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


Jan
8
Mon
Water Planning Council Meeting @ PURA
Jan 8 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Check http://www.ct.gov/water/cwp/view.asp?a=4801&q=573636 for meeting agenda and minutes.

2018 Schedule of the State Water Planning Council Meetings

In accordance with the provisions of Section 1-225(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes, the following is a schedule of the regular State Water Planning Council meetings for the year of 2018.

1:30 p.m.

Public Utilities Regulatory Authority
Ten Franklin Square
New Britain, CT 06051

MEETING DATES
January 8, 2018
February 6, 2018
March 6, 2018
April 3, 2018
May 1, 2018
June 5, 2018
July 10, 2018
August 7, 2018
September 11, 2018
October 2, 2018
November 6, 2018
December 4, 2018

SEE WPC Calendar:  http://www.ct.gov/water/iCal/calendar.asp

 

 

Jan
9
Tue
Western Water Utility Coordinating Committee (WUCC) Meeting @ Brookfield Town Hall
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jan
10
Wed
Eastern Water Utility Coordinating Committee (WUCC) Meeting @ Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments
Jan 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Jan
17
Wed
Central Corridor Water Utility Coordinating Committee (WUCC) Meeting @ MDC Training Center
Jan 17 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Jan
19
Fri
Water Planning Council Meeting @ Phone
Jan 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

RE:     Special Meeting of the Water Planning Council

A Special Meeting of the Water Planning Council (WPC) will be held on Friday, January 19, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.  The meeting will be conducted telephonically for the purpose of voting on the finalization of the Draft State Water Plan to be submitted to the Connecticut State Legislature on or before January 22, 2018.

The call will be open to members of the public, but participation will be limited to the members of the WPC.  The Call-In Number is 888-658-6260 and the Participant Code is 7094124.

WPC Calendar:  http://www.ct.gov/water/iCal/calendar.asp

 

 

Jan
25
Thu
CTLCV Environmental Summit @ The Lyceum (NEW LOCATION)
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Are you ready for the upcoming legislative session? The Summit is a unique opportunity for environmental leaders, state legislators, and agency officials to discuss environmental priorities of the 2018 Connecticut General Assembly. This gathering will explain key issues and help prepare everyone for the work ahead.

To Register, visit: https://goo.gl/kLXLWt

Because of the extraordinary delay in wrapping up legislative business in 2017, we had to move the Summit into January (which means our usual venue at the Riverfront Boathouse was not available!) Please note that we are meeting at The Lyceum, just around the corner from the Capital and LOB.

If you are concerned about the environmental policies of our state, we invite you to be a part of this gathering. Space at The Lyceum is limited, so you must register if you plan to attend.

With environmental protection under assault in Washington, and gridlock blocking progress in CT, we must redouble our efforts to keep our environment safe. Now’s your chance to learn about issues that will be central to our efforts during the 2018 legislative session. Let’s be ready for the work ahead!

Click here for more information about the conference. 

Jan
31
Wed
Woodridge Lake Sewer Discharge Informational Meeting @ Torrington City Hall Auditorium
Jan 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Woodridge Lake Sewer District Sewer Discharge Permit Filed

Informational Meeting & Public Hearing Scheduled

The Woodridge Lake Sewer District has filed its application for a sanitary sewer discharge permit which would allow them to connect to the City of Torrington sewer system via a proposed route along Route 4.   The stated reason for the application is “resolution of CT DEEP Consent Order”

As promised over the past several months, an informational meeting has been scheduled for the purposes of allowing DEEP, The Department of Public Health,  Woodridge Lake Sewer District, Torrington Water Company, Torrington Public Works Department, and the Torrington Water Pollution Control Department to provide vital information relative to the impacts this request will have on our system.

The City Council acting as the Water Pollution Control Authority is required by State law to hold a public hearing to allow the public an opportunity to submit comments before any decisions are made relative to the application.  This public hearing and the final determination must be made within 65 days of the application.  Should there be any delay in the process, the statute does allow for two extensions of additional 65-day periods for the Board to make it final determination.

The informational meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, January 31st at 6:30pm,  the Public Hearing will take place on Tuesday, February 20th at 6:30pm.  Both the informational meeting and public hearing will take place in the City Hall Auditorium, 140 Main Street.

See also the letter from Torrington Water to its customers, Register-Citizen article.

Feb
6
Tue
Water Planning Council Meeting @ PURA
Feb 6 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

2018 Schedule of the State Water Planning Council Meetings

In accordance with the provisions of Section 1-225(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes, the following is a schedule of the regular State Water Planning Council meetings for the year of 2018.

1:30 p.m.

Public Utilities Regulatory Authority
Ten Franklin Square
New Britain, CT 06051

MEETING DATES
January 8, 2018
February 6, 2018
March 6, 2018
April 3, 2018
May 1, 2018
June 5, 2018
July 10, 2018
August 7, 2018
September 11, 2018
October 2, 2018
November 6, 2018
December 4, 2018

SEE WPC Calendar:  http://www.ct.gov/water/iCal/calendar.asp

 

 

Feb
13
Tue
Western Water Utility Coordinating Committee (WUCC) Meeting @ Brookfield Town Hall
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Feb
14
Wed
Eastern Water Utility Coordinating Committee (WUCC) Meeting @ Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments
Feb 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Feb
20
Tue
WPC Advisory Group @ PURA
Feb 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Woodridge Lake Sewer Discharge Public Hearing @ Torrington City Hall Auditorium
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Woodridge Lake Sewer District Sewer Discharge Permit Filed

Informational Meeting & Public Hearing Scheduled

The Woodridge Lake Sewer District has filed its application for a sanitary sewer discharge permit which would allow them to connect to the City of Torrington sewer system via a proposed route along Route 4.   The stated reason for the application is “resolution of CT DEEP Consent Order”

As promised over the past several months, an informational meeting has been scheduled for the purposes of allowing DEEP, The Department of Public Health,  Woodridge Lake Sewer District, Torrington Water Company, Torrington Public Works Department, and the Torrington Water Pollution Control Department to provide vital information relative to the impacts this request will have on our system.

The City Council acting as the Water Pollution Control Authority is required by State law to hold a public hearing to allow the public an opportunity to submit comments before any decisions are made relative to the application.  This public hearing and the final determination must be made within 65 days of the application.  Should there be any delay in the process, the statute does allow for two extensions of additional 65-day periods for the Board to make it final determination.

The informational meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, January 31st at 6:30pm,  the Public Hearing will take place on Tuesday, February 20th at 6:30pm.  Both the informational meeting and public hearing will take place in the City Hall Auditorium, 140 Main Street.

See also the letter from Torrington Water to its customers, Register-Citizen article.

Feb
21
Wed
Central Corridor Water Utility Coordinating Committee (WUCC) Meeting @ MDC Training Center
Feb 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Mar
13
Tue
Western Water Utility Coordinating Committee (WUCC) Meeting @ Brookfield Town Hall
Mar 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mar
14
Wed
Eastern Water Utility Coordinating Committee (WUCC) Meeting @ Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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12:00 pm Start the New Year Kayaking! @ Saugatuck boat launch ramp
Start the New Year Kayaking! @ Saugatuck boat launch ramp
Jan 6 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Start the New Year Kayaking! @ Saugatuck boat launch ramp
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