopted procedural rules for the group..
 
Meeting Schedule 2023

WPCAG meetings are typically but not always the 3rd Tuesday of the month, at 1:30 pm.  Instructions for joining a meeting are included in each agenda.  Special meetings and meeting cancellations will be posted here as soon as possible.  Additional meeting documents, if any, might be linked in agendas or can be obtained by contacting Bruce Wittchen by email or at 860-418-6323.

 

2023 Meetings Agendas Meeting Records Notices and other Meeting Documents
January 17, 2023 Agenda

Draft Minutes

Video

 
February 21, 2023      
March 21, 2023       
April, 18, 2023       
May 16, 2023      
June 20, 2023       
July 18, 2023       
August, 15, 2023       
September 19, 2023       
October 17, 2023      
November 21, 2023       
December 19, 2023      
Recent Years' Water Planning Council Advisory Group Meetings:
2022 Meetings Agendas Meeting Records Notices or Other Meeting Documents
January 18 Agenda

Minutes

Video

 
February 15 Agenda

Minutes

Video

draft Water Chief Roles & Responsibilities

Conservation Pricing & Rate Recovery Analysis

March 15 Agenda 

Minutes

Video

Conservation Pricing & Rate Recovery Analysis, V2.1

WUCC Story Map 1

April 19 Agenda

Minutes

Video

Interconnection Roadmap

Proposed DEEP general permit category for emergency interconnections

Interconnection & general permit presentation

May 17 Agenda 

Minutes

Video

 
June 21 Agenda 

Minutes

Video

draft Miner edits to GAE letter re land conveyances
July 19 Agenda

Draft Minutes

Video

 
August 16 Canceled Canceled Canceled
September 20 Agenda 

Draft Minutes

Video

 
October 18 Agenda

Draft Minutes 

Video

Work Group Proposal:  Conservation Pricing and Rate Recovery Analysis
November 15 Agenda 

Draft Minutes

Video

 
December 20 Agenda

Draft Minutes

Video

Nonroutine Transfer & Interconnection, 2nd Draft

WPCAG Summaries for WPC Report

WPCAG-WLWG Summaries for WPC Report

 

2021 Meetings

Agendas

Meeting Records

Other meeting documents

January 19

Agenda

Minutes

Audio   Video

WPCAG-SWPIWG_source water charges2021_v.2.pdf

2021-01-18_Final_Draft_WPCAG_Green_Energy_Project Siting.pdf

February 16

Agenda

Minutes

Audio   Video

 

March 16

Agenda

Minutes

Audio   Video


April 20

Agenda

Minutes

Audio   Video

Source Water Protection White Paper Outline

May 25

Agenda

Minutes

Audio   Video

Draft Solar Siting Recommendations & Work Plan

June 15

Agenda

Minutes

Audio   Video

Private Well Water Quality Sub-Work Group Final Recommendations

Drought Sub-Work Group Draft Report

Drought Sub-Work Group Draft Appendices

CT River Hydrilla Program

July 20

Agenda

Minutes

Audio   Video

 

August 17

Agenda

Draft Minutes

Audio   Video

 

September 21
Agenda

Draft Minutes

Audio   Video

 

October 19

Agenda 

Minutes

Audio   Video

 

November 16

Agenda

Minutes

Audio   Video


December 21

Agenda 

Draft Minutes

Audio   Video

Outreach and Education Work Group

Possible 2022 schedule

 

2020 Meetings

Agenda

Meeting Records

Other Meeting Documents

January 21

Agenda

Minutes

 

February 18

Agenda

Minutes

 

March 17

Canceled



April 21

Agenda

Minutes

Audio 1; Audio 2

Alliance for Water Efficiency 4-25-19 Letter.pdf

2020-04-21 AWE IWG Presentation.pdf

Financing Sustainable Water Workshop agenda

May 19

Agenda &

Documents

Minutes

Audio


June 16

Agenda

Minutes

Audio

Conveyance Questionnaire Form 2019.docx

Land conveyance questionnaire draft 6-3-20.docx

July 21

Agenda

Minutes

Audio

 

August 18

Agenda

Minutes

Audio

2020-08-15_Conveyance_Questionnaire.pdf

2020-08-15_draft land_conveyance_questionnaire.pdf

September 15

Agenda

Minutes

Audio

Proposed 2021 Member Slate

October 20

Agenda

Minutes

Audio

Proposed 2021 Member Slate

November 17

Agenda

Minutes

Audio   Video

Proposed 2021 Member Slate

December 15

Agenda

Minutes

Audio   Video

 

 

Membership (as of 6/21/2022)
 
The WPCAG may include representatives of (1) regional and municipal water utilities, (2) regional councils of governments, (3) investor-owned water utilities, (4) a wastewater system, (5) agricultural interests, (6) electric power generation interests, (7), business and industry interests, (8) environmental land protection interests, (9) environmental river protection interests, (10) boating interests, (11) fisheries interests, (12) recreational interests, (13) endangered species protection interests, (14) members of academia with expertise in stream flow, public health and ecology, and (15) a public health district.  There are 20 positions, with 8 representing in-stream water needs, 8 representing out-of-stream water needs, and being neutral.  Members are appointed at the discretion of the Water Planning Council.

 

Academia, public health, ecology:  Virginia de Lima, USGS (retired)

Agriculture:  Vacant

Business & Industry (Association):  Vacant

Conservation:  Denise Savageau, Connecticut Association of Conservation Districts

Consumer:  Brenda Watson, Operation Fuel

Electric Power:  Fred Klein, Pullman & Comley

Fisheries:  Alicea Charamut (Co-Chair), Fisheries Advisory Council

Lakes and Ponds:  Sean Hayden, Lake Waramaug Task Force

Land Protection:  Karen Burnaska, CT Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound

Public Health (Local):  David Knauf, City of Darien

Recreation:  Eric Hammerling, CT Forest and Parks Association

Regional Councils of Government:  Aaron Budris, Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments

River Protection:  Margaret Miner, Rivers Alliance

Wastewater:  Tom Tyler, Metropolitan District Commission

Water Intensive Business:  Darryl Newman, Planters Choice Nursery, CT Nursery & Landscape Assoc.

Water Resources Protection:  Carol Haskins, Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition

Water Utility (Large Investor-owned):  Dan Lawrence (Co-chair), Aquarion Water Co.

Water Utility (Large Regional):  Steve Vitko, South Central CT Regional Water Authority

Water Utility (Municipal):  Patrick Kearney, Town of Manchester

Water Utility (Small):  Josh Cansler, Southeastern CT Water Authority