Press Release: MDC Holds Ribbon Cutting for North Hartford Community Outreach Office

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Office to support $170 Million Investment in Sewer Improvements

(HARTFORD, CT) – The Metropolitan District (MDC) held a ribbon cutting event for the North Hartford Community Outreach office located at 179 Barbour Street in Hartford earlier today. The purpose of the office is to provide MDC outreach staff with a location within the project area to engage with the community throughout the construction of the North Hartford Sewer Improvement Projects, an over $170 million investment to upgrade the area’s sewer infrastructure.

Construction, referred to as Phase I of the MDC’s Integrated Plan with CT DEEP, began in July of 2023 and includes multiple sewer separation, rehabilitation and lining projects that upgrade the sewer infrastructure both in the street as well as private property improvements.

MDC has three active sewer separation projects currently underway in North Hartford on Durham Street, Woodstock and Branford Streets and Westland Street.  In addition, sewer rehabilitation and lining projects are active in the Tower Avenue and Granby/Blue Hills areas with additional work scheduled to begin this year in the Gully Brook and North Meadows areas.

“I thank our Board of Commissioners, elected officials, regulators at CT DEEP and especially the members of the community for coming together to approve and begin $170 million in improvements for North Hartford.  This office is another way to communicate with our customers being affected by the work,” said MDC Chairman Donald Currey.

MDC CEO Scott Jellison stated, “Maintaining a presence in our construction area with a neighborhood outreach office demonstrates MDC’s commitment to rebuilding the infrastructure in North Hartford. I am particularly proud that we have been able to accomplish this with a 30% Hartford resident workforce goal.”

Press Release: MDC Adds Operation Fuel Donation Option to Water Bill

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Beginning in May, the Metropolitan District (MDC) will implement a change to its mailed water bill that allows for customers to donate to Operation Fuel. Customers can “Add a dollar” or choose an amount of their choice. Previously, MDC customers were able to donate to Operation Fuel only through its online bill pay system.

Operation Fuel is the only year-round emergency energy assistance program in Connecticut, providing help with electricity, water, natural gas, oil, and other energy bills to residents across the state.  Since 2018, the MDC has partnered with Operation Fuel to administer and qualify its regional customers struggling to pay their water bills. 100% of the funds donated to Operation Fuel via customers’ bills go directly to aiding prequalified MDC customers in paying their bills. All funds donated are processed and credited to the customers’ accounts by the MDC.

MDC Chairman Donald Currey stated, “We are thrilled to expand our financial support for MDC customers in need, and provide another way for our customers to donate.” CEO Scott Jellison stated, “Since our partnership began several years ago, we have worked diligently together to help close the gap on water affordability issues with our customers’ generous donations.”

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Press Release: MDC Announces 2024 Hazardous Waste Schedule

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(HARTFORD, CT) – Each year, the Metropolitan District (MDC) provides its customers with an environmentally-friendly initiative, the Household Hazardous Waste Collection (HazWaste) program. The 2024 HazWaste Program is scheduled to begin on Saturday, April 27.

The MDC collects hazardous waste and disposes of it through safe, environmentally responsible practices which in turn protects the health of our communities and the environment. The MDC will hold ten collection dates in 2024 and residents of any participating towns can partake in any collection date.

Participating towns for 2024 include: Bloomfield, East Granby, East Hartford, Hartford, Newington, Rocky Hill, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor and Windsor Locks. See schedule for dates, times and locations.

For more information about the HazWaste program, including a downloadable information packet that lists eligibility requirements, types of materials accepted and more, visit do/environment-health-safety/household-hazardous-waste-collection or call the HazWaste hotline at (860) 278-3809.