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DEEP and DPH Advise Against Swimming or Other Water Contact Recreation Over Next 72 Hours Due to Tropical Storm Henri's Impact


(HARTFORD)— Given the significant rainfall that occurred (and is still expected) due to Tropical Storm Henri, many areas across the state have experienced discharges of untreated sewage. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) are advising against direct contact with surface water in areas in close proximity to drainage pipes statewide, particularly in urban areas such as Bridgeport, Hartford, Norwalk, Norwich, and the greater New Haven area over the next 72 hours in Connecticut's streams and rivers.  Residents are advised not to swim, fish, or utilize paddlecraft in these areas. 






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