Posts Tagged ‘ Quinnipiac River ’

Plan Would Cut New Haven Sewage Overflow By 75%

Jun 10th, 2014 | By

Officials from the Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA) detailed that plan in a public meeting Thursday night at Truman School. The plan aims to reduce the amount of storm and waste water by 75 percent by filling sewer pipes to capacity.

A Quinnipiac plan: go with the flow

Oct 28th, 2013 | By

… There are still a few companies — including Cytec Industries and Allegheny Ludlum in Wallingford — that are allowed to discharge waste water into the river, under state permits.

Bethany artist creates replica of Quinnipiac River with plastic water bottles and river water (video)

Apr 23rd, 2013 | By

“It’s a call to attention,” said Fritz Horstman, who created the 100-foot long public sculpture throughout the day. “I’m not against plastic water bottles. We need them. But we should also understand the water cycle, since we have a river about 10 blocks from here.”

‘Green’ vs. ‘Gray’ On New Haven Sewage Plant Upgrade

Jan 21st, 2013 | By

The East Shore water treatment plant is gearing up to spend the first chunk of a hoped-for $450 million to prepare for super storms and to send less sewage into the Q, Mill, and West rivers and Long Island Sound.

DEEP OK’s test of filter’s ability to lower phosphorus levels

Aug 25th, 2012 | By

The Water Pollution Control Authority has received approval from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to conduct a pilot study on disc filters, considered the most cost-effective mechanical method of reducing phosphorus levels in water that’s released into the Quinnipiac River. For more on this story, visit: DEEP OK’s test of filter’s ability to

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Cleaning the Quinnipiac, one pollutant at a time

Jul 17th, 2012 | By

DEEP environmental analyst Mary Becker insists that the new focus on phosphorus doesn’t mean that the state is neglecting Quinnipiac’s other pollution problems. While industrial chemicals remain an issue, tougher regulations, closing factories and remediation have reduced their levels. Barbara Moran, Conn. Health I-Team reports in the Meriden Record-Journal.

Officials stepping in on man’s attempts to stave off river pollution

Nov 7th, 2010 | By

A wetlands enforcement officer will be sent by the DEP in the coming months to evaluate the site, and discuss the man’s endeavor and figure out the next phase.