This program will include the inspection of private property sewer laterals in order to identify defects and/or infiltration sources within the North Branch Park River Drainage area, Gully Brook Drainage area, and North Meadows Drainage area. The program will also include the installation and or replacement of backwater, and/or additional work required to remove private inflow sources as needed to protect customers from sewer surcharging. District forces may be utilized for this program. The District costs may include salary, benefits and overhead.
To reduce or remove private inflow and infiltration sources in the North Branch Park River Drainage area, Gully Brook Drainage area and North Meadows Drainage area.
Additional appropriation requests for this Project may be anticipated in the future.
The sum of $12,200,000 is hereby appropriated for the inspection of private property sewer laterals to identify defects and/or infiltration sources within the North Branch Park River Drainage Area, Gully Brook Drainage Area and North Meadows Drainage Area. The program will include the installation and/or replacement of backwater valves and/or work required to remove private inflow sources as needed to protect customers from sewer surcharging. The appropriation may also be expended for inspection, design and construction costs, engineering and professional fees, materials, equipment, legal fees, financing costs, interest expense on temporary borrowings, and other costs related to the Project. District resources may be utilized for the Project. The District costs may include salary, benefits and overhead. The District’s Rate Stabilization Fund may be utilized as a funding source for the Project and for the payment of debt service on bonds or notes issued to pay for the Project.
Project is eligible for a 50% grant from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and is expected to be made available. The remaining 50% may be funded from a combination of loan under the State of Connecticut Clean Water Fund (subject to priority ranking and fund availability) and the District’s Rate Stabilization fund.
- Goal is to provide immediate plumbing protection work to properties in advance of sewer separation projects
- Target area is 1000 to 1500 properties in North Hartford
- Construction expected to begin in September 2023
- Work will be completed via House Connection Program Contracts and Backwater Valve Contracts
Backwater Valve Program Information page