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Connecticut Department of Public Health Safe Drinking Water Fee

There is a new line item on your water bill for the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) Safe Drinking Water Fee. 

This new charge is a result of a law passed by the Connecticut legislature in 2017 that established a Safe Drinking Water Assessment fee for all public water systems in the state. This was established to help fund the DPH so they can maintain their Safe Drinking Water Program and meet their obligations under the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act, as other state and federal funding has been reduced.

All public water systems are required to pay the state the assessment. As this is a pass through charge, the water company may bill the fee as a line item on customers’ bills without requiring a separate rate approval process.

The charge for Connecticut Water customers for the DPH Safe Drinking Water Fee is less than 1 penny a day or about 30 cents per month.

Click Here to learn more about the Connecticut Department of Public Health Safe Drinking Water Fee.