River flows in the Pomperaug River have hit the second threshold in the low-flow operations plan. As called for in the plan, Connecticut Water’s Heritage Village water system, the Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition, and the Town of Southbury are asking residents in the Pomperaug River Basin to voluntarily reduce their water use because of low flows in the river.
River flows in the Pomperaug River have hit the first trigger in the Heritage Village water system’s low-flow operations plan. As called for in the plan, Connecticut Water’s Heritage Village water system, the Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition, and the Town of Southbury are taking steps to increase public awareness of the river flow.
Connecticut Water Company has finalized memoranda of agreement (MOAs) with the Borough of Naugatuck, the Town of Prospect, the Killingworth Land Conservation Trust, and the Bethany Land Trust to transfer a total of six parcels which are no longer needed for water supply purposes to be permanently preserved as open space. The parcels, which range in size from eight to 19 acres for a total of approximately 82 acres, are intended to provide for passive public recreation including hiking, running, snowshoeing, and birding depending on the location
Connecticut Water will lead two hikes on its watershed properties in Killingworth and Tolland over Connecticut Trails Day (Weekend) 2022 on June 4th and 5th. The hikes are part of a larger National Trails Day celebration. In Connecticut, hikes are coordinated through the Connecticut Forest & Park Association who, together with hike sponsors, run the largest National Trails Day celebration in the country.
Connecticut Water is encouraging income-eligible households that are behind on their water and wastewater bills to apply to the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP). LIHWAP pays up to $1,000 in delinquent water and wastewater bills for those meeting eligibility requirements. The program is federally funded and administered by community action agencies across Connecticut. More information on the program is available at: https://portal.ct.gov/heatinghelp/knowledge-base/articles/ceap-and-lihwap---joint-program?language=en_US. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2022.
Connecticut Water has announced the recipients of its 2022 School Water Bottle Filling Station and Firefighter Support Grant programs.