Connecticut Attorney General's Office

Press Release

Attorney General Commends DPUC For Agreeing With His Request To Investigate Water Co. Layoffs

August 30, 2010

            Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced that the Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC) -- less than a week after his request -- has agreed to investigate the Connecticut Water Company’s (CWC) possible plans to reduce its workforce mere weeks after it was permitted to raise rates to fund higher staffing levels.

            “I commend the DPUC for promptly agreeing to investigate whether these Connecticut Water Company layoffs break the company’s promise to increase -- not decrease -- staff,” Blumenthal said. “The Connecticut Water Company has confirmed that it may reduce staff even as it raises rates -- raising significant questions about service quality, and its claims to regulators before receiving a 13-percent rate increase.”