Posts Tagged ‘ sewer ’

Major Sewer Project Planned In Old Lyme

Jul 4th, 2014 | By

The town and its beach communities are close to an agreement on a major project that would install sewers for the town’s thousands of summer homes. Small lots in each beach community are packed densely along the Long Island Sound shoreline, and most have inadequate septic systems. For more on this story, visit: Major Sewer

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Flooding closes streets in New Haven area; creates manhole ‘geyser’

Jun 14th, 2014 | By

Cars and pedestrians were stranded by flooded streets, water streamed out of overflowing manholes and at least one large tree was knocked down when downpours hit the city Friday. Most of the floodwaters had receded from streets by 2:30 p.m. and the sun came out. For more on this story, visit: Flooding closes streets in

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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.

Norwich one of six to receive state funding for sewer plant upgrade

Mar 1st, 2014 | By

The state Bond Commission Friday approved a combination of grants and loans to cover at least part of the city’s $96 million sewer plant upgrade project that would improve water quality and allow the sewer system to expand into surrounding towns. From the governor’s office: GOV. MALLOY: SIX CONNECTICUT MUNICIPALITIES TO RECEIVE FUNDING FOR LOCAL

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Pataki lauds Astorino for New Rochelle sewer upgrade

Sep 21st, 2013 | By

Gov. George Pataki came to Tarrytown Friday to praise Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino’s environmental record, which includes $25 million in park improvements, a public-private partnership to clean up the Bronx River, and inclusion of bus rapid-transit on the new Tappan Zee Bridge. For more on this story, visit: Pataki lauds Astorino for New Rochelle

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Stamford’s failed attempt at energy innovation cost taxpayers tens of millions

Feb 6th, 2013 | By

This is the second of two parts examining the Stamford sewage treatment plant’s long history of problems and their causes, the financial implications for local residents and environmental consequences for the entire state. For more on this story, visit: Stamford’s failed attempt at energy innovation cost taxpayers tens of millions | The Connecticut Mirror.

Shoreline Officials Monitoring Sewage Concerns

Oct 31st, 2012 | By

Hurricane Sandy’s high winds and storm surge knocked out power to several sewage treatment plants or pump stations around the state, and in some cases raw or partially treated sewage is flowing into state waterways. Raw sewage was being discharged at pump stations in Branford, Bridgeport, Greenwich, New Haven, Fairfield and East Lyme. For more

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Long Island Sound could be in trouble during storm

Oct 28th, 2012 | By

As Connecticut braces for the possibility of Hurricane Sandy’s landfall here early next week, environmental officials worry that the state’s already overtaxed sewage treatment systems could find themselves in deep trouble. Neena Satija reports for The CT Mirror.

Summary of the New Haven sewer plant information session

Oct 2nd, 2012 | By

New Haven needs a larger sewer plant to accommodate more stormwater runoff and to clean up Long Island Sound. That was the message of officials from the Greater New Haven Water Pollution Control Authority (GNHWPCA) last Thursday in an information session at Nathan Hale School in the Eastshore neighborhood, a few blocks from the sewer authority’s main treatment facility and incinerator. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story from Aaron Goode.

Company tapped for Plainfield sewer survey

Aug 5th, 2012 | By

Plainfield officials hope to be ready to bring plans for a significant upgrade of the town’s sewage treatment facilities before townspeople late this year. First Selectman Paul Sweet said he will recommend at the August meeting of the Sewer Authority that it hire the firm of Fuss and O’Neill, of Manchester, to conduct the survey

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House passes groundbreaking Sewage Right To Know Act

Apr 20th, 2012 | By

Citizens Campaign for the Environment is applauding the CT House for passing the Sewage Right to Know Act (SB 88) today, which would require the state to notify the public whenever sewage overflows contaminate local waterways and communities.

Waterford OKs sewer system plan

Feb 15th, 2012 | By

The Representative Town Meeting approved a nearly $2.7 million sewer system and pump station at Harrison’s Landing along the Thames River in Quaker Hill. The project will provide a sewer system to the last major coastal residential area in town that lacks one, Chief Engineer Neftali Soto told the RTM. For more on this story,

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Town Settles N. Mianus Sewer Lawsuits

Jan 27th, 2012 | By

The residents of North Mianus have settled their protracted lawsuits against the Town of Greenwich over who should pay for the installation of sewers in that area of town. Greenwich Patch reports.

Angela Carella: Sewer plant flush with problems

Jan 19th, 2012 | By

Stamford’s sewage plant is a study in mismanagement and here’s why you should care. You pay for it, more each year. And it is not protecting Long Island Sound as it should. For more on this story, visit: Angela Carella: Sewer plant flush with problems – StamfordAdvocate.

Power outages led to waste treatment plant failures

Dec 31st, 2011 | By

While power outages during Tropical Storm Irene and the October snowstorm left much of the state in the dark, they had a less-publicized but possibly more damaging result — millions of gallons of raw sewage spilled into waterways throughout Connecticut when backup power systems failed at waste treatment plants. The Hartford Courant reports.

Towns make wary, fitful moves to regionalize

Dec 31st, 2011 | By

One of the biggest challenges facing the Bridgeport region is the sewer system. Bridgeport’s system is in need of updating, Trumbull needs to find a way to lower its sewage costs, and Monroe doesn’t have one at all.

Sewage spills into Old Greenwich waters | GreenwichTime

Nov 14th, 2011 | By

As much as 60,000 gallons of untreated sewage was released into the waters off Old Greenwich on Friday after a problem with the town’s sewer system was detected. Dennis Schain, a spokesman for the state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, said Saturday that the department was notified by the town late Friday afternoon that

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Generator stops working at Middletown sewer plant

Nov 2nd, 2011 | By

The generator powering the Middletown sewer plant has stopped working, officials said Tuesday. The sewer plant has been without power since the weekend storm and was running of a generator, which shut down Tuesday morning, Mayor Sebastian Giuliano said. It’s a heavy-duty generator, he said, and “you can’t just go down to Home Depot to

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City of (Sewage in the) Water | Larry Levine’s Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

Jul 24th, 2011 | By

While New York Harbor is generally cleaner than it’s been in a century — thanks to the very same Clean Water Act that a majority in the House of Representatives voted to gut last week — the city still ROUTINELY dumps billions of gallons sewage into local waterways every year when it rains.

Joining Mattabassett Sewer District ‘money extremely well-spent’

Jun 21st, 2011 | By

As part of a new state bill passed by the state legislature and awaiting the signature of Gov. Dannel Malloy, Middletown will become a full member of the district joining New Britain, Cromwell and Berlin who already have full membership.