Water Related Events and Meetings Across Connecticut

Rivers Alliance of CT recently re-built our water-related events listings after a transition to a new website hosting provider. The new listings of events includes everything we listed on the old websites, but in what we hope is more useful format.  Here are our lists of events:

State Water Planning Meetings and Comment Opportunties

Get Wet Connecticut! (working title)

Paddle Events Across Connecticut


Sep
13
Wed
Eastern Water Utility Coordinating Committee (WUCC) Meeting @ Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments
Sep 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
WPC Public Meeting on the State Water Plan Draft Report @  Simsbury Town Hall Main Program Room
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Connecticut State Water Planning Council (WPC)

 Public Meeting on the State Water Plan Draft Report

 Wednesday, September 13, 2017

 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

 Simsbury Town Hall Main Program Room

3 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT

 

More information: http://www.ct.gov/water/cwp/view.asp?Q=586878

AGENDA

  1. Welcome, Introductions and Opening Remarks – State Representative Jonathan Hampton
  2. Conduct of the Public Meeting and Overview of the Comments and Questions Process – Water Planning Council
  3. State Water Plan Draft Report Presentation – Water Planning Council
  4. Public Comments and Questions to the Water Planning Council
  5. Conclusion
Sep
15
Fri
Watershed Lands workgroup @ PURA
Sep 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

The Watershed Lands workgroup will meet at 10:30 AM on Friday, September 15, at the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, 10 Franklin Square, New Britain.

1. Introductions
2. Review of Notes of January 18, 2017 Meeting
3. Updates:
-New Britain/Tilcon quarry project – environmental assessment
-DPH opinion on the installation of a sewer line across Torrington Water Company watershed
land
-Sale of Class I & II land in Woodbridge by South Central Regional Water Authority
-Other
4. Protection of Class I & II Watershed Land
-Draft State Water Plan (review and possible comments)
-State Plan of Conservation & Development (review and possible comments)
5. Other Business
6. Future meeting date(s)

 

Sep
19
Tue
WPC Advisory Group @ PURA
Sep 19 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Sep
20
Wed
Central Corridor Water Utility Coordinating Committee (WUCC) Meeting @ MDC Training Center
Sep 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Sep
27
Wed
Comments Due to EPA on Saving the Waters of the U.S. Rule
Sep 27 @ 12:30 pm – 11:59 pm

The comment instruction webpage for this rule change is at: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=EPA-HQ-OW-2017-0203-0001
When you are ready to tell EPA and the Corps of Engineers to keep and enact the 2015 Rule, click the Comment Now! button on that page.

Oct
5
Thu
Rivers Alliance of CT Network Conference @ Leir Retreat Center
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Rivers Alliance of CT Network Conference

Leir Retreat Center, Ridgefield
October 5, 2017, 9 – 2 PM

If you plan to attend, let us know

Space limited. Registration required.
Contact Rivers Alliance at rivers@riversalliance.org
or 860-361-9349 to register.

The State Water Plan is at the forefront of discussions around the state. This conference will focus on the Plan and other water policy issues that will affect all Connecticut residents.

The agenda includes:

  • Latest news on the State Water Plan.
  • An Update on the proposed leasing of drinking water watershed lands for rock mining.
  • What’s in store for the next state legislative session, which starts in January.
  • Pesticides (herbicides) – What is a town’s authority regarding aquatic application?

Where: The Leir Retreat Center, 224 Branchville Road, Ridgefield, CT (click here for directions).

The event is free, thanks to our host and sponsor, the Leir Retreat Center.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Space is limited, registration is required. To register, email Rivers Alliance at rivers@riversalliance.org, or call 860-361-9341.

If you have an announcement you would like to make at the conference, please let us know as soon as possible. We will add you to the agenda. We limit announcements to less than 5 minutes each. We will also have tables for those who would like to bring information to distribute to the group.

We hope you can join us.

Oct
10
Tue
Western Water Utility Coordinating Committee (WUCC) Meeting @ Brookfield Town Hall
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Oct
11
Wed
Eastern Water Utility Coordinating Committee (WUCC) Meeting @ Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments
Oct 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Oct
18
Wed
Central Corridor Water Utility Coordinating Committee (WUCC) Meeting @ MDC Training Center
Oct 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Oct
30
Mon
State Water Plan Public Meeting @ DEEP
Oct 30 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

“There are a few more information meetings being planned around the state (Westport, Wallingford and an as-yet-to-be-determined Eastern CT location), and as those are firmed up, we’ll share the announcements with you.

We have also scheduled the formal public hearing to receive comment on the draft State Water Plan for the evening of Monday, October 30 here at DEEP, and announcements on that will be coming out in the near future.”

Nov
8
Wed
Eastern Water Utility Coordinating Committee (WUCC) Meeting @ Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments
Nov 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Nov
14
Tue
Western Water Utility Coordinating Committee (WUCC) Meeting @ Brookfield Town Hall
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Nov
15
Wed
Central Corridor Water Utility Coordinating Committee (WUCC) Meeting @ MDC Training Center
Nov 15 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Nov
20
Mon
STATE WATER PLAN PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD ENDS
Nov 20 @ 3:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Please call Rivers Alliance 860-361-9349 or email  rivers@riversalliance.org for more information.

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1:00 pm Eastern Water Utility Coordinating Committee (WUCC) Meeting @ Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments
Eastern Water Utility Coordinating Committee (WUCC) Meeting @ Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments
Sep 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
 
5:30 pm Halls Pond Paddle @ Halls Pond
Halls Pond Paddle @ Halls Pond
Sep 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Halls Pond Paddle @ Halls Pond
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7:00 pm WPC Public Meeting on the State Water Plan Draft Report @  Simsbury Town Hall Main Program Room
WPC Public Meeting on the State Water Plan Draft Report @  Simsbury Town Hall Main Program Room
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Connecticut State Water Planning Council (WPC)  Public Meeting on the State Water Plan Draft Report  Wednesday, September 13, 2017  7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Simsbury Town Hall Main Program Room 3 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT …