Notes Federal and CT grants and loans paid for recent upgrade
Stratford, September 15, 2014: EPA to investigate financial integrity issues surrounding potential sale of WPCA.
In a letter responding to an inquiry made by For Stratford Director and Treasurer Terry Masters, a Regional Administrator of the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has raised questions about whether the Town of Stratford is permitted to sell off its Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF) operated by the Town’s WPCA or Water Pollution Control Authority.
Noting that significant Federal and State funds were used to finance the massive re-building of the Stratford sewer system several years ago, the EPA letterexpresses concern over the long-term viability of this wastewater infrastructure, should it be sold to a private corporation.
The EPA is referring the matter to its enforcement division with a request to investigate whether any “potential financial transaction” proposed by the Town may adversely affect the sewer system’s compliance with enhanced water quality objectives.”