Posts Tagged ‘ MDC ’

MDC’s Mike Jefferson receives EPA award

Jun 21st, 2014 | By

Mike Jefferson, MDC Diversity Manager at The Metropolitan District, was presented with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Administrator’s Award for Outstanding State, Local or Tribal Office Performance Achievement. Jefferson was the sole recipient selected for this national honor.



UConn declines proposal for water from Farmington River watershed

Aug 12th, 2013 | By

According to published reports in several different media publications, the Board of Trustees at the University of Connecticut decided earlier this week to select a proposal from the nearby Connecticut Water Company in Tolland to supply additional drinking water to the main campus in Storrs and the town of Mansfield.



UConn is doing right for its water needs by rejecting the MDC plan

Aug 6th, 2013 | By

We applaud reports that the University of Connecticut seems poised to do the right thing by ending the statewide water controversy and rejecting a proposal by Metropolitan District Commission to ship water from the Farmington River across the state to solve UConn’s water needs. It is important that the UConn board of trustees ratify this

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MDC resumes work on W. Hartford sewer leg

Apr 18th, 2013 | By

The Metropolitan District Commission has restarted work on a new line to link hundreds of West Hartford homes and businesses to its sprawling regional sewer network. For more on this story, visit: MDC resumes work on W. Hartford sewer leg | HartfordBusiness.com.



UConn water should remain up to our own standards

Feb 4th, 2013 | By

UConn prides itself on being sustainable and environmentally conscious. Over the past few years, the school has amped up its green initiative to great results. All of the most recent work done on campus has been ecologically minded, and we’ve been ranked one of the most environmentally friendly schools in the country. It’s great that UConn is thinking about the way it grows, but one new project is in sharp contrast to this ethos.



MDC Radio Frequency Program to install 20,000 automated meter reading devices

Jan 23rd, 2013 | By

The purpose of the program is to significantly reduce estimated water bills, increase billing accuracy and eliminate the need to routinely access customer homes to read water meters. Click on this headline for more of this story.



Dozens Of Farmington Valley Residents Speak Against UConn’s Water Supply Plan (update)

Jan 23rd, 2013 | By

Dozens of speakers at a hearing Tuesday night denounced a plan to take water from the Farmington River Watershed to supply the University of Connecticut, saying it would harm an already stressed Farmington River, an important resource.

Click on this environmental headline for more on this story from The Hartford Courant.



MDC Explains ‘Misconceptions’ About UConn Water Diversion Plan

Jan 22nd, 2013 | By

Metropolitan District Commission officials met with about 50 members of the public Thursday night to clear up “misconceptions and misunderstandings” about the water company’s bid to provide water to the town of Mansfield and University of Connecticut at Storrs. Chris Stone, a member of the MDC’s legal staff, said the nonprofit is not interested in

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MDC Explains ‘Misconceptions’ About UConn Water Diversion Plan

Jan 19th, 2013 | By

Metropolitan District Commission officials met with about 50 members of the public Thursday night to clear up “misconceptions and misunderstandings” about the water company’s bid to provide water to the town of Mansfield and University of Connecticut at Storrs. For more on this story, visit: MDC Explains ‘Misconceptions’ About UConn Water Diversion Plan – Canton,

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Deadline For Comment On Controversial MDC Water Plan Is Extended

Dec 21st, 2012 | By

Citizens will have more time to comment on a controversial plan by the University of Connecticut and The Metropolitan District to tap the upper Farmington River to serve the university’s growing water needs.



UConn Water Proposal Concerns Canton Officials

Dec 14th, 2012 | By

Town officials eager to use the Farmington River as an asset to revitalizing Collinsville are joining those who are concerned about the potential impact of providing water from the river’s watershed to the University of Connecticut. The Metropolitan District Commission has proposed building a pipeline from Manchester to Mansfield to bring more water to UConn’s

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A New Dam: West Hartford’s Reservoir No. 2 to get $2.6 million upgrade

Sep 5th, 2012 | By

Plans to restructure Reservoir No. 2, a 150-year-old watershed reservoir, are now under way as part of a $2.1 billion water infrastructure improvement plan that will restore all MDC dams in West Hartford within the next 5-10 years.



Stormwater provides service learning project, Park River protection

Jul 7th, 2012 | By

MDC to support Watkinson School’s annual service learning project to prevent dumping of waste in local storm drains West Hartford residents and their sixth grade science classmates from Watkinson School in Hartford stenciled storm drains and distributed educational fliers in the Bloomfield neighborhood of Kenwood Circle, a service project aimed at protecting the Park River.

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MDC water pollution control facilities honored by National Association of Clean Water Agencies

Sep 30th, 2011 | By

The Metropolitan District has been selected to receive 2010 Peak Performance Awards for its four Water Pollution Control Facilities. The Peak Performance Awards program, administered by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies recognizes public wastewater treatment facilities for outstanding compliance records.



Senate Passes Recreational Liability Reform | CFPA

Jun 12th, 2011 | By

In a dispatch from the Connecticut Forest and Parks Association, Eric Hammerling writes:

In the last hour of the legislative session, the Senate of the CT General Assembly passed H.B. 6557 ensuring that Municipalities will be better protected against frivolous lawsuits stemming from outdoor activities on 150,000+ acres of recreational lands.