Environmental Review Requirements

Construction projects that receive federal funding from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) are required to complete an environmental assessment that is compliant with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This review is a federal requirement associated with the federal capitalization grant that the Department of Public Health (DPH) receives each year from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA allows for states to utilize an alternative environmental review process that is functionally equivalent to NEPA if the state has the authority to do so. The DPH along with other Connecticut State Agencies are required to implement the environmental review requirements of the Connecticut Environmental Policy Act (CEPA) on all construction projects that receive state funding. Since the DWSRF has a combination of both state and federal funds, and CEPA is functionally equivalent to NEPA, the DPH implements the CEPA requirements on most construction projects that receive funding.

The DPH utilizes the statewide generic Environmental Classification Document (ECD) to determine whether a drinking water construction project requires an environmental review under CEPA. Drinking water construction projects that fall under Categories I, II and III of the ECD are required to undergo a CEPA review and are publicly scoped in the Council of Environmental Quality’s Environmental Monitor(EM). Drinking water projects that fall under ECD Category IV are not required to undergo a CEPA review but do need to comply with NEPA. As a result, the DPH performs environmental reviews on ECD Category IV projects for compliance with NEPA requirements. This webpage is provided to make these ECD Category IV environmental reviews available to the public since they are not publicly scoped in the EM. These postings will remain posted for a minimum of 12 months prior to being archived. Postings are listed in chronological order of when the reviews were completed.

Date Impacted Town(s) Public Water System Project Name
2/22/2021 Woodbridge Regional Water Authority West River WTP Improvements Project
4/14/2021 System-wide Regional Water Authority Automated Meter Reading - Stage 4
4/27/2021 Norwalk Norwalk First Taxing District Phase I Water Meter/AMI Program
4/27/2021 Willimantic Wellswood Estates Generator / VFD Pumps
5/19/2021 Bethel Bethel Water Department Emergency Power Generators
6/23/2021 Danbury Aqua Vista Assoc, Inc - Lower System Well House Improvement
6/23/2021 Danbury Aqua Vista Assoc, Inc - Upper System Well House Improvement
6/24/2021 New Fairfield Candlewood Knolls Water Authority Tank Replacement
6/24/2021 Hartford Metropolitan District Commission Water Main Replacement - Buckingham
6/24/2021 Hartford Metropolitan District Commission Water Main Replacement - Saybrooke St and Bonner St
6/24/2021 West Hartford Metropolitan District Commission Water Main Replacement - Webster Hill
12/10/2021 Essex Heritage Cove Condominiums Well House Improvement
12/16/2021 Norwalk Norwalk First Taxing District West Rocks High Service Area Water Service Reliability Project
12/17/2021 Bethel Bethel Water Department 2021 Various Water Mains Replacement Project
7/12/2022 Branford Regional Water Authority Brushy Plains Standpipe Demo and Cherry Hill PS Improvements
7/12/2022 Seymour Regional Water Authority Seymour Well Replacement Well 4B
9/15/2022 New Britian New Britain Water Department Water Treatment Plant SCADA Upgrades
10/12/2022 Berlin Berlin Water Control Commission Water Main Replacement - Berlin Turnpike
11/30/2022 Hartford Metropolitan District Commission Water Main Replacement Hubbard Rd Area
1/10/2023 Tolland Baxter Farms Community Water Assoc Tank Replacement
2/3/2023 Hartford Metropolitan District Commission Capitol Ave Area Water Main Replacement
3/17/2023 Hartford Metropolitan District Commission Boulevard/Garfield Water Main Replacement
3/23/2023 Manchester Manchester Water Department Ridgewood St - Griswold St Area Improvements
6/28/2023 Norwich Norwich Public Utilities Caribou Drive Water Main Replacement
7/20/2023 Windham Windham Water Works Water Meter Upgrade Project
8/8/2023 New London New London Dept. of Public Utilities Lead Service Lines Replacement (Design & Construction) Phase 1A
8/11/2023 Bridgeport Aquarion Water Company of CT Lead Service Lines - Inventory (Planning)
8/14/2023 Bridgeport Aquarion Water Company of CT Lead Service Lines - Replacement Phase 1
8/16/2023 Danbury Aquarion Water Company of CT Cedar Heights Interconnection to address PFAS
8/16/2023 Ridgefield Aquarion Water Company of CT Craigmoor Interconnection to address PFAS
8/21/2023 New Fairfield Aquarion Water Company of CT New Fairfield PFAS Treatment
8/24/2023 Middletown Middletown Water Department Lead Service Lines - Replacement (Planning)
8/29/2023 Montville Montville Water Supply Cook Hill Tank Replacement
8/29/2023 System-wide Regional Water Authority System-wide RTU and Hardware Upgrade
9/7/2023 Bristol Bristol Water Department SCADA System Upgrades
12/20/2023 Weston The Weston Field Club - Well #1 OCCT & Entry Point Consolidation
1/2/2024 Glastonbury Metropolitan District Commission Orchard St Pump Station Improvement
1/2/2024 Hartford Metropolitan District Commission Water Main Replacement - Hartford Hospital Area
9/11/2023 Waterbury Waterbury Water Department Hitchcock Road Water Storage Tank and Water Main
11/6/2023 Norwalk South Norwalk Electric & Water Emergency Power Generators