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How much is 25 million gallons of sewage? Mayor Martin explains.

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STAMFORD — Mayor David Martin put the sheer magnitude of 25 million gallons of sewage into perspective Monday, telling city representatives the amount would be enough to fill the Government Center almost twice over. Martin made the analogy while talking to the Board of Representatives Leadership Committee, which met with the mayor Monday night to […] [Read More]
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DEEP says Stamford’s wasn’t the only sewage spill reported around the state

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The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says Stamford’s water treatment plant wasn’t the only plant around state to report spills of partially treated sewage during Wednesday night and Thursday. DEEP spokesman Dennis Schain says a total of 15 sewage plants reported discharges of sewage during that period. As well as in Stamford, discharges […] [Read More]
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WPCA Board of Directors meets tonight

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  STAMFORD — The Water Pollution Control Authority Board of Directors will hold its monthly meeting tonight at the Government Center. The meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in the Office of Operations conference room on the 10th floor of the Government Center. Here’s the full agenda: 1. Call to Order, Pledge and Roll Call […] [Read More]
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Stamford left out of $277m waste water grant

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STAMFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office announced Friday that the state bond commission has authorized $277 million in grants to six waste water treatment plants. Stamford is not on the list. The lucky recipients are: Hartford, Rocky Hill, Norwich, Middletown, New Haven and Bristol. Here’s the full news release from the governor’s office: (HARTFORD, CT) […] [Read More]
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WPCA board approves budget

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STAMFORD — The Water Pollution Control Authority board of directors voted Wednesday to approve a $26 million operating budget for next fiscal year. The budget forecasts a 1.68 percent increase in revenue and 2.4 percent increase in expenses for fiscal year 2014-15. The WPCA anticipates collecting $19.2 million in sewer use fees from its users, […] [Read More]
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WPCA to vote on budget tonight

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STAMFORD — The Water Pollution Control Authority Board of Directors will vote tonight on its proposed budget for next fiscal year. At its meeting earlier this month, WPCA Executive Director Bill Brink said the waste water treatment plant’s expenses will increase 3 percent, but he doesn’t foresee a mid-year rate increase like the one ratepayers […] [Read More]
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Power surges causes problems at WPCA

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STAMFORD — The Water Pollution Control Authority suffered its sixth malfunction since mid-December Monday evening. The power failure resulted in the release of 265,000 gallons of non-disinfected waste water into the east branch of Stamford Harbor, WPCA officials reported Tuesday. Unlike the previous incidents, however, Monday’s problem was not caused by an internal malfunction of […] [Read More]
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Auditing firm selected for WPCA review

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ABOVE: Stamford’s Water Pollution Control Authority (ADVOCATE). STAMFORD — An auditing firm has been hired to perform a long-delayed audit of the Water Pollution Control Authority, Board of Finance Chairman John Louizos said Tuesday. A selection committee comprised of finance board members and city officials voted to select CohnReznick to complete the review. The company was […] [Read More]
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WPCA reports fifth malfunction since December

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ABOVE: The Water Pollution Control Authority’s ultraviolet disinfection system STAMFORD — The Water Pollution Control Authority reported Tuesday morning its second equipment malfunction this week. The malfunction resulted in the release of approximately 80,000 gallons of treated but non-disinfected wastewater into the East branch of Stamford Harbor. The problem again appears to be the facility’s […] [Read More]
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WPCA reports fourth spill in January

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STAMFORD — For the fourth time this month, the city’s Water Pollution Control Authority has discharged treated, non-disinfected effluent into the East Branch of Stamford Harbor. The WPCA notified the city and nearby residents via email under requirements of an ordinance passed last year. The latest spill occurred Monday morning when 12,000 gallons of non-disinfected […] [Read More]