Posts Tagged ‘ Aquarion ’

PURA Decision Calls for 8.6% Increase

Sep 25th, 2013 | By

Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today ruled on the Aquarion Water Company of Connecticut’s (Aquarion) rate increase proposal, trimming almost $13M off the requested $26.9M increase. In its March 28, 2013 rate filing, Aquarion proposed spreading the increase over a three-year period. Aquarion supported its 17% increase request by noting substantial recent investment in infrastructure improvements and utility plant, as well as depreciation expense increases related to those capital investments. According to Aquarion, declining end user consumption and cost increases outside its control also precipitated the rate filing.



CFE concerned for 290 acres of pristine watershed land in Bethel/Aquarion agreement (update)

Jul 9th, 2013 | By

Under the agreement, Aquarion is allowed, and has stated that it intends, to abandon the Chestnut Ridge, Eureka Lake, and Mountain Pond reservoirs and transfer nearly 300 acres of open space back to the Town of Bethel, unencumbered by water company lands regulations that protect against over development. Click on this Environmental Headline for more from CFE.



Wheeling and dealing with Connecticut’s water resources

Jun 27th, 2013 | By

Curt Johnson, program director and senior staff attorney at the Connecticut Fund for the Environment and Margaret Miner, executive director of Connecticut River Alliance, say water is an essential commodity in our lives and for that reason, existing water supplies should be protected whenever possible. Do you agree? Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story.



Easton residents speak out on logging, warden, 9/11 committee

Mar 20th, 2013 | By

Everett Road residents turned out in force at the March 7 special Board of Selectmen meeting, where they packed into conference room A at Town Hall and lined the back walls to air their dismay over clear-cutting of forest land by Aquarion Water Co. on property abutting their scenic road.



Housatonic Valley Association Receives $25,000 Donation from Aquarion Water Co. and Five Area Companies

Aug 14th, 2012 | By

Aquarion Water Company recently donated $12,500 to the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA). The donation was a matching grant to five participating companies that each donated $2,500 in support of HVA’s mission to conserve the natural character and environmental health of the Housatonic River watershed.



Aquarion Water Company Warns Trespassers Against Swimming in Reservoirs

Jul 23rd, 2012 | By

Aquarion Water Company officials are advising people that swimming in Aquarion reservoirs is dangerous, illegal and considered trespassing, which is punishable by fines or arrest. “We want to remind people that our reservoirs are for public water supply and not swimming. Water level changes in our reservoirs are just one of many hazards that can cause serious injury or death. We want everyone to have a safe summer,” said Ralph Fensore, Aquarion’s Chief of Law Enforcement and Security.



Nominate your favorite Connecticut environmental volunteer

Jan 27th, 2012 | By

Think of a person, non-profit, or company who has made a real difference to our environment. It could be through a volunteer effort to protect our water sources. Improve air quality. Safeguard farmland. Or improve wildlife habitat. You’ll find all the criteria at the link inside. Click on this environmental headline for more information.



Aquarion recognized for reducing its carbon footprint

Oct 7th, 2011 | By

Aquarion Water Company has received recognition from the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund for its leadership in reducing its carbon footprint.



Large water company buying smaller Conn. firms, partners with arts council on water exhibition

Aug 2nd, 2011 | By

Since April, Aquarion Water Co. of Connecticut, which serves more than 580,000 customers in 39 cities and towns, announced plans to purchase water systems serving a few thousand residents “with the goal of unifying fragmented operations” and preparing for future development, the Greenwich Time reports.



Aquarion Water Company Announces Connecticut’s Environmental Champions

Jun 8th, 2011 | By

On Saturday, June 4, Aquarion Water Company announced the winners of its first annual Connecticut Environmental Champion Awards at a ceremony held at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo. The awards recognized volunteer projects that have significantly contributed to the improvement of environmental quality through the protection, conservation, restoration and/or stewardship of Connecticut’s water, air, soils, and plant and wildlife habitats.