Press Release: MDC Recreation Area Holiday Schedule

November 17, 2022
For Immediate Release

Press Release

(HARTFORD, CT) – The Metropolitan District’s (MDC) recreational facilities will have limited hours for the upcoming Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

Hours at the West Hartford Reservoir, located at 1420 Farmington Avenue; Reservoir #6, located off Route 44/Albany Avenue in West Hartford and the West Branch Reservoir in Hartland will be limited per the following schedule:

November 24, Thanksgiving (CLOSED)

December 24, Christmas Eve (CLOSED at 12PM)

December 25, Christmas Day (CLOSED)

December 31, New Year’s Eve, (CLOSED at 12PM)

January 1, New Year’s Day (OPEN)

Press Release: MDC to Test Flood Warning Notification Sirens

Annual Goodwin Dam test scheduled for October 26
October 21, 2022
For Immediate Release

Press Release

(HARTFORD, CT) – The Metropolitan District’s (MDC) flood warning notification sirens, located at the Goodwin Dam Hydroelectric Powerhouse in West Hartland and adjacent to the Grange Hall in the Riverton section of Barkhamsted, will undergo routine testing and public sounding on

Wednesday, October 26, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. and again at 7:00 p.m. This public sounding will affect the communities of West Hartland, Colebrook, Riverton and a portion of Barkhamsted.

Each scheduled test will begin with a voice message broadcast through the warning notification sound system stating, “The following warning tones are a test of the Goodwin Dam to Riverton Evacuation Siren System. In the event of an emergency situation at the Goodwin Dam, the following alarm tone would be sounded. This is only a test. This is only a test.” Several soundings may be necessary to fully exercise the system and each test is anticipated to last no longer than five minutes.

The test will conclude with the message stating “This announcement concludes the testing of the Goodwin Dam to Riverton Evacuation Siren System. This was only a test. This was only a test.” The MDC takes responsibility for the safety and well-being of our customers very seriously and regrets any inconvenience that the noise may cause to residents during the testing period.

The tests are part of the MDC’s Goodwin Dam Emergency Action Plan and are required by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for all hydroelectric power facilities. The testing has been fully coordinated with local emergency response agency officials. Questions regarding local emergency preparedness agency evacuation plans should be directed to local Police and/or Fire Departments.

Press Release: MDC’s Susan Negrelli Recognized By Construction Industry

MDC Director of Engineering receives Public Owner of the Year Award
For Immediate Release

October 19, 2022
Press Release

(HARTFORD, CT) The Metropolitan District’s (MDC) Susan Negrelli, was recently named a recipient of the 2022 Public Owner of the Year Award by the Associated General Contractors of Connecticut (AGC CT).  Negrelli, the MDC’s Director of Engineering & Planning, was recognized was presented with the award at the AGC CT’s Industry Recognition Awards event held on October 13.

AGC/CT is the building division of the Connecticut Construction Industry Association, representing commercial, industrial, and institutional construction contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and professionals serving the Connecticut construction industry. The Industry Recognition Awards are presented annually to honor industry leaders who have earned special distinction for their contributions to the construction industry.  The Public Owner of the Year award to goes to municipalities or government agencies.

As Director of Engineering & Planning for the past eight years, Negrelli oversees planning, design and construction of capital improvement and clean water projects; technical services; and supplier diversity.  The MDC’s annual capital improvement spend is approximately $80-95M.  In addition to capital projects, Ms. Negrelli has directed the implementation of the over $2 billion Clean Water Project, including the over $500M South Hartford Conveyance & Storage Tunnel project, which has been in construction for the past six years and is one of the largest construction projects in all of New England. Negrelli has been an MDC employee for over twenty-five years and remains involved in local, regional and national professional industry associations.

“Susan has played a vital role in the MDC’s commitment to improve the water and sewer infrastructure for the towns we serve. Whether it’s overseeing the capital investment of over ten miles of water main every year or the massive undertaking of the Clean Water Project, Susan has kept us moving forward”, stated MDC CEO Scott Jellison.

Independent Consumer Advocate October 12 Meeting Information

The Independent Consumer Advocate will hold the annual Consumer meeting on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.

The purpose of the meeting is to report on the Advocate’s activities and receive consumer feedback.

The meeting will be held at the MDC Training Center, 125 Maxim Rd., Hartford and also telephonically.

Anyone who wants to call in should use phone number:
1 (415) 655-0001

Access code: 438 086 61#