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Land Preservation

One of the ways that we protect our water supplies is to engage in efforts that protect and preserve land in our watersheds as open space, where they’ll be protected from development forever. Almost all of our 6,500 acres in Connecticut is dedicated open space. We invest in additional watershed acreage as it is available and beneficial to the protection of our water supply.  

At Shenipsit Lake Reservoir, which is a critical water supply source for north central Connecticut, we partner with the Shenipsit Lake Association to offer recreational fishing and hiking programs open to all residents of Connecticut. We also maintain a hiking trail permitted by the Department of Public Health at our Killingworth Reservoir.

Activities permitted and approved by the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) on the reservoir property include a year-round hiking trail, and an April – October fishing program which is monitored daily to ensure that activities can be enjoyed by the public while not negatively impacting water quality. Click here for more information on the Shenipsit Lake Reservoir Recreation Program.