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Latest News

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

  • Circular Letter 2020-19 - Important Information for Environmental Laboratories During the COVID-19 Crisis
  • Circular Letter 2020-18 - Social Distancing at Public Water System Recreational Areas
  • Circular Letter 2020-17 - Important Information for Non-Community PWS During the COVID-19 Crisis
  • Circular Letter 2020-16 - Important Information for Community PWS During the COVID-19 Crisis

  • Thursday, March 19, 2020

    Deadline Extended for Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Call for Projects for State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2021 – now April 30, 2020

    Thursday, March 19, 2020

    Circular Letter 2020-12- COVID-19 for Water Utilities Webinar #2


    Thursday, March 19, 2020

    Deadline Extended for Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Call for Projects for State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2021 – now April 30, 2020

    The Drinking Water Section is announcing the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Call for Projects for State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2021. Please refer to the “Call for Projects, Review and Ranking of Projects” page for more details.
    For Small Loan Program for projects with a total cost less than $100,000, please visit the dedicated webpage for more information.
    For Emergency Power Generator Program for projects with a total cost less than $100,000, please visit the Emergency Power Generator Program page.


    Thursday, March 12, 2020


    Monday, March 9, 2020

    Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act- $40 Million Reduction in Lead Exposure via Drinking Water Grant

    “On February 19, 2020 the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of $40 million in grant funding under the 2016 Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act to help reduce lead in drinking water in disadvantaged communities. For more information please read DWS Circular Letter #2020-08


    Monday, March 2, 2020

    New Fiscal and Asset Management Plan Requirement for Small Community Water Systems – due January 1, 2021

    The DPH has developed a new web page dedicated to Capacity Development topics and resources for Small Water Systems.  The new Webpage discusses the new Fiscal and Asset Management Plan requirement for small community PWS.  A Fiscal & Asset Management Plan Template is now available, with Instructions, a Resource Guidance Document and a List of all small community PWS required to meet the new statute.  The plan template covers all requirements of the statute including asset management, fiscal management and unaccounted for water loss.  Two training sessions will be scheduled in late April (one in Eastern CT and one in Western CT) to provide additional fiscal and asset management training.  More information on the trainings coming soon! Please refer to Circular Letter DWS 2020-06 or contact Mandy Smith at Mandy.Smith@ct.gov or 860-509-7796 for more information on this new template. 


    Monday, February 03, 2020

    Drinking Water State Revolving Fund SFY 2020 Intended Use Plan now Final

    The Drinking Water Section has finalized the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program (DWSRF) State Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Intended Use Plan and Project Priority List. These documents, along with the Hearing Report for the Public Hearing held on December 5, 2019, are now available on the DWSRF webpage.


    Tuesday, January 21, 2020

    Webinar 2019-02 | Water Service Incident Webinar

    A webinar was hold on November 18, 2019 focused on water service incidents to ensure that the notification and response procedures from public water systems (PWS) are adequate to protect public health.

    Webinar Link: https://publichealth.mediasite.com/mediasite/Play/5a5e82d405174d598e7948440f173c131d


    Monday, November 25, 2019

    Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Webinar

    A webinar was held on November 13, 2019 to provide an overview of the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) and disclose details of its associated SFY 2020 DWSRF Intended Use Plan. To view this webinar please click here.


    Friday, October 25, 2019

    Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Public Hearing Announced

    The Drinking Water Section will hold a Public Hearing/ Open Forum on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. to hear testimony regarding the Draft Intended Use Plan (IUP) for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Program during State Fiscal Year 2020. To view the IUP documents and the public hearing announcement, To view the IUP documents and public hearing announcement, and sign up for the November 13 webinar, please click on Call for Projects, Review and Ranking of Projects and scroll down to the sections titled “Intended Use Plan and Project Priority List” and “Draft SFY 2020 IUP Public Hearing/Open Forum.”


    Tuesday, October 1, 2019

    Safe Drinking Water Primacy Assessment
    Circular Letter 2019-20 - The cost per service connection and invoicing schedule for state fiscal year 2020 is now available. Please visit the Safe Drinking Water Primacy Assessment webpage for more information.
     


    Friday, September 27, 2019

    Water utility Coordinating Committees (WUCCs)
    Please save the date, the Drinking Water Section will host a webinar to detail the Implementation of the Water Utility Coordinating Committees’ Coordinated Water System Plans. The webinar will be on Friday, October 4 from 10:30 am-12. The webinar will detail the important next steps in the three WUCCs, provide an overview of newly published and sharable documents that describe the WUCCS, how the WUCCs can help water supply planning now and in the future, and will discuss the Coordinated Plan recommendations that could be worked on first on a statewide level.

    Click on the following link for registration information https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8774941019106499853