Newtown lacks municipal control over its own water source, legislators say

Sep 6th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Story

NEWTOWN — Newtown officials worry a private water company’s plan to supply a neighborhood in Brookfield may drain the town’s sole water source, but the company says it is legally allowed to do so and will not revise its plan.

The EPA only administers the law, and it would be up to the state Department of Public Utility Control to change the requirement for grandfathered companies.

Newtown first selectman Pat Llodro told the News-Times in Danbury that she doesn’t know how the water company determined the 1.5-million-gallon figure. She also said there is a legal loophole that allows water companies to extend water lines within the coverage area without a permit.

On its website, the company says as an operating partner, it makes sure our communities meet and exceed stringent compliance requirements. “Our performance has spearheaded sustainable development, often the catalyst for economic rebirth and growth.”

via Newtown lacks municipal control over its own water source, legislators say – NewsTimes.

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