15 schools in 8 school districts served by Connecticut Water have been awarded water bottle filling stations. The awards were made through Connecticut Water’s School Water Bottle Filling Station Grant Program, which was launched earlier this year before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today Connecticut Water Company and Oakridge Dairy LLC completed a transaction that protects 154 acres of land in the Lake Shenipsit Reservoir watershed in Tolland. The Lake Shenipsit Reservoir is a vital public water source for north-central Connecticut. Connecticut Water is acquiring the land from Oakridge Dairy in Ellington, and the acquisition is believed to be among the largest water utility watershed land purchases in the state of Connecticut in decades.
Beginning the week of July 13, Connecticut Water will begin replacing about 2,600 feet, or one-half mile, of water main on Main Street between School Street and the river. The water main being replaced is about 100 years old. The project is expected to run through September and is estimated to cost approximately $1 million.
Connecticut Water is pleased to announce that they will be requesting DPH approval to resume the boating portion of the Company’s DPH permitted recreation program at the Shenipsit Lake Reservoir in a way that minimizes the risks to Connecticut Water employees, program participants, Lake Activity Monitors, and the public.
Connecticut Water’s latest water quality reports for the water produced by the company’s more than 60 water systems across the state are now available online. The reports summarize water quality testing done in 2019 and includes information about the Company’s water systems, water quality test results, and source protection measures. We are pleased to relay that water in all systems met or exceeded state and federal standards for drinking water again in 2019.
Connecticut Water strongly encourages building owners and property managers that are preparing to open for “Phase 2” on June 17 to flush the water pipes before opening any building that may have been vacant or infrequently used over the last several weeks.