Connecticut

Water Infrastructure Asset Management
Connecticut
Intro

Connecticut offers project subsidies to public water systems with existing asset management plans as well as priority points for loans. Asset management training and assistance is offered in partnership with Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP). Drinking water systems serving >1000 residents must prepare an asset management plan.

MentorAPM in
Connecticut

MentorAPM asset management tools can help drinking water systems that are obligated to submit an asset management plan with the Connecticut Department of Health.

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Connecticut has over a thousand dams on its tributaries, with the first full main stem barrier built at Turners Falls in 1798.

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State Asset Management

Opportunities and Obligations

Funding

  • Additional priority points are awarded to PWSs with existing asset management plans.
  • A comprehensive assessment of water and/or wastewater equipment and infrastructure, including includes analysis of a system’s AM, is performed by the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) Solutions. Collected data is frequently required for grant or loan applications. The DWSRF program also provides incentives for small PWSs to implement AM plans. Project subsidizations are offered for systems that commit to creating AM plans, or with existing AM plans.

Regulatory

  • Statutes ensuring existing PWSs are utilizing AM have been passed by the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CT DPH). For example, CWSs serving <1,000 year-round residents are required to prepare an AM and fiscal plan for their assets. See Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) §19a-37e, 25-32 and Public Act 21-121.
  • Problems or changes to systems’ assets are assessed by the Sanitary Survey Capacity Questionnaire.

Assistance

  • To avoid infrastructure failures and manage system assets, CT DHP partners with RCAP Solutions to provide tools and training.
  • To meet the requirements of the AM statute, guidance documents are provided to the PWS.
  • To identify asset-related infrastructure deficiencies, a Capacity Assessment Tool is utilized.
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