Clean Rivers Campaign:
Greater Hartford Clean Water Project
Voters in the 8 MDC towns of the Greater Hartford, CT region approved the Clean Water Project with overwhelming support. This is a big step forward in improving the health and economic viability of local rivers including the Park and CT Rivers and Wethersfield Cove. For your support, the rivers thank you.
Sights like those in the picture at right, in which a recent rainfall overwhelmed the aging system and let raw sewage wash into this neighborhood stream in a "combined sewer overflow" (CSO), will soon be a thing of the past.
On November 6th, residents of the Greater Hartford area – Bloomfield, East Hartford, Hartford, Newington, Rocky Hill, West Hartford, Wethersfield, and Windsor - voted “Yes” to clean rivers. The Clean Water Project will stop over 1 billion gallons of raw sewage from entering the Connecticut and Park Rivers every year. This sewage overflow makes our rivers unsafe for swimming and boating and impacts our economy. By investing your money in better sewer pipes and treatment plants we will have healthier rivers and a healthier economy.
Here's what your neighbors said about this project:
Your investment will help eliminate sewage backups into basements, get toxics and harmful bacteria out of our rivers, and continue to add economic value to our communities.
This phase of the work is projected to cost $800 million dollars. That's a lot of money, but an average household will only see an increase of $48 each quarter in their bill. That's less than the cost of a daily cup of coffee!
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Become a member We rely on your support to respond quickly when pollution threatens our community resources. Without your support, we simply don't have the resources we need to respond effectively. Please donate now.
Photo credits (above): MDC
Image Credits at Right - Illustrations: Bill Singleton; Photos: ©Al Braden www.albradenphoto.com, CRWC Staff.