Volunteer group collecting data on Pequonnock River

Jul 30th, 2011 | By | Category: River, Water

About 80 percent of the Pequonnock River consistently fails water quality tests, landing it a spot on the state’s list of “impaired waters.” Unlike many of the state’s major rivers, however, the environmental quality of the Pequonnock is often overlooked. But town leaders from Monroe, Trumbull and Bridgeport — the three towns through which the river flows — have agreed to participate in a regional effort to get the river removed from the state’s list of “impaired waters.”

The Pequonnock River, looking south from the River St. bridge in Bridgeport, Conn. July 27th, 2011. Photo: Ned Gerard, CT Post

On Tuesday, the Bridgeport mayor and Trumbull and Monroe first selectmen were presented with more than 100 specific actions they could take to get the river removed from the list.

Restoring the Pequonnock would help Trumbull economically, First Selectman Tim Herbst said, since the river flows so closely to Trumbull’s downtown center.

“We want to make the river a focal point of Trumbull’s town center,” Herbst said. “It’s a tremendous natural resource and an asset.”

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