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Posted on in Old Saybrook/Topic: Sewers

After Study Recommends Sewering into Connecticut River, 840 Parcels Pose Quandary for Old Saybrook

OLD SAYBROOK — According to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the town has only two options to resolve a water pollution issue dating to the 1970s: either install a water treatment and community septic system, or install sewers and a sewage treatment facility that would drain into the Connecticut River. “The final… Keep Reading

Posted on in Letters/Topic: Old Lyme Beach Communities/Topic: Sewers

Letter: Appraisal Estimates Don’t Add Up for Residential Owners in Sound View

At the conclusion of the December WPCA meeting, Chairman Prendergast made the following statements recorded in WPCA minutes and CT Examiner:  His White Sands property and those of his neighbors had gone up 20 – 30% in the latest appraisal.  “Beach property values generally go up when the rest of the town goes down. When… Keep Reading

Posted on in Topic: Old Lyme Beach Communities/Topic: Sewers/WPCA

Old Lyme WPCA Hires Consultant, Debates Sewer Funding and Tests

OLD LYME — The Water Pollution Control Authority made incremental progress Tuesday night, approving a contract to hire a benefit assessment consultant, discussing a potential agreement with the three private beach communities, as well as considering an independent expert to evaluate water testing at Hawk’s Nest.  WPCA Chair Richard Prendergast said that hiring a assessement… Keep Reading

Posted on in In the Region/Topic: Planning & Development/Topic: Sewers

Charlestown’s Virginia Lee Offers Alternative on Shoreline Development

CHARLESTOWN, RI — Open space. Dark skies. Limited development. Good schools. Low taxes. How has Charlestown, a small coastal town packed into the crowded Eastern seaboard, blazed its own decades-long path of holding to its environmental values while also staying financially stable and attracting families to live there? And is Charlestown’s model fiscally and environmentally… Keep Reading

Posted on in New London/Topic: Sewers/WPCA

New London Opts to Renegotiate Regional Sewer Agreement

NEW LONDON — At its December 19 meeting, the New London Water and Water Pollution Control Authority voted to renegotiate the 30-year-old sewage agreement with the towns of Waterford and East Lyme.  The tri-town agreement would have automatically renewed on January 10, 2021 for a ten-year period unless one or more member municipalities gave formal… Keep Reading

Posted on in Board of Selectmen/Topic: Sewers

Old Lyme Board of Selectmen Talk Beavers, Sewers, Reviewing Roles of Commissions

OLD LYME — The Board of Selectmen provided updates at their Monday meeting, on projects planned for the Sound View neighborhood, continuing struggles with beaver dam flooding around Black Hall Pond, and announced plans to review the roles of town committees Beaver flooding Several town boards — including the Open Space Commission and the Flood… Keep Reading

Posted on in Topic: Sewers/WPCA

WPCA Discusses a State-Mandated Revision to Old Lyme’s Sewer Ordinance and Cost Sharing

OLD LYME — In part due to the town’s recent re-evaluation, the Water Pollution Control Authority plans to hire attorneys and consultants to determine property values in Sound View Beach as the town’s sewer project moves forward.  At Tuesday’s WPCA meeting, Douglas Wilkinson, treasurer, said next year’s budget includes $10,000 for a land use lawyer… Keep Reading

Posted on in Letters/Topic: Old Lyme Beach Communities/Topic: Sewers/WPCA

Letter: How the Politics of Sewers Impacts One Old Lyme Family

Originally the scope of the sewer project in Old Lyme — as determined by the Old Lyme Water Pollution Control Authority and DEEP — included the public beaches of Sound View, White Sands Beach and Hawks Nest. The private beaches were already marching forward.  At the October 2014 meeting of the Old Lyme WPCA, as… Keep Reading

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