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Connecticut Laws | Title 25 Water Resources. Flood And Erosion Control
Sec. 25-45. Local ordinances concerning reservoirs.

Sec. 25-45. Local ordinances concerning reservoirs. (240)(Text)

The legislative body of any city or borough may make, alter and repeal ordinances to regulate or prevent fishing, trespassing or any nuisance in or upon any property of such city or borough or of any subdivision thereof. Such ordinances may provide for the imposition of a fine not exceeding fifty dollars or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both, for any violation thereof. The common council of any city or the warden and burgesses of any borough may appoint special constables to protect reservoir property and to execute any such ordinance and any provision of the statutes relating to protection of water supply, and for that purpose such constables shall have all the powers of constables of towns. (241)

Sec. 25-46. Interstate waters used for drinking water supply. (242)(Text)

For the purpose of protecting the purity of interstate waters used or intended for use by any municipality, public institution or water company of this or of any adjoining state or states as sources of drinking water supply, and with a view to reciprocal action by adjoining states for the benefit of this state, the Department of Public Health is authorized, at the request of the Department of Public Health, or the official body having similar powers and duties, of an adjoining state, to provide in the Public Health Code regulations for the protection of the purity of the waters of any lakes, ponds, streams and reservoirs, within any specified drainage area in this state, tributary to any such drinking water supply of an adjoining state. (243)

Secs. 25-47 to 25-50. Ice: Pollution of source, notices, exception; control of sources of supply, notices. Ice from outside this state; examination. Penalties. (244)(Text)

Sections 25-47 to 25-50, inclusive, are repealed, effective October 1, 2002. (245)

Sec. 25-51. Injunction against injury to water supply or source. (246)(Text)

Whenever any land or building is used, occupied or allowed to remain in a condition such that it is or could be a source of pollution to any public water supply reservoir or associated watershed, including, but not limited to, any watercourse, wetland or drainage system from which water flows to a public water supply reservoir or any public water supply well or associated aquifer protection area, as defined in section 22a-354h, the municipality or water company, as defined in section 25-32a, having charge of such reservoir or well, or the local director of health or the local director's agents, may apply for relief to the superior court for the judicial district wherein such reservoir, watershed, well or aquifer protection area is located, and said court may make any order in the premises, temporary or permanent, which, in its judgment, may be necessary to preserve the purity of such water. The municipality or water company, by its officers or agents duly appointed, or the local director of health, or the local director's agents may, at all reasonable times, enter upon and inspect any premises within the watershed tributary to, or aquifer protection area of, such water supply and, if any nuisance likely to pollute such water is found therein, the local director of health or the local director's agent may abate such nuisance after reasonable notice to the owners or occupants of such premises and their refusal or neglect to abate the same, and the municipality or water company shall be liable for all unnecessary or unreasonable damage done to such premises. (247)

Sec. 25-52. Cemeteries not to be near ice ponds. (248)(Text)

Section 25-52 is repealed, effective October 1, 2002. (249)

Sec. 25-53. Abatement of nuisance. (250)(Text)

Whenever any order is made by the Superior Court for the abatement of any nuisance to such water or ice, and said court finds that compliance with such order will damage any person or corporation or deprive him or it of any substantial right, said court may assess just damages in favor of such person or corporation, to be paid by such municipality, person or corporation as the court decrees. (251)

Sec. 25-54. Sale of ice regulated. (252)(Text)

Section 25-54 is repealed, effective October 1, 2002. (253)


Secs. 25-54a to 25-54v. (255)(Text)

Transferred to Chapter 446k, Secs. 22a-422 to 22a-443, inclusive. (256)

Sec. 25-54w. State advance in anticipation of federal funds for engineering report. (257)(Text)

Section 25-54w is repealed. (258)

Secs. 25-54x to 25-54pp. (259)(Text)

Transferred to Chapter 446k, Secs. 22a-444 to 22a-462, inclusive. (260)

Sec. 25-54qq. Penalty. (261)(Text)

Section 25-54qq is repealed. (262)

Secs. 25-54rr to 25-54yy. (263)(Text)

Transferred to Chapter 446k, Secs. 22a-463 to 22a-470, inclusive. (264)


Secs. 25-55 to 25-66a. (266)(Text)

Transferred to Chapter 446f, Secs. 22a-293 to 22a-305, inclusive. (267)


Secs. 25-67, 25-68 and 25-68a. (269)(Text)

Transferred to Chapter 446g, Secs. 22a-308 to 22a-310, inclusive. (270)


Sec. 25-68b. Definitions. (272)(Text)

As used in sections 25-68b to 25-68h, inclusive: (273)

(1) "Activity" means any proposed state action in a floodplain or any proposed state action that impacts natural or man-made storm drainage facilities that are located on property that the commissioner determines to be controlled by the state; (274)

(2) "Base flood" means that flood which has a one per cent chance of being equaled or exceeded in any year, as defined in regulations of the National Flood Insurance Program (44 CFR 59 et seq.) or that flood designated by the commissioner pursuant to section 25-68c. Any flood so designated by the commissioner shall have at least a one per cent chance of being equaled or exceeded in any year. Such flood may be designated as the A or V zones on maps published by the National Flood Insurance Program. The "base flood for a critical activity" means the flood that has at least a .2 per cent chance of being equaled or exceeded in any year. Such flood may be designated as the B zone on maps published for the National Flood Insurance Program; (275)

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