Posts Tagged ‘ stormwater overflow ’

Heavy rains lead to sewage spills around the state

May 2nd, 2014 | By
Stormwater overflow in West Haven, Connecticut, 2006 (photo: Christopher Zurcher)

State officials told Eyewitness News this incident happens when the water flow gets so high, it becomes unmanageable and basically untreatable.



West Haven fined for illegal sewage discharges; Will ‘significantly reduce’ illegal discharges.

Dec 20th, 2013 | By
What can happen during heavy storms of sewer systems are not upgraded. This photo was taken one block from West Haven beach. (photo: cjzurcher)

A major settlement involving federal and state regulators and the City of West Haven will significantly reduce illegal discharges of raw sewage into the environment throughout West Haven from the City’s wastewater collection system.

Under the terms of the settlement, the city will reduce illegal raw sewage overflows from their wastewater collection system, which previously has been discharged to area waterways including New Haven Harbor and the Long Island Sound, in violation of the federal Clean Water Act.



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.



Cleaning up the Sound – starting with city sewage overflows

Jul 2nd, 2012 | By

Last week, Save the Sound testified publicly in favor of the New Haven regional sewer authority investing $50 million in sewage treatment plant improvements in New Haven. Part of the environmental justice is providing clean water, safe swimming, and safe boating and clamming for all people, including under served communities like New Haven. By cleaning up New Haven’s harbor, we clean up the entire Sound.



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.



Senate passes sewage ‘right to know’ act: CCE

Apr 15th, 2012 | By

Citizens Campaign for the Environment is applauding the CT Senate for passing the Sewage Right to Know Act yesterday, which would require the state to notify the public whenever sewage overflows contaminate local waterways. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story.



Residents, Long Island Sound, city win with storm water user fee

Jan 17th, 2011 | By

Water running off roads, parking lots and roofs can overwhelm the sewerage system, flood streets, carry pesticides into rivers and lead to overflows of raw sewage into Long Island Sound.