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Thursday, May 5, 2018

Circular Letter 2018-10 - Drinking Water Vulnerability Assessment and Resiliency Plan (DWVAR Plan) Community Water System (CWS) Resiliency Survey

The DPH Drinking Water Section is encouraging CWS to participate in an important resiliency survey. The University of Connecticut’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is conducting a survey of community water systems to understand how they prepare for and respond to storms, droughts, and extreme events. This work is part of the DWVAR Plan described in DWS Circular Letter #2016-32. Survey responses will be received until Friday May 11, 2018. More information is available here


Thursday, April 26, 2018

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Draft Amendment #1 to the SFY 2018 Intended Use Plan

The DPH his proposing to amend the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Program’s SFY 2018 Intended Use Plan (IUP). To view the IUP documents go to the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund page and click on Call for Projects, Review and Ranking of Projects and scroll down to the section titled Intended Use Plan and Project Priority List.


Friday, April 6, 2018

CT DPH Comments to EPA’s Long-Term Revision of the Lead and Copper Rule

EPA is working on the long-term revision of the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) and had requested the State and Local Government Officials to provide comments by March 8, 2018 on potential revisions to key areas of the LCR. The Drinking Water Section had submitted our comments to EPA on March 8, 2018. The comments document is available on the Lead and Copper Rule page.


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Water Utility Coordinating Committee (WUCC) Integrated Reports and Executive Summaries

The DPH Drinking Water Section is announcing that the Western, Central Corridor and Eastern WUCC  Integrated Reports and Executive Summaries are now available for review and public comment pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes Section 25-33h.  Each report provides an overview of individual public water systems within the management area; addresses areawide water supply issues, concerns, and needs; and promotes cooperation among public water systems.  Comments on these documents will be accepted until April 20, 2018.  The reports, maps of each management area and information specific to each WUCC is available here


Thursday, January 25, 2018

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund - Call for Projects

The Drinking Water Section is announcing the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Call for Projects for State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2019. Please refer to the Call for Projects, Review and Ranking of Projects page for more details. For emergency generator projects under $100,000, please also refer to the Emergency Power Generator Program page.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund SFY 2018 Intended Use Plan now Final

The Drinking Water Section has finalized the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program (DWSRF) State Fiscal Year 2018 Intended Use Plan and Project Priority List. These documents, along with the Hearing Report for the Public Hearing held on October 25, 2017, are now available on the DWSRF webpage.


Friday,October 30, 2017

WEBINAR | LCR: Overview of EPA's OCCT Evaluation Templates-Nov 8, 2017from 1-2pm EST

EPA is hosting a webinar on the OCCT Evaluation Templates. The webinar will provide a detailed walk-through of the templates and how primacy agencies and water systems can use them as a tool for more effectively navigating the OCCT installation steps and associated. PWS must register at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1126721628012003843

Friday,October 27, 2017

Circular Letter -2017-13-Funding for Fluoridation Equipment Available for Community Water Systems

EPA the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease control and Prevention (CDC), is pleased to offer a funding opportunity for community water systems to replace aging water fluoridation equipment or the installation of new equipment for the fluoridation of community water. Applications are due November 30, 2017 by 11:59 pm ET. Applicants are required to create a MY NACCHO account to access and submit an application at http://bit.ly/2yclv7q


Friday,October 20, 2017

Circular Letter -2017-12 -The Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR4) training webinar for the Safe Drinking Water Accession and Review System (SDWARS)

EPA will host a webinar on November 6, 2017 to provide step-by-step instructions on how to use SDWARS, the electronic reporting system for UCMR 4. The Department of Public Health (DPH) Drinking Water Section (DWS) encourages all public water systems (PWS) that are required to monitor under the coming UCMR4 to attend and listen in to this important webinar. PWS must register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7373883911473632259 Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window


Friday, September 22, 2017

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Public Hearing Announced

The Drinking Water Section will hold a Public Hearing/ Open Forum on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. to hear testimony regarding the Draft Intended Use Plan (IUP) for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Program during State Fiscal Year 2018. To view the IUP documents and the public hearing announcement please click on Call for Projects, Review and Ranking of Projects and scroll down to the section titledDraft SFY 2018 IUP Public Hearing/Open Forum.


Friday, September 1, 2017

Circular letter 2017-07 - PWS Emergency Preparedness Reminder as Hurricane Season Approaches

As the hurricane season rapidly approaches within our region and in currently witnessing the devastation across eastern Texas due to Hurricane Harvey, this is a good reminder to review your emergency plan and update phone numbers. The Connecticut Department of Public Health would like to encourage you to adhere to the alerts provided by the National Weather Service,http://www.nws.noaa.gov, and refer you to helpful documents and other resources available on the DWS Security & Emergency website http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3139&q=387336to assist you in preparation and response to a potential severe weather event.