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Connecticut Laws | Title 25 Water Resources. Flood And Erosion Control
CHAPTER 474 POLLUTION
Sec. 25-32k. Provision of educational materials to water company customers addressing water conservation, water supply source protection, and the health effects and sources of lead and copper. Civil penalty.

(b) The Commissioner of Public Health shall, within available resources, develop, in consultation with public water suppliers, public education materials on health effects and sources of lead and copper, which shall be distributed pursuant to subsection (a) of this section. (89)

(c) The Commissioner of Public Health may impose a civil penalty on any water company that violates the provisions of this section. In imposing such civil penalty, the commissioner shall comply with the procedures set forth in section 25-32e, except that the amount shall not exceed five thousand dollars per violation. Each year the company fails to offer educational materials or information on water conservation shall be deemed to be a separate violation. (90)

Sec. 25-32l. Inclusion of educational materials on water conservation may be required in water supply plans. (91)(Text)

The Commissioner of Public Health may require in a water supply plan, prepared pursuant to section 25-32d, the inclusion of a description of a water company's program to provide educational material or information on water conservation to residential customers. (92)

Sec. 25-32m. Sale of bottled water by water company or municipality. (93)(Text)

(a) Any water company, as defined in section 25-32a, may engage in the sale of bottled water or establish an entity under chapter 601 for the purpose of engaging in the sale of bottled water within or outside of its franchise area. The costs and expenses of a water company associated with the sale of bottled water shall be exclusive of the costs and expenses associated with the establishment of rates and charges for the use of the waterworks system pursuant to section 7-239. (94)

(b) Any municipality may exercise the authority provided for in subsection (a) of this section notwithstanding the provisions of any special act, municipal charter or home rule ordinance. A municipality shall establish such entity upon approval of the chief executive officer of the municipality and by adoption of an ordinance approved by a vote of two-thirds of the members present at a meeting of the legislative body of the municipality or the board of selectmen or city or town council, in the case of a municipality in which the legislative body is a town meeting. (95)

Sec. 25-32n. Water service to a school administration building from a well. (96)(Text)

Notwithstanding the provisions of the general statutes, a municipality with a population between thirty-eight thousand and forty-three thousand persons, as enumerated in the 2000 federal decennial census, that, as of June 26, 2003, has a well that provides water service to a school administration building having less than seventy-five employees shall not be considered a water company for purposes of title 16 and this title. Nothing in this section shall relieve such municipality from testing the water in such well where testing is required by law. (97)

Sec. 25-33. Water company: Reporting and record retention requirements. Plan required for construction or expansion of a water supply system or a proposed new source of water supply. Regulations. (98)(Text)

(a) On or before January first, annually, each water company shall file with the Department of Public Health, in such form as the Commissioner of Public Health shall prescribe, a written statement containing the following information: (1) The business name and address of the water company; (2) the name and residence address of the proprietor thereof or, if a partnership, the name and residence address of each partner or, if an association or corporation, the name and residence address of each officer and director; (3) the number and types of its consumers and a description of the area which the company serves; (4) an identification and description of its source of water supply; and (5) such other information as the Commissioner of Public Health may require. (99)

(b) No system of water supply owned or used by a water company shall be constructed or expanded or a new additional source of water supply utilized until the plans therefor have been submitted to and reviewed and approved by the department, except that no such prior review or approval is required for distribution water main installations that are constructed in accordance with sound engineering standards and all applicable laws and regulations. A plan for any proposed new source of water supply submitted to the department pursuant to this subsection shall include documentation that provides for: (1) A brief description of potential effects that the proposed new source of water supply may have on nearby water supply systems including public and private wells; and (2) the water company's ownership or control of the proposed new source of water supply's sanitary radius and minimum setback requirements as specified in the regulations of Connecticut state agencies and that such ownership or control shall continue to be maintained as specified in such regulations. If the department determines, based upon documentation provided, that the water company does not own or control the proposed new source of water supply's sanitary radius or minimum setback requirements as specified in the regulations of Connecticut state agencies, the department shall require the water company proposing a new source of water supply to supply additional documentation to the department that adequately demonstrates the alternative methods that will be utilized to assure the proposed new source of water supply's long-term purity and adequacy. In reviewing any plan for a proposed new source of water supply, the department shall consider the issues specified in this subsection. The Commissioner of Public Health may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to carry out the provisions of this subsection and subsection (c) of this section. For purposes of this subsection and subsection (c) of this section, "distribution water main installations" means installations, extensions, replacements or repairs of public water supply system mains from which water is or will be delivered to one or more service connections and which do not require construction or expansion of pumping stations, storage facilities, treatment facilities or sources of supply. (100)

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