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Invitation to Participate in Connecticut’s State Water Plan

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Come share your voice in the early stages of developing Connecticut’s State Water Plan at any one of three public meetings in October. The ongoing drought reminds us why responsible and collaborative stewardship of our water resources is so important. The State Water Plan will provide the framework for managing Connecticut’s water into the future, and help balance the way it meets all of our needs as new climate trends emerge and new needs develop.

The Plan will address the quality and quantity of water for drinking, ecology, recreation, industry, agriculture, energy, and wastewater assimilation.

These public meetings will provide a forum to learn about the planning process, the goals of the plan, and future water management strategies that will be evaluated. They will also provide the public with opportunities to engage in dialogue with state officials and project consultants, ask questions, and discuss issues. The first set of meetings will be held on consecutive days in October 2016, in three different areas of the state. The content of these first three meetings will be the same each day in order to spread awareness and encourage broad statewide engagement. There will be three additional public meetings in the next phase of the project, during the winter and spring of 2017, sequenced in parallel with a progressive series of workshops with project stakeholders.

The first three meetings will be held at the following times and locations:

Tuesday, October 25: 6:00 – 8:00 PM Southeastern CT Council of Governments, 5 Connecticut Avenue, Norwich, CT.

Wednesday, October 26: 1:00 – 3:00 PM Hearing Room 1 at PURA, 10 Franklin Square, New Britain, CT.

Thursday, October 27: 6:00 – 8:00 PM Room 205 of the Southbury Town Hall, 501 Main Street South, Southbury, CT.

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