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CITY OF NEW BRITAIN ANNOUNCES WATER SUPPLY DROUGHT WATCH

October 20, 2020 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 6, 2020

NEW BRITAIN – Today, Mayor Erin Stewart announced a Water Supply Drought Watch for New Britain. Due to the abnormally low amount of rainfall in the past few months the water levels in the city’s reservoirs have fallen to 57% of total capacity. This low level of supply has triggered additional actions to be taken as per the city’s water supply plan. As such, Mayor Stewart and the City of New Britain Water Department are asking all customers of the New Britain Water Utility to voluntarily take additional conservation measures.

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CITY OF NEW BRITAIN ANNOUNCES SEWER TESTING NOTICE

October 20, 2020 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 20, 2020

NEW BRITAIN – Mayor Erin Stewart announced today, a sewer testing notice to City of New Britain residents. Over the past few weeks, Comprehensive Environmental Inc. (CEI) has been doing house inspections in select areas of the City as part of an ongoing sewer study. The next phase of the study involves the use of non-toxic smoke testing for the purpose of locating sources of storm water inflow to the sanitary sewer system. The study will attempt to locate direct and indirect connections from sources like catch basins, roof drains, broken sewer pipes, etc. The smoke testing will be done by Martinez Couch & Associates with a CEI representative assisting the team. The testing will take place on Thursday, October 22nd, 2020.

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City of New Britain Announces Water Supply Drought Advisory

September 8, 2020 

NEW BRITAIN – Today, Mayor Erin Stewart announced a Water Supply Drought Advisory for New Britain. Due to the abnormally low amount of rainfall in the past few months the water levels in the city’s reservoirs have fallen to 67% of total capacity. This low level of supply has triggered action be taken as per the city’s water supply plan. As such, Mayor Stewart and the City of New Britain Water Department are asking all customers of the New Britain Water Utility to voluntarily conserve water and reduce their water usage.

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